Cambridge Police Gets 15 New Auxiliary Police Officers

The Cambridge Police Department was pleased to welcome 15 new Cambridge Auxiliary Police Officers and promote four others this week. The new Auxiliary Officers were sworn-in by Skip Botelho, Dispatch Supervisor with the Cambridge Emergency Communications Department, and officially welcomed by Police Commissioner Branville G. Bard, Jr. and Sergeant Steven Magalhaes, who oversees the Auxiliary Unit, in the Community Room at the Robert W. Healy Public Safety Facility on Monday evening.

The following new Auxiliary Officers were sworn-in and welcomed to the Auxiliary Unit:

• Andy Chu
• Nick Cittadino
• Emily Colon
• Chris Copeland
• Jean Guillaume
• Emerdine Lennon
• Jonas Morose
• Miguel Monteiro
• Antonia Nascimento-Soares
• Ray Newton
• Juan Paulino
• Quintyn Pilgrim
• Rixy Reyes-Oseguera
• Mario Tavares
• Raoul Vleri

Additionally, the following Auxiliary Officers were promoted as Supervisors:

• Fred Buruca (Lieutenant)
• John Cabral (Sergeant)
• Brian Hogan (Sergeant)
• Lisa Lima-Soares (Sergeant)

The Cambridge Auxiliary Police has been selflessly serving the city of Cambridge since 1941. Originally created as a civil defense measure, the Auxiliary Unit consists of more than 20 volunteers who assist the Cambridge Police Department with traffic and crowd control at parades, festivals, road races, and other city events. The Auxiliary also conducts vehicle and foot patrols during holidays and other times as needed.

Auxiliary Officers are a great asset to the Cambridge community. We appreciate their willingness to volunteer and help give back to the community in a number of important ways.

If residents are interested in being a part of the Auxiliary Unit, please contact the Cambridge Police at https://www.cambridgema.gov/cpd/contactforms/auxiliarypolice

Special thanks to Officer – and very talented photographer – Sean Lowe/Lowe Media Group for capturing several moments from the ceremony.

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