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Officials Swear in New Police Officers

The trio will begin training at the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council.

The following was submitted by the mayor's office. 

Mayor Gary Christenson and Police Chief James Holland are pleased to announce the swearing in of three new Police Officers: Conor Cloherty, Stephen Munyon and Steven Mulcahy, Jr. were sworn in this morning at a ceremony at the Police Department in the presence of Commissioner Gennetti, Chief Holland and Mayor Christenson.

The new recruits will soon begin their rigorous Police Academy training by the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council.

“We look forward to the successful Academy training of these new officers,” said Chief Holland.

“I’m thrilled to welcome our new officers,” said Mayor Gary Christenson. “Hiring new Police Officers and the safety of our City is a top priority. I’m grateful to the City Council for their support in hiring more officers.”


Michael G August 15, 2012 at 03:02 PM
Good Luck to these gentlemen. May your time in Malden be a safe one.
BostonUrbEx August 15, 2012 at 04:12 PM
Yeah, let's eliminate the two "translators" (who are actually secretaries and assistants, if its the staff I think you're referring to) so no one can answer the mayors' phones nor acknowledge visitors. And lets not listen to anything those pesky Chinese or Haitians say... Oh wait- they're two of Malden's biggest demographics. Or are only English speaking concerns of any value to you? Some people are never pleased. Luckily everyone on here knows you're a nutcase.
Kevin August 15, 2012 at 04:35 PM
Congratulations to these young men.
robert wilson August 15, 2012 at 04:37 PM
Congratulations men, be safe.
Jennifer August 15, 2012 at 04:51 PM
How did I know the people that always gripe about how awful everything is around here and cry for more police officers would still have something negative to say?
Julie M August 15, 2012 at 05:01 PM
It's like a broken record......unfortunately it becomes blah, blah, blah at some point.
Julie M August 15, 2012 at 05:04 PM
Nobody has to tell anybody, Michael G. You do a really good job of that yourself.
BostonUrbEx August 15, 2012 at 05:13 PM
"you spend time in the mayors office helping hack up the budget, so I'm not shocked your defending them" Or maybe I'm in there right now helping out for no pay. And I have no idea who you even are, so as Julie M said, "Nobody has to tell anybody, Michael G. You do a really good job of that yourself." All I see you do is moan on every article on here, often unjustifiably. I've put in a few hundred unpaid hours in the mayor's office because they're doing a fantastic job, but then I get to see you complain about every move. Maybe you should come on up if you really "care" so much. The office is absolutely open to constructive criticism. (Note: I said constructive, so based on your comments you may want to stay home.)
Kathleen Simone August 15, 2012 at 05:21 PM
That was my first thought as well. I think from now on I'm going to skip the comments sections altogether. There is never any constructive discussion.
BostonUrbEx August 15, 2012 at 05:38 PM
Why don't you come again? You've only been once? What was wrong with? Everyone was keeping too busy for you so you couldn't complain about staff slacking off? Did you have anything constructive to submit? How about you type up a list of constructive ideas, in as much detail as you find reasonable if you so with, and definitely without any slighting or rib jabbing and drop it off. I'd love to see it happen. No, really, I would... And pray tell, what mayor's office should Malden be modeled after? Who's doing better work and how?
Phe August 15, 2012 at 06:02 PM
Kathleen - There is constructive conversation. I've seen it. The problem is that it gets shouted down or buried beneath the less-than-constructive conversations that spin off as a result.
Chester Burnett August 15, 2012 at 06:03 PM
"Seems as if the social media gurus have nothing else to do but attack people that food follow the admins law of the land." Speaking of requiring a translator...
Phe August 15, 2012 at 06:12 PM
Congratulations, (soon-to-be) Officers. Come back to Malden and do a few things for this community after you graduate, please? Do the Right Thing, even when your collleagues don't; listen to other officers in other communities as well as your own and see what you can do better than them, and better than the status quo here; and don't be afraid to get to know the civilians on your beat.
Kevin August 15, 2012 at 06:36 PM
That is an interesting way to welcome these new officers by bashing the current ones.
Phe August 15, 2012 at 06:39 PM
Kevin - How is that bashing current LEOs? It's a general request. Sheesh.
Phe August 15, 2012 at 06:39 PM
Or is striving to always be better than you are a bad thing?
Kevin August 15, 2012 at 06:41 PM
Read your comment again Phe."do the right thing even when your colleagues don't"
Phe August 15, 2012 at 06:45 PM
You know what? I know that these men will work with collegues who don't. How? Because everyone does. And in organizations that provide first and emergency services, it's easy for new recruits to get the wrong message imparted to them by one or two seasoned NCOs/Officers/Supervisors. I've seen it happen time and again, no matter where I've been stationed. It was a general statement. It was one that my own Basic Training Cadre left US with when we graduated. It's an acknowledgement that not everyone who wears a uniform does the right thing and that it's on those who are coming in, and who are the future of the service we/they have chosen to help change that and maybe someday, eliminate that mentality altogether. So, no. It wasn't a slam on any MPD LEOs or anyone else specifically. I'm sorry for thinking that perhaps some good advice I once received as a new recruit from my own trainers might be similarly appropriate here.
Kevin August 15, 2012 at 07:01 PM
Well put and that comment as you put it that time is much more appropriate in my opinion.
Phe August 15, 2012 at 07:03 PM
Thank you. Next time, I'll try not to rush through my posts to get on to my next task. ;)
Carol J. Merletti August 15, 2012 at 07:12 PM
Congratulations to Officers Cloherty, Munyon, and Mulcahy, Jr. Thank you Mayor Christenson for adding these gentlemen to our already awesome police department.
Billy Roderick August 15, 2012 at 09:21 PM
Good luck and congratulations gentlemen. You are joining an excellent police force.
Jaeger August 16, 2012 at 03:27 PM
Good luck guys Malden needs the help.
david mokal August 18, 2012 at 08:49 PM
Thank You The New 3 Recruits glad to see you here we need you. Please Stay safe and God Bless.

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