Is presented for outstanding dedication and effort for the month of March 2015 to Officer Sean Sylvester

Aside from doing his normal full-time job, Sean does so much more. Here is a sampling:

Sean collaborated with Traffic and Parking Director Suzanne Rinfret to develop and implement a remote school drop-off and pick-up zone to both promote youth-exercise and alleviate traffic congestion in and around the school buildings during the busiest times of the day.

Sean made it a point to go and visit seven surrounding communities, working with the safety officers in those communities, to compile data that could be used in negotiations with the crossing guard’s union to benefit the city and to enhance the performance of Somerville’s crossing guards.

Sean used research and data to present a well-planned and thought-out PowerPoint presentation which ultimately led to obtaining uniforms for crossing guards resulting in a concomitant reduction in both sick time and citizen complaints.

Sean maintained his connection with the Winter Hill Community School from years ago as their NPO, and consistently found the time to participate in Career Day where he acted as a role model to all of the students.

Sean took the initiative to attend background investigation school, and has assisted with departmental background checks for potential new hires.

Finally, aside from his assigned-duties of supervising the crossing guards, investigating hit-and-run crashes, assisting Officer Gilberti in traffic data entry, performing selective traffic enforcement, making himself available to assist with funeral escorts, Sean volunteers for virtually everything to make the Department, and the Traffic Bureau, function efficiently and look good. His actions and behavior go beyond the call of duty.

David Fallon, Chief of Police

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