Proia Sworn In As Framingham Police Officer

FRAMINGHAM – Officer Joseph Proia, a 2015 Framingham High graduate, was sworn in as a Framingham Police Officer on Friday morning, October 18.

City Clerk Lisa Ferguson issued the oath of office, in a ceremony in Nevins Hall. He was one of five police officers sworn in.

Four of the five new police officers graduated from Framingham High School and the fifth officer had served as Framingham Auxiliary Officer.

Officer Proia graduated from UMass Lowell with a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice in 2019.

Prior to joining the Framingham Police Department, Officer Proia worked for G4S Secure Solutions as Security Officer at the MetroWest Medical Center.

When asked why he wanted to be a police officer, Officer Proia said he wanted “to give back to the community that helped raise me. I want to set a great example of what a police officer should be.”

His grandmother Patricia Calzini pinned on his police badge during the ceremony.

The ceremony was attended by Mayor Yvonne Spicer, Police Chief Steven Trask, Deputy Police Chief Ron Brandolini, Deputy Police Chief Lester Baker, Deputy Police Chief Victor Periera, Lt. Sean Riley, District 4 City Councilor Michael Cannon, and Rev. J. Anthony Lloyd, along with family and friends of the new officers.

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