THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, April 5, 2019 Page 7 Two officers begin careers at Saugus Police Department (Editor’s Note: The following story is based on a press release issued this week by Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree’s office.) T own Manager Scott Crabtree and Interim Police Chief Ronald Giorgetti this week announced the appointment of two new police officers at the Saugus Police Department: Alison Cooper and Jean Carlos Giraldo. The officers were sworn into their new roles on Thursday, March 21 at Saugus Town Hall with members of the department, Town Hall staff, family and friends in attendance to show their support. “I am proud to appoint Officers Cooper and Giraldo to the Saugus Police Department … These officers’ extensive training and commitment to public safety will be a great asset to the Town, and I wish them the best success in their new roles,” Town Manager Crabtree said. Officers Cooper and Giraldo graduated from the Police Academy on Wednesday, March 20. Officer Cooper, who is from Saugus, worked as a dispatcher for the Saugus Police Department from 2014 until 2018 when she went into the Police ASKS | from page 6 dren’s collection and a wonderful children’s library staff. But also one of the benefits of being here that I want to message out is the involvement of the whole family in learning, so you can’t overestimate the importance of parents reading to their children, parents reading with their children. And I think a library gives so many resources to make that a reality. You want your kids to read different books. You like your children to read a variety of books, to try different styles and different authors. If you are buying all those on your own, that gets expensive very quickly, but the public library gives people the opportunity to read all of these things and turn them back in and take out a bunch more, so I think it’s a great partnership for us to get families involved and, hopefully, help get more people through the doors for them [the library]. Q: What’s the goal coming out of tonight? A: The goal really is – one, just to demonstrate, hopefully, to the kids and to the families that learning is something that happens all year round, all day long. It’s not confined to JOINING THE FORCE: From left to right, Interim Police Chief Ronald Giorgetti, new Police Officers Alison Cooper and Jean Carlos Giraldo and Town Manager Scott Crabtree during a recent swearing-in ceremony at Saugus Town Hall. (Courtesy Photo to The Saugus Advocate) Academy. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Curry College. Officer Giraldo, also from Saugus, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from UMass Boston and a Master’s Degree in Applied Sociology. “I am happy to welcome Offithose six and a half hours here in the Vet [Veterans Memorial Elementary School], the Waybright [Elementary School], the Lynnhurst [Elementary School]. That it’s something that keeps going – and the library is a great resource and is something that will keep going through the summer months. And it’s something that the whole family is involved in. So getting that message out tonight is important. We have some prizes. We have some books. In the water bottles provided by Wheelabrator, they have a fun little math game. Getting fun things like that build math and literacy skills in the hands of kids, but in a fun way. That’s really the goal. Q: Some of the programs you developed from last year? A: Having done this last year, we’ve refined it and made some adjustments. We have a good sense of how many people would be here. Again, I’d like give credit to the Title 1 teachers who are involved in setting this up. Q: Are you going to be interviewing parents tonight and get some feedback on how you can improve this program? A: Not so much interview them – we’ll get feedback afASKS | SEE PAGE 8 cers Cooper and Giraldo to the Saugus Police Department … Both Officers worked incredibly hard at the Police Academy, and they are eager to begin their career protecting and serving the citizens of Saugus,” Chief Giorgetti said. Friday, April 5 at 8 PM Singer/Guitarist DAVID MACK Saturday, April 6 at 8 PM DJ LOGIK Dance to all the Hits of Yesterday and Today! MONDAY'S SHUCK! $1.00 Oysters Book Your Special Events With Us! Call 781-629-3798 SUNDAY BRUNCH BUFFET Only $19.95 / 11am-2pm Featuring Al Whitney Jazz Band BOOK YOUR NEXT FUNCTION WITH US * GIFT CARDS AMPLE FREE www.marinaatthewharf.com 543 North Shore Rd. 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