Drive, dedication, determination. A fifth class of Court Officers recently completed Security's new eight-week training program, and the graduates have been deployed to courthouses across the state. The ceremony was held at the Massachusetts State Police Academy in New Braintree where the training program took place.

"I am very proud of this newest class of court officers," said Director of Security Jeffrey Morrow. "These graduates excelled in a challenging training program and earned the title of Court Officer. Their class academic average was the highest of any so far. I look forward to their contributions in our courthouses."

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Full house: Family members, court staff, and police filled the auditorium. Trooper Kathryn Downey (center) from the Massachusetts State Police Academy Staff sang the National Anthem. Standing behind Trooper Downey are Major Jim Jones, Company Commander of the Mass. State Police Officer Candidate School, and Trial Court Deputy Director of Security Thomas Connolly.
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The graduating class salutes the flag carried by the Trial Court Honor Guard.
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Court Officer Matthew Weller speaks to the class after receiving his Squad Leader Award while Director of Security Jeffrey Morrow, Academy Director and Security Training Manager Heather Brouillette, and Academy Commandant and Chief Court Officer Edward Fitzgerald listen.
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Director of Security Jeffrey Morrow congratulates graduating Court Officer Tiery Cazeau for receiving a fitness award, presented by Court Officer Brianne Queeney.
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Director Morrow congratulates new Court Officer Sandy Paredes for her fitness award, presented by Court Officer Daniel Padilla.
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Court Officer Tam Le gets his new badge "pinned" by his son Cameron, with some guidance from Drill Instructor and Police Officer John Felix.