Monday, January 5, 2015

Recent Guest Speakers for the MHS Young Men's Group

The following post originally appeared in Superintendent Gormley's December 23rd E-Blast:

In mid-December, a team of guest speakers from the Milton Police Department and the Boston Police Department came to Milton High School to speak to the Young Men’s Group, organized by MHS teacher Larry Jordan.

Our guest speakers discussed a variety of topics, including careers within the criminal justice field, bridging the gap between the police and young men of color, and our constant theme of overcoming challenges in order to achieve success.

In addition to the three police officers, they were also joined by Milton graduates and former YMG students Joel Jean-Michel and Marius Johnson.  Both are graduates of the class of 2013 and currently at UMass Boston and UMass Dartmouth, respectively.  Also present was MHS graduate and recent graduate of the Police Academy, Travis Meeks.

Detective Louis Bullard of the Milton Police Department has 19 years of experience as a police officer.  He is a graduate of Lexington High School. In high school, Detective Bullard was co-captain of the varsity football & basketball teams.  Detective Bullard followed the criminal justice path by attending Massasoit Community College & Northeastern University.   Detective Bullard became the first School Resource Officer within the Milton Public Schools.  He also coached basketball.  Detective Bullard was the first black male detective for the Town of Milton, the first black male motorcycle operator for the police department and is the Coach/Captain for traveling police basketball team Detective Bullard was born and raised in Roxbury, MA.

Eddy Chrispin is a police officer, academy instructor for the Boston Police Academy, and spokesperson for the Office of Media Relations for the BPD.  Officer Chrispin also holds a Juris Doctorate from Hofstra School of Law.  Officer Chrispin is an Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice at Newbury College and a former instructor at Lincoln Technical Institute.  Officer Chrispin has worked as a probation officer, a law clerk and as a social worker at the Massachusetts Department of Social Services. Officer Chrispin is fluent in Haitian Creole and conversant in French.  He is a graduate of Boston Latin School.