Joseph Solomon, Chief of Police
Quinn Public Safety Building
90 Hampshire St.
Methuen, MA 01844
For Immediate Release
Friday, March 2, 2018
Media Contact: Captain Kristopher McCarthy
Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Methuen Police Department Welcomes Three New Officers
METHUEN — Mayor James Jajuga and Chief Joseph Solomon are pleased to announce that the Methuen Police Department officially welcomed three new officers last week.
Officers Michael Robidoux, Stefan Laboy and Griffin Waller each graduated from the Methuen Police – Northern Essex Community College (NECC) Police Academy on Feb. 23, following their completion of more than 900 hours of training over 25 weeks.
“These gentlemen have displayed a deep commitment to the people of Methuen throughout their lives and early law enforcement careers,” Mayor Jajuga said. “I’m proud to see them take on the responsibility of continuing to serve our community with honor and distinction.”
Officer Robidoux is a Methuen native and has served the City of Methuen as a reserve officer since early 2015, the same year he graduated from the New England Law Enforcement Training Center. He graduated from NECC in 2009 with an associate’s degree in business management. Upon graduation from the academy, Officer Robidoux earned the Outstanding Achievement Award in Physical Training.
Officer Laboy has served in the United States Marine Corps for the last 10 1/2 years, including one deployment to Iraq. He most recently worked in technical support for Defense Strategies Group, and has also worked as a reserve officer since 2015. Following his time at the academy, Officer Laboy was recognized with the “Top Gun” award for his superior marksmanship, as well as with the Individual Outstanding Achievement Award for his cumulative performance throughout the program.
Prior to beginning his career in law enforcement, Officer Waller owned and managed his own landscaping business and has served as a reserve officer since 2015. He is also a lifelong Methuen resident.
“I’m excited to welcome each of our new officers to the department,” Chief Solomon said. “They bring a diverse set of skills and experiences that I’m certain will serve them well as they take on their full-time roles.”
Each of the officers will now begin the Methuen Police Department’s intensive 17-week field training program.