A message from the Chief:  *West Bridgewater Police selects its First School Resource Officer*

 

I once again would like to thank all of the residents that turned out in such large numbers to support this new position. I believe we have done a great job in the past of keeping our children safe but believe now, as do our residents, that we needed to do more.

After consulting with the School Department, I have selected Officer Kenneth Thaxter to be the first School Resource Officer in the Town of West Bridgewater.

In addition, I have assigned Officer Timothy Pope to back up and assist Officer Thaxter in his duties. By creating this back up position, we, will not only have an officer assisting Officer Thaxter with security procedures and protocols but, will guarantee an officer in the schools with knowledge of the position and duties in Officer Thaxter’s absence.

Congratulations to both.