NORTHBOROUGH – Two new officers will be joining the Northborough Police Department.
“[It’s] always an enjoyable opportunity when it comes to appointing new police officers and watching people embark on their career,” said Chief William Lyver during the Jan. 9 Board of Selectmen meeting.
During the meeting, the selectmen appointed James Anderson and Matthew York as full-time officers.
Anderson, who lives in Medway, received his Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from Lasell University, and interned with the Waltham Police Department while he was a student. York is a native of Southampton and earned his criminal justice degree from Nichols College.
Lyver said Anderson and York completed all of the necessary requirements, including their drug screening, physical exams and physical ability assessments.
“They’re both ready to go,” he said.
Both have secured seats in the Municipal Police Training Committee Lynnfield academy beginning on Jan. 30. Lyver estimated that they may join the ranks of the department in late June or early July.
“Thank you for this opportunity. I’m looking forward to it,” said Anderson.
York echoed his sentiments.
“I’m more than excited to begin,” he said.
“We’re very excited to have you. It is hard to find such qualified candidates. I know Chief Lyver looks for the best of the best, and we’re very happy,” said Chair Mitch Cohen.