Plainville Police Department welcomes two new officers
Chief James Floyd is pleased to announce that the Plainville Police Department swore in two new officers earlier this month.
Officer Cole Leighton and Officer Jakob Davidson were sworn in during the Plainville Select Board meeting held on Monday, Jan. 10. The new officers were sworn in by Town Clerk Ellen Robertson.
The Plainville Police Department used COPS Hiring Program grant funds awarded to the department by the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) to hire Officers Leighton and Davidson.
“We are pleased to welcome Officers Leighton and Davidson to the Plainville Police Department. I’m confident that as members of our department, they will develop strong relationships with our community members and serve with distinction,” Chief Floyd said. “I’d also like to thank Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey, Congressman Jake Auchincloss, Rep. Shawn Dooley, the SAFE Coalition, the Drug Enforcement Administration and all others who supported our COPS Hiring Program grant application. Their support has assisted us in securing the grant funds needed to hire additional officers and ensure that our department is able to meet the needs of our community.”
Officer Cole Leighton
Prior to joining the Plainville Police Department, Officer Leighton worked as a part-time patrol officer at the Buckland Police Department. He also previously worked at the Greenfield and Hatfield police departments as a part-time patrol officer.
Officer Leighton received an associate’s degree in criminal justice from Greenfield Community College and his Municipal Police Training Certification from the Franklin County Regional Reserve Intermittent Training Academy.
Officer Jakob Davidson
Officer Davidson previously worked as a reserve officer for the Greenfield Police Department and Northfield Police Department prior to joining the Plainville Police Department.
Officer Davidson received his Municipal Police Training Certification from the Franklin County Regional Reserve Intermittent Training Academy. He also graduated from Greenfield Community College where he completed an associate’s degree in criminal justice and received a certificate in corrections.
Officers Leighton and Davidson will both begin their field training the week of Jan. 30 with Officer Leighton’s first day being on Jan. 31 and Officer Davidson’s first day being on Feb. 1. As part of their field training, Officers Leighton and Davidson will be trained in policies, procedures, rules and regulations, and records management systems, and will immerse themselves into the Plainville community.