Photo: Belmont’s newest officer Richard Murphy (second left) with his parents and Belmont Police Chief Richard McLaughlin and Assistant Chief James MacIsaac.
Belmont’s newest Police Officer, Richard Murphy, was sworn in by Town Clerk Ellen Cushman in the Selectmen’s Room of Town Hall on Thursday, June 30.
Murphy graduated from the Boston Police Academy on Wednesday, June 29, with Belmont Police Chief Richard McLaughlin and Belmont Town Administrator David Kale at the ceremony. Murphy ranked number one academically in the class of 67 officers, graduated after a 27-week intensive academy program hosted by the Boston Police.
Murphy has begin training in the field with senior officers.
The next day, Friday, July 1, was Dispatcher Ed Hudson’s last shift with Belmont Police. Hudson is leaving to join the Rye, NH Police Department.