WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Police Department recently welcomed its newest officer, Daryl Ceruolo, and promoted Brian Hermann to Sergeant at a swearing-in ceremony on Thursday, August 30.
“It’s a very happy occasion for us at the Police Department,” announced Police Chief Michael Begonis.
Officer Seruolo grew up in Saugus and now lives in Wilmington. He went back to school to finish a Criminal Justice degree, which he received from UMass Boston, while working full-time as a commercial flooring contractor. Seruolo always wanted to be a police officer and had the support of his family to fulfill his dreams. He went to the Police Academy with three of Wilmington’s newest officers, but received an injury, which he eventually recovered, allowing him to finish the Academy.
Assistant Town Clerk Linda Golden swore in Seruolo. His wife Julia pinned his badge.
Sergeant Hermann receives a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice from Northeastern in 2002 and a Master’s Degree from U-Mass Lowell in 2005. He received an award from his Police Academy for having the highest GPA average. Hermann is an EMT Basic and a First Responder and CPR Instructor. He became a full-time Wilmington police officer in 2003. Hermann has worn many hats — Patrol Division, School Resource Officer, NEMLEC Regional STARS Team, Traffic Officer, and Passenger Safety Seat Installer Technician, plus assists with the department’s social media efforts. He has been serving as an Acting Sergeant for approximately a year.
“Brian is a great guy. He’s really developed over the years. He really has a passion for this job. He certainly has the intellect as he’s one of the brightest folks we have in the police department,” said Chief Begonis, noting Hermann was the first supervisor ever promoted as a result of the department’s new assessment system.
Golden swore inHermann in. His wife Keri pinned his badge.
(NOTE: Photos shared from the Wilmington Police Department’s Facebook page.)
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