Burlington Police, Police Department, Burlington, MA, News

 August 19 2015

Burlington Police Department Welcomes Three New Members


The Burlington Police Department has three new members. 


Chief Michael Kent said he is happy to announce that three new officers are joining the department and will be working on the force right after they finish intensive six-month police training course at a local academy in the near future.


The Board of Selectmen appointed Timothy Alben, Rameez Gandevia and Brian Hanafin during the meeting on Monday night. 


"We are excited to welcome these three officers to the Burlington Police Department," Chief Kent said. "Their experiences and backgrounds will be a great benefit to the department."


Alben, from East Longmeadow, holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Westfield State University. He is currently a Lance Cpl. reservist in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is the son of Timothy and MaryAnn Alben.


Gandevia, a Burlington native, is attending the University of Massachusetts Lowell to earn hisbachelor's degree in criminal justice. He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is the son of Munir and Kim Gandevia


Hanafin, of Burlington, earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Salem State University. He previously worked in accounting before making the transition to law enforcement. He is the son of James and Susan Hanafin. 


Left-to-right: Chief Michael Kent, Timothy Alben, Rameez Gandevia, Brian Hanafin, and Deputy Chief Thomas Duffy. (Courtesy Photo)



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