AS SOURCE posted this morning in the 5 things column, the Mayor named an interim Police Chief. The following is a press release:
Mayor Yvonne M. Spicer has appointed Deputy Police Chief Steven Trask to serve as acting police chief effective upon Chief Kenneth Ferguson’s retirement on April 27, 2018.
Deputy Chief Trask was appointed to the Framingham Police Department in January of 1987 and has served the community for over three decades.
Through the years, Deputy Chief Trask has held many positions in the department including patrol officer, student resource officer, D.A.R.E. officer, patrol supervisor, police prosecutor, and shift commander.
Deputy Chief Trask has been the Executive Officer for the Framingham Police Department since 2013 and the Emergency Management Director for the City of Framingham since 2006.
After graduating Marian High School, Deputy Chief Trask obtained a bachelor’s of science degree criminal justice from Westfield State University, and a master’s degree in public administration from Framingham State University. Deputy Chief Trask is also a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police and the Kennedy School of Government Executive Leadership Program.
“I am confident that Deputy Chief Trask has the education and experience to lead the Framingham Police Department as Acting Police Chief. His leadership and focus on the department has been impressive.” said Mayor Yvonne M. Spicer.
“Chief Trask has been a Deputy Chief and the Emergency Management Director for the city for 12 years and the Executive Officer of the department for 4.5 years of those 12 years, I am confident that he has the knowledge and ability to effectively lead the Framingham Police Department,” said Chief Kenneth Ferguson
“I am honored to be appointed Acting Chief, I look forward to carrying on the proud tradition of the Framingham Police Department and thank Mayor Spicer for this opportunity,“ said Deputy Chief Trask.