By K.B. Sherman, Contributing Writer
Grafton – Grafton Town Administrator Timothy McInerney’s appointment of three new permanent full-time police officers was affirmed by the Grafton Board of Selectmen at their meeting Sept. 1. Chief of Police Normand Crepeau Jr. introduced David W. Sullivan, Jason J. Atchue and Mark F. Alves to the board before a packed audience of friends and families.
Sullivan is a Grafton resident who holds a master’s degree and was previously a police officer in Spencer.
Atchue is also a Grafton resident and holds a bachelor’s degree. He is a recent graduate of the Municipal Police Training Committee 52nd R.O.C. Western Massachusetts Police Academy. He has also been a part-time police officer in Millville.
Alves graduated from Boston College, where he received a master’s degree and was a campus police officer. He previously worked as a Grafton Police dispatcher, an MBTA police officer and a firefighter, and is an information technology specialist.
All three officers were currently Reserve/Intermittent Police Officers with the Grafton Police Department. They will be starting work next week with the department’s Field Training Program (FTO). At the completion of the FTO training they will be assigned to their shifts.