Joseph Solomon, Chief of Police
Quinn Public Safety Building
90 Hampshire St.
Methuen, MA 01844
For Immediate Release
Friday, July 28, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Methuen Police Lt. Joseph Aiello Receives National School Safety Award
METHUEN — Mayor Stephen N. Zanni and Chief Joseph Solomon are pleased to announce that Methuen Police Lt. Joseph Aiello was awarded the 2017 National School Safety Award.
Lt. Aiello received his award earlier this week at the School Safety Advocacy Council’s 12th annual National School Safety Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. During the ceremony, honorees from across the country were recognized for their exemplary accomplishments in the area of school safety and security. The convention is the largest exhibition centered around all aspects of school security and is the only one focused on student safety from kindergarten through college.
“I would like to congratulate Lt. Aiello on receiving this prestigious award,” Mayor Zanni said. “We are honored to have Lt. Aiello serving the City of Methuen and our schools, and we are very proud of him for this outstanding achievement.”
Lt. Aiello is a 23-year veteran of the Methuen Police Department and was promoted to the rank of lieutenant earlier this month. He serves as the department’s school service unit supervisor and previously as the school resource officer. Lt. Aiello also coordinates the Methuen Police Explorers program and is a member of the Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council School Threat Assessment and Response System.
“Lt. Aiello’s decade of school safety training and experience has elevated him to a nationally recognized expert in school safety and security,” Chief Solomon said. “His vision and knowledge make him a sought-after lecturer and trainer, and his dedication to school safety is a major asset to the City of Methuen.”
Lt. Aiello graduated from the University of Massachusetts Lowell with a master’s degree in criminal justice. Prior to joining the Methuen Police Department, Lt. Aiello served as a U.S. Navy Seabee with the rank of petty officer third class.