FRAMINGHAM – Framingham Selectmen honored Framingham Police Officer Kathy McGrath at the Selectmen’s meeting tonight, November 28.
A lifelong Framingham resident, McGrath began serving wth the Framingham Police Department three decades ago in 1987, following in the footsteps of her dad.
This is the second time, Officer McGrath has been honored this year.
“Kathy’s professional reputation made her an ideal candidate for a School Resource Officer, she was selected in 2000 to be the School Resource Officer for the police department working closely with the elementary and middle schools. For 17 years, she has worked closely and collaboratively with the School Department, service providers, state agencies, and the Police Department to implement prevention, early intervention, and education strategies in our schools,” said Selectmen tonight.
“McGrath has been directly and indirectly involved in major investigations involving students, families, and young adults with the Framingham Police Department relying on her skills and experience to investigate and successfully resolve serious incidents,” said Selectmen.
“Officer McGrath has served as a mentor, role model, counselor, and invaluable resource for students and their families and devotes considerable off-duty time to building and strengthening relationships between the police, community and school department. She also coordinates the Department’s annual toy drive as well as other programs,” said Selectmen in hissuing their citation. “Officer McGrath personifies the key tenets of 21st Century Policing such as community engagement and
outreach, procedural justice, and recognizing the importance of dignity and respect for all.”
Photo from when McGrath was honored by FYFC. She is pictured with Framingham Selectman Jason Smith