January 23, 2008
Court Officers Sworn In at Adams Courthouse
Twenty-eight court officers were sworn
in yesterday at the Adams Courthouse by Chief Justice
for Administration & Management Robert A. Mulligan.
The newly promoted officers had served as Associate Court
Officers for periods ranging from two to thirteen years
and soon will receive courthouse assignments.
"Never underestimate the importance of
your role in assuring the delivery of fair and equal
justice," said Chief Justice Mulligan. "As you ensure
safety and security, you should consider yourselves ambassadors
of the Trial Court and treat everyone with courtesy and
The court officers on Friday completed
a week of training, which included courtroom and restraint
procedures, defensive tactics, and a review of the Trial
Court’s diversity and sexual harassment policies.
Acting Director of Security Thomas J. Connolly
advised the officers to "be proud to represent a select
group chosen for your attitude, work performance and
attendance." He said, "The bar now has been raised and
I know that you will apply your training and varied experiences
to meet our great expectations."
Supreme Court Justice Robert Cordy
and Superior Court Chief Justice Barbara J. Rouse also
attended the ceremony. Justice Cordy presented a badge
to Supreme Judicial Court Officer Jay Brinkerhoff who
also completed the Trial Court's Officer training program
Court Officers Sworn In on January
W. Douglas Dow
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