By Melanie Petrucci, Contributing Writer
Northborough – Police Sergeant Joseph Galvin was appointed unanimously to the post of police lieutenant by the Board of Selectmen at its July 18 meeting. Galvin replaces William Lyver who was recently appointed as Northborough’s police chief. Galvin then became acting second in command. This appointment marks his official promotion to this post.
“It’s a significant year of change for bringing in new people,” Lyver said. “Joe has just completed his 20th year in the department, last 10 serving as sergeant. He has served as a detective, patrol officer, school resource officer, special events coordinator, supervising security at Applefest as well as numerous road races which involves closing roads and directing traffic. It’s been Joe’s nightmare for the last few years. Joe has also taken on administrative tasks and, as acting second-in-command, has done an outstanding job.”
Galvin was supported by several friends and family members who were in attendance including his brother Tom Galvin, police chief of Berlin, and his father, retired Wayland Police Chief Jerry Galvin.
The Board of Selectmen was unanimous in their support of this promotion and offered their congratulations and appreciation for Galvin’s dedication.