Town’s Newest Police Officers are Bedford Residents and BHS Graduates

Submitted by John Guilfoil, on behalf of the Bedford Police Department

BPDpatchBedford Police Chief Robert Bongiorno is proud to announce that he has appointed two new police recruits to the department, after a lengthy search.

Town Manager Richard T. Reed has approved the appointment of Farron Lomot, 22 of Bedford, and Timothy Barry, 22, of Bedford to the department. Both are from Bedford and are Bedford High School graduates.

“I am pleased to welcome Ms. Lomot and Mr. Barry to our department. We have high hopes and expectations for them, as this was an extremely competitive process, with many excellent candidates,” Chief Bongiorno said. “I could not be more impressed with their backgrounds, depth of experience, and moral fiber. They are joining a professional police agency with a proud tradition of excellence, and I am sure that they will take us even further.”

Farron Lomot
Farron Lomot

Farron Lomot, 22, of Bedford is a graduate of Bedford High School and Curry College. She is also pursuig her Master’s Degree at Curry. She graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.

She is currently employed as a child and youth counselor with the United States Air Force.

Timothy Barry

Timothy Barry, 22, of Bedford, is a graduate of Bedford High School and Middlesex Community College. He is currently enrolled in the Criminal Justice program at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He previously worked as a Cadet with the Lexington Police Department, where he received extremely high marks from his superiors. He is also a volunteer at the Religious Education Office at Saint Michaels Church in Bedford.

The new recruits will be assigned to the Lowell Police Department Basic Recruit Training Academy for a rigorous, 22-week training that includes Community Policing strategy, investigation, traffic enforcement, and creative problem solving. The Academy training will also include approximately 50 classes in police science and other relevant subject areas, taught over the course of nearly 900 hours.

When they complete the academy, they will be partnered with a veteran Bedford Police Officer for a Field Training Officer Program. After that, they will be assigned to regular duty.

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