WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Police Department held a special swearing-in ceremony on Monday, November 18, 2019 at the Wilmington Public Safety Building.
Four of Wilmington’s finest received promotions — Sergeants David Bradbury and Christopher Ahern became Lieutenants and Officers John Delorey and Matthew Stavro became Sergeants.
Bradbury, who has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, has more than 25 years of police experience, including 18 years as Sergeant.
Ahern has 23 years of experience in law enforcement, serving Wilmington since 2004. He quickly rose the ranks to Sergeant, serving in that position since 2008. Chief Desmond noted that Ahern, who has earned a Master’s Degree, runs the department’s RAD training for women.
Delorey, who is a veteran of the Army National Guard, started with the Salisbury Police Department in 2003 before coming to Wilmington, where he’s taken on several leadership positions, including field training officer.
Stavro, according to Desmond, is “the person in our department that has his hands in everything.” Stavro has served as the department’s Traffic Officer for the past six years and is a certified car seat technician. In addition to managing the department’s social media platforms, Stavro is also the point tperson for the town’s annual National Night Out celebration.
Former Deputy Chief Bob Richter was in attendance, as was Town Manager Jeff Hull, Assistant Town Manager Kerry Colburn-Dion, and Town Clerk Christine Touma-Conway, who administered the oaths.
Wilmington Community Television was on hand to capture the 10-minute ceremony:
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