|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Contact: John Guilfoil
|Burlington Police Investigating Weekend Shooting Incident not Believed to be Random|
|BURLINGTON — Chief Michael Kent reports that the Burlington Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that occurred over the holiday weekend.|
On Saturday, May 23 at approximately 2 a.m., Burlington Police were notified of a non-fatal shooting that had occurred sometime after midnight. The victim was treated at an area hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.
Through the initial investigation, officers learned that the shooting had occurred at Regan Park on Sumpter Road. Officers and detectives responded to the park and processed the scene for evidence.
Burlington Police are actively investigating this incident and do not believe that the incident was random. The department has increased patrols in the area with uniformed and plainclothes officers out of an abundance of caution.
Chief Kent would like to thank Burlington residents for their cooperation during the initial investigation. Anyone who may have information regarding the incident is asked to contact Burlington detectives at 781-272-1212.
BURLINGTON — Chief Michael Kent is pleased to announce that the Burlington Police Department has been awarded a grant to take part in a Click It or Ticket Campaign this spring.
The approximately $3,000 grant was awarded to the Burlington Police Department by the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) to fund additional seat belt enforcement patrols this May and June. Press Release – Click it or Ticket
Registration forms can be picked up at the police station lobby or printed out here;
BURLINGTON — Chief Michael Kent reports that the Burlington Police Department responded to what ultimately was a false lockdown alarm at Memorial Elementary School.
For the Immediate Release: False School Lockdown Press Release – 4-9-19
BURLINGTON — Chief Michael Kent and Superintendent Eric Conti are pleased to share that the Burlington Police Department and Burlington Public Schools partnered earlier this week to hold a staff development day for educators featuring two nationally renowned school safety speakers.
BURLINGTON — Chief Michael Kent is pleased to announce that two new Burlington Police officers were appointed at Monday’s Board of Selectmen meeting.
Our 2019 RAD Women’s Self-Defense Course is being offered from Tuesday April 16th through Tuesday May 14th (5 Nights) from 6 to 9 p.m. – this program is FREE but we ask students to attend all 5 nights. Sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/iCdEnroYxAIb8IP33
We are also offering a FREE RAD for Seniors Safety and Self-Defense class for Men + Women aged 60 and over. RAD for Seniors is a 15 hour long program to be offered over 10 sessions. Classes will run for 5 weeks on Tuesdays and Fridays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The course will start on Tuesday March 26, 2019. The last class will be on Thursday April 26, 2019. If you are interested in this program please contact Officer Lyn Reynolds 781-505-4958 or email email@example.com to sign up. All classes will be held at the Burlington Council on Aging.
We offer personal safety and self-defense classes for women, seniors, men, and children. We teach the RAD programs for each group of adults and Radkids for children. You can find out more about these programs at http://www.rad-systems.com and http://www.radkids.org
Upcoming RAD classes are announced on our Twitter account @burlingtonpd and Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/burlingtonpd You can also sign up to be notified of upcoming RAD classes here: https://goo.gl/62u6z