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WPD Recruits Three New Student Interns


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Three new students from Westford Academy were recently recruited as interns by the Westford Police Department (WPD) as part of the department’s student internship program.

“The Westford Police Department would like to introduce Tadgh Murray, Dominic Marshall, and Gianna Fauria”, the WPD announced via social media. “All three students will be graduating from Westford Academy in June and are hoping that this internship will be a building block for their future within the field of criminal justice.”

According to the WPD, Murray will be attending St. Joseph’s University in Brooklyn in the fall, where he will study Psychology and Criminal Justice. Marshall will be attending the University of New Haven where he will study Criminal Forensics. Fauria will be enrolling in a branch of the United States military.

Fauria observes the WPD during their semi-annual firearms training. (Courtesy WPD Facebook)

Throughout the duration of their internship “the three students will be involved in a variety of activities,” the WPD stated. “These include performing tasks within the Records Department, observing the telecommunicators within the Public Safety Communications center, attending court proceedings, and shadowing officers that are on patrol.”

Towards the end of their internship the three students will be required to create a research project and give a presentation on what they learned regarding criminal justice while at their internship with the WPD.

Marshall rides along with WPD Officer Silton. (Courtesy WPD Facebook)

“The Westford Police Department is proud to have all three students interning with the department over the next few weeks,” the WPD stated. “Many individuals who have participated in the internship program have gone on to become full time Westford Police Officers!”

According to updates posted by the WPD on social media, the interns have already observed the WPD’s semi-annual firearms training, handed out Federal Trade Commission identity theft pamphlets to local stores, and gave out “high-fives” while visiting Westford’s elementary schools.

Marshall and Officer Silton meet Westford elementary schoolers. (Courtesy WPD Facebook)

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Alex Svenson is a senior at Suffolk University and a reporter for WestfordCAT and NECN. He primarily covers local government meetings in Westford and updates from MA Rep. Arciero and U.S. Rep. Trahan. He also covers breaking news stories with a focus on police, crime, and social issues. When not reporting, Alex enjoys sports, music, films, and traveling.

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