Westborough Police announces new patch

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Westborough Police announces new patch
Police Chief Todd Minardi shows the new patch that now adorns the spring/summer uniforms. (Photo/Maureen Sullivan)

WESTBOROUGH – With the budget and promotion plans getting the green light at Town Meeting, the Westborough Police Department is preparing for those changes come July 1.

Under the new plans, the department will have a new rank – corporal – along with a patrol lieutenant.

According to Police Chief Todd Minardi, the alignment will help provide more supervisory-level positions and reduce the amount of overtime.

“We’re waiting for July 1,” he said.

In the meantime, the department announced several promotions, as well as a new officer.

During a recent ceremony at Town Hall, Greg Schipporeit and Todd Rossi were promoted to lieutenant, and Chris Tryanor and Jonathan Hale were promoted to sergeant.

Bryce Miranda has joined the ranks as a patrol officer.

Westborough Police announces new patch
Bryce Miranda, third from right, has joined the ranks of the Westborough Police Department. (Photo/Courtesy)

New patch

With the change of uniform from winter to spring/summer comes a new patch.

Designed by Officer Tom Tepper, the patch depicts the Town Hall steeple atop an American flag.

Unveiled earlier in the year, Minardi used funds from the police equipment and asset forfeiture budgets to have the patch made and sewn onto the uniforms.

Westborough Police also recently teamed up with Spectrum and the Worcester County District Attorney’s office to provide help for those dealing with drug overdoses.

Through the Post Overdose Recovery Team, officers help connect overdose victims with resources and after care.

“We’ve had some success so far” with the program, said Minardi.

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