2012 Report of the Randolph Police Department
Nearly three years ago, I took my oath of office as your police chief. I made many promises to our residents and the members of the Randolph Police Department that night. I promised our residents that the department would strive to continue to reduce the crime rate, provide fair and professional police services to all and to partner with our community with a mix of community policing services and a problem oriented approach to address the quality of life issues that faced our town. To the members of the department I promised organizational change and a constant focus on increasing the professional standards of our positions. Personally, I promised that I would be accessible and accountable to all who needed police services and to be reverent for the traditions and customs that make Randolph a special
The police department is expected to be certified by the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Committee before July of 2013. This process was a three year effort to completely review our policies and procedures and to ensure that the police department is following the best practices of our profession. Certification is the first step in the full accreditation process which provides detailed and specific standard procedures to employees of this organization which translates into improved service to the community. I would be remiss if I did not recognize the efforts of Lieutenant George McNeil who was appointed accreditation manager and Sgt. Melissa McCormick who have put in long hours and dedicated effort to see this project through. I expect full accreditation in 2013.
The crime rate in Randolph dropped for the fourth straight year by 5.5%. I am encouraged that we continue to see declines in the crime rate despite a difficult economy. I feel that the approach we have utilized in dealing with incidents that used to drive our crime rate is working well, this includes a dedicated patrol force and the efforts of our detectives in information sharing that has produced the results that I was hoping for. When I took charge almost three years ago, Randolph had three self-identified youth gangs-today there are none. Our youth violence strategy has been an accomplishment of this department that I am most proud of. I am committed to this strategy and we must remain vigilant that youth gang activity in Randolph will never be tolerated.
This year, Lieutenant Edward O’Leary retired after 32 years of service. Lt. O’Leary was for many years the department’s training and firearms licensing officer and provided dedicated service to the people of Randolph throughout his career. We wish him a happy and healthy retirement. After the retirement of Lt. O’Leary, James Hayward was promoted to lieutenant and Penny Cirino was promoted to sergeant. Both officers’ promotions were well deserved and I look forward to working with them in the future.
Four new officers started in 2012; they were Kevin Aldred, Richard Brewer, Casey Conley and Billy Lok. All four officers graduated from the Boston Police Academy in July and completed a twelve week field training program. All of these officers are Randolph natives who already have knowledge and an understanding of this community. I am excited to see many of our younger residents that have an interest in the career of policing and the intention of serving their hometown. I believe that the future of the Randolph Police Department is bright because of the quality of the applicants we are attracting.
Three officers received the prestigious Robert P. Dana award at Quincy District Court this year. They were Marc L’Italien, Kevin Donnelly and Douglas Morgan. These officers arrested a man who had set fire to his home and threatened the lives of at least ten people. Their quick, brave and meritorious service was properly acknowledged at a ceremony at Quincy District Court last June. My sincere best wishes to all for their continued success in their careers.
I would like to thank the command and supervisory staff for their support and wise counsel throughout the year and I am grateful to work with such committed professionals every day. I would like to thank the patrolmen and detectives of this department. Your work is appreciated and respected by me. No initiative can be successful without your support and professionalism. I thank you for your hard work and dedication to duty and for all the good work you do in the community.
I would like to thank the Town Manager David Murphy, Town Council and all other departments for their assistance to the Randolph Police Department. In particular, I thank Chief Foley and the Randolph Fire Department for the excellent working relationship we share between our departments. I thank the Randolph Auxiliary Police and the Randolph Citizen’s Police Alumni Association for their volunteerism and support to the department and the community. I would also like to thank our police chaplain Leland Clarke for all the kindnesses and support shown to the officers of the department and to the victims of crime.
William F. Pace
Chief of Police
REPORT OF THE PARKING CLERK
Parking Tickets issued – 2012 1,271
Value of Tickets issued in 2012:………………….. $74,085.00
Value of ALL outstanding parking tickets
owed to The Town of Randolph: ……………………$214,285.50
Release Forms issued for RMV 148
TOTAL MONIES/FINES COLLECTED – 2012 $ 67,812.20
Diane M. Tracey-McNulty