By Laura Hayes, Senior Community Reporter
NORTHBOROUGH — The Northborough Police Department has a new police officer and lieutenant.
The Board of Selectmen appointed Brian Griffin as a lieutenant and Spencer Fuller as an officer during their Aug. 23 meeting.
Police Chief William Lyver said it’s been over a year since the department has had a lieutenant following the retirement of Joseph Galvin.
Lyver said Griffin, who was detective sergeant, has functioned in “almost every” position in the department. Griffin’s appointment was effective Aug. 24.
Griffin thanked Lyver, the other officers and dispatchers.
“When I was watching Spencer get sworn in, I kind of saw myself 22 years ago, how excited he was,” Griffin said. “I’m excited about this new position.”
He said he was looking forward to working with younger officers and helping Lyver lead the department.
Fuller thanked the selectmen for the opportunity.
“I’m going to give the Town of Northborough and the Northborough Police Department 110 percent of what I have every day, every shift, every second, every minute. … There’s nowhere I’d rather be working than in Northborough,” Fuller said.
According to Lyver, Fuller is originally from Framingham. He said Fuller is in a six-year program at Framingham State University that results in a bachelor’s of criminal justice, a master’s degree and progresses them into the police academy.
“It was a great find for us, a great guy,” Lyver said.
His appointment was effective Aug. 30.