Upton Dispatcher Sworn In As New Framingham Police Officer
FRAMINGHAM – Framingham added five new police officers yesterday, including one with experience as a dispatcher in the Town of Upton.
Officer Jared Vitale was administered the oath of office from City Clerk Lisa Ferguson at Nevins Hall in the Memorial Building on February 2. Afterwards his girlfriend Mallory Daoust pinned his badge on his uniform.
Officer Vitale joins the Framingham Police Department after completing the MBTA Transit Police Academy. He graduated from the Academy this week.
“While there, he engaged in scenario-based and classroom training covering a wide range of topics related to policing,” said Framingham Police Chief Lester Baker.
Officer Vitale brings with him three years of experience as a dispatcher with the Upton Police Department.
“While there he demonstrated his strong work ethic and dedication to the communities in which he served. With a wide range of responsibilities including answering 911 calls and managing the radio systems for police and fire, he is well versed in the inner workings of law enforcement, communication, and providing care and support to those in distress,” said Chief Baker.
He is the second member of his family to enter the law enforcement profession. His father is a Trooper with the Massachusetts State Police.
During yesterday’s police ceremony, more than 100 people witnessed five new officers were sworn in, two officers promoted to sergeant, and one officer promoted to lieutenant.
Framingham Mayor Charlie Sisitsky spoke. City Council Chair Phil Ottaviani Jr., Vice Chair Janet Leombruno, and District 4 City Councilor Michael Cannon also attended the ceremony.