Medford Police Department
100 Main Street, Medford, Massachusetts USA 02155
Chief Leo A. Sacco, Jr.

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Medford Police Academy History

The Medford police department has a proud history. We have operated a regional police academy since about 1967. Numerous police departments in Massachusetts have sent their officers here for basic recruit training and specialized training. To date approximately 36 Basic Recruit Police Officer Academy Classes have graduated from our facility. A list of local police departments who have sent their officers to this academy numbers over 50.

Some of the past and present Academy Directors/Assistant Academy Directors & Training Assistants are as follows:


  • Captain John Kirwin, Patrolman Louis Mazza
  • Lieutenant Robert O'Brien, Patrolman Louis Mazza
  • Captain William Higgins, Patrolman Louis Mazza
  • Captain Hubert Hanlon, Patrolman Louis Mazza
  • Captain Kenneth DiBlasi, Patrolman Louis Mazza
  • Lieutenant Andrew O'Brien, Sergeant Michael DiChiara, Patrolman Michael Indigaro
  • Lieutenant Dennis Durham, Sergeant Vincent DiStefano