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|December 17, 2003
Holland, Director of Communications
MUNICIPAL COURT PROBATION OFFICERS ARE RECIPIENTS OF
PRESTIGIOUS POLICE COMMISSIONER AWARD
Boston Municipal Court Probation Officers
John Turner and Tim Norris were
recently presented with the Boston Police Commissioner's
Commendation Award during a ceremony at the District Four
Turner and Norris, both Probation Officer for
eight years, were recognized for their work in the community
and their collaborative efforts with the Boston Police. Turner
and Norris routinely serve warrants with the Boston Police
Department as part of Operation Impact. Operation Impact
is a probation/police partnership effort which pairs probation
officers with police who go out on unannounced home and community
visits to monitor the activity of offenders. The team also
serves warrants and enforces the orders of the court.
" I am humbled by this award," said Turner.
"This is a honor. We have a true partnership
with the Boston Police Department and it is a pleasure to
work with them," said Norris.
Massachusetts Probation Commissioner John
J. O'Brien complimented Turner and Norris.
"John and Tim do a fantastic job. They exemplify
the strong partnership we have with the Boston Police Department.
Through their teamwork, we are able to work cooperatively
and effectively in addressing the needs of probationers while
working toward maintaining safety in the community," O'Brien
Boston Police Department Sergeant Mike Casinelli
of District Four has worked with Turner and Norris for the
past seven years and said he believes the award is "well
Commenting on Turner and Norris, Casinelli
said, "We wouldn't be able to do it without them. They taught
us how to utilize other agencies and the information available.
Because they are geographically-assigned, John and Tim have
a great deal of knowledge about the people we deal with each
day. It is a valuable running history and it has a continuity
that serves all of our agencies well."
Both Turner and Norris were among 11 Suffolk
County Probation Officers who were honored by U.S. Attorney
Michael Sullivan last spring. The Probation Officers were
all lauded for their work and their contributions to reducing
gun violence in the city.