Cambridge Police Department Welcomes 10 New Officers

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The Cambridge Police today announced that 10 new police officers joined the department after successfully completing their 24-week training and graduating from the Lowell Police Academy.

After graduating from the Lowell Police Academy on Friday, Officers Nicholas Ayoub, Donald Conrad, Eddie Foster, Brien Joensuu, Muhammad Khalid, Tenzin Kunchok, Devin McMahon, Matthew Reagan, Alyssa Roderick and Christopher Wellborn were sworn in by City Clerk Donna Lopez in front of their family and friends. A Welcoming Ceremony was held this morning in City Hall for the new officers. Among those in attendance were City Manager Louis DePasquale, Deputy City Manager Lisa Peterson, members of City Council, Cambridge Fire Department Acting Fire Chief Gerry Mahoney, and former and current members of the Cambridge Police Department.    

Cambridge Police Commissioner Branville Bard stated, “Friday’s graduation was a symbol of your commitment to law enforcement. You no longer have a job, you now have a career. Now is the time where you all can start working on your actions… you can start working on how individuals will remember you for the rest of their days. Make sure you put great energy into making sure all of your encounters are positive.” 

City Manager Louis DePasquale added, “I want to congratulate each one of you for successfully completing the training academy. It’s not easy. It is a lot of hard work. In your new positions, you will serve an important role. You will be interacting with the public on a day-to-day basis. In many ways, you are ambassadors for the City of Cambridge.”

This year’s class features several graduates from CRLS, a U.S. Marine, two former Cambridge Auxiliary Officers, and Officers that speak Hindi, Punjabi, Tibetan and Urdu. Notable facts about the 2018 class include:

  • Nicholas Ayoub is a Matignon graduate and a former Cambridge Parks Department employee.
  • Donald Conrad is a Cambridge Rindge & Latin graduate. He has served in the U.S. Marines and formerly worked for the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program.
  • Eddie Foster is a Cambridge Rindge & Latin graduate and former employee of the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program.
  • Brien Joensuu is a Matignon graduate and has been a Cambridge Auxiliary Officer since 2015.
  • Muhammad Khalid is a Cambridge Rindge & Latin graduate and has been a Cambridge Auxiliary Officer since 2015. He is fluent in Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi.
  • Tenzin Kunchok serves in the Army National Guard and speaks Tibetan and Hindi.
  • Devin McMahon was a squad leader at the Lowell Police Academy. He is a Cambridge Rindge & Latin graduate, brother of a Cambridge Police Officer, and former employee of the Cambridge Public Works and Water Departments.
  • Matthew Reagan was a Top 10 finisher in academics at the Lowell Police Academy. He is a certified Public Accountant, the son of a Cambridge Police Lieutenant, the grandson of a former Cambridge Fire Chief, and the great-grandson of a Cambridge Police Officer
  • Alyssa Roderick has been a Public Safety Officer at Cambridge Hospital for the last 11 years and was a platoon leader at the Lowell Police Academy.
  • Christopher Wellborn graduated with a Criminal Justice degree from UMass Boston and has been a Public Safety Officer at Cambridge Hospital since 2014.


For pictures and archived video from this year’s ceremony, please visit
www.facebook.com/CambridgePolice.

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