By Beth David, Editor
The town of Acushnet welcomed Travis Ferreira to the ranks of the police department as a part time officer in on 12/9.
Mr. Ferreira, 23, is a lifelong Acushnet resident and a graduate of Fairhaven High School. He holds an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice from Bristol Community College and graduated in September, 2020, from the Southeastern Massachusetts Police Training Academy (SEMPTA) permanent intermittent police academy hosted in part at the Acushnet Police Department.
Mr. Ferreira will be working as a part time officer once he has completed his field training program with the department, wrote Acushnet Police Chief Christopher Richmond in an email. He said Mr. Ferreira will significant additional training in all areas including firearms and dispatching.
“When a full time position opens up for him, Travis will have to attend a full time academy,” said Chief Richmond.
Also on 12/9, the Selectboard appointed two part time officers to full time status. Nathaniel Turgeon has already completed a full time academy and began his full time employment on 12/13/20.
Part time police officer Dominik Sullivan-Souza was scheduled to begin the full time Cape Cod Municipal Police Academy this month. He will achieve full time status upon graduation in May, 2021.
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