Archive for 2011

Commendations Issued For Officers Cote and Christofori

Police officers in small towns like Belchertown rarely deal with dramatic situations like a bank robbery. Such a situation occurred on September 20 when Officers Valerie Cote and Jason Christofori apprehended three individuals suspected of an Amherst bank robbery on Route 9. As a result of their actions on that day, the two officers received written ...

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Belchertown Selectmen Approve Formation of Auxiliary Police Unit

Belchertown, MA: The Board of Selectmen has approved the formation of an auxiliary police force as a way to augment the Police Department and evaluate potential future officers.

“This will be really helpful to have some people who could be called upon in emergency situations and when there is a large event in town,” said Selectmen’s Chairman Kenneth E. Elstein.

“It is a very good program,” ...

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