The Everett Board of Aldermen confirmed the promotions of three members of the Everett Police Department on Monday night, as patrol officers Sean Bagley and William Fox were promoted to Sergeant and Sergeant Frank Hoenig was promoted to Lieutenant.
Mayor Carlo DeMaria, Chief Steven Mazzie and a packed gallery of family, friends and their brother officers were on hand to witness the three consecutive 7-0 aldermanic votes and the swearing in of the newly promoted.
The promotions take effect immediately.
Following the promotions and a brief recess to allow the officers to take pictures with family and local officials, Chief Mazzie did address the aldermen on a separate matter related to improving safety for local crossing guards.
According to the chief, the department will be purchasing new uniform items, including hats, gloves, jackets and reflective gear to make the crossing guards more visible to drivers. The new equipment will be purchased over the summer and disbursed to crossing guards at the end of summer, prior to the start of the next school year.
“In addition, we are going to be beefing up the training regimen for next year and every year and crossing guards who start in the middle of the school year will be required to take the entire training program before starting work,” Chief Mazzie explained to the board.