Our town has always taken pride in the 9/11 display at the Police & Fire Department by town resident Bill Kovatis, who, year after year works tirelessly in his efforts to create a touching memorial. This past year, he and members of the WB Police & Fire...
Today the Police & Fire Department received an awesome thank you from our friends in Miss Jenny’s class at KinderCare Learning Center. It’s stuff like this that reminds us why we do what we do. Thank you for making our...
The West Bridgewater Police Department encourages residents to attend our free shredding event taking place tomorrow morning in the rear parking lot of the station. You are allowed to bring 1 medium sized box and shredding will be done on sight. How many old bank statements, preapproved credit card offers and other confidential mail do YOU have lying around? Don't be a victim! Join us tomorrow! ... See MoreSee Less
OUR 3RD INSTALLMENT OF OFFICER INTRODUCTIONS: OFFICER GERARD JULIEN-SUAREZ DATE OF HIRE 2/1/16
BACKGROUND: I graduated high school in Caracas, Venezuela and then attended two years at Santa Maria University’s School of Law. I then migrated to the United States and arrived here when I was 21 years of age. Before becoming a police officer, I spent a few years as an insurance investigator and later worked in retail loss prevention. I am scheduled to start Criminal Justice graduate school in September of this year. Before transferring here, I worked for 8 ½ years in the Abington Police Department, where I was assigned to the midnight shift and spent several years as a police prosecutor. I am entering my 2nd year in West Bridgewater and love my new location.
HOBBIES: I enjoy baseball, soccer and any other outdoor activities. I also enjoy camping with my family and friends
HARDEST PART OF YOUR JOB: Police stereotypes. In today’s climate, police stereotypes give way to misconceptions and misunderstandings about who we are as people and what we really do as police professionals. Also, doing shift work sacrifices many precious moments with family.
BEST PART OF YOUR JOB: The opportunity to work with like-minded individuals who share the same views about the profession. Also, the police cars, the training and the tools that we use to perform our duties are honestly, awesome!
WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO BECOME A POLICE OFFICER: Being a police officer is a fun and rewarding career that gives us the opportunity to help others, save lives and give back to the communities that have given so much to us. ... See MoreSee Less