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.