Two new officers were officially welcomed into the ranks of the UMass Police Department, and two recently promoted sergeants were recognized during a July 6 swearing-in and pinning ceremony.
Chief Tyrone Parham administered the oath to officers Francis Henderson and Anthony Salvucci.
Henderson, who joined the department last December, served as a police officer in Northampton from 2005-14 and later as a criminal justice program instructor at Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice at Westfield State University. He graduated from the Western Massachusetts Police Academy.
Salvucci began service on May 15 and is continuing his field training. He is a 2013 graduate of Springfield College and completed the Northern Essex Community College/Methuen Police Academy last October. He most recently worked in private security for AlliedBarton in Boston.
Sergeants Jessica Norton and James “Sully” Sullivan assumed their new duties in May.
Norton joined the department in 2007 and has served as a member of the mounted unit, a staff instructor with the Citizens Police Academy and a residence liaison officer. She has assisted the department with recruitment and was on interview panels for dispatchers and lateral police officer hires. Norton has also been involved with the annual St. Baldrick’s fundraising event to benefit childhood cancer research.
A member of the department since 2008, Sullivan served as an acting sergeant for six months in 2015. He has also been a field training officer, a Citizens Police Academy staff instructor, residence liaison officer and a member of the mounted unit, honor guard, tactical arrest and control team and quality of life team.
About 50 family members, friends and police personnel attended the ceremony.