Arlington Police Department Hires New Animal Control Officer

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(Arlington, Ma) Arlington Police Chief Frederick Ryan is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Animal Control Officer. 

Amanda Kennedy was selected from an extensive pool of candidates after a thorough interview and background check. “The Arlington Police Department is fortunate to have recruited someone with such a diverse background working in animal welfare,” said Chief Ryan. 

“We look forward to enhancing the level of services we will provide the community while promoting healthy relationships people have with animals, both domestic and wild.”

Amanda Kennedy previously worked with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal’s (ASPCA) Field Investigations and Response Team. 

She has also been deployed nationally for large-scale animal law enforcement cases and disaster response. Ms. Kennedy also worked at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) as the Director of the Boston Animal Care and Adoption Center.

Amanda Kennedy will have a table at this year’s Town Day on Saturday September 21, 2013 and she is looking forward to meeting with and getting to know members of our community. 

For any immediate concerns please contact Animal Control at 781-316-3950 or email her at

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