Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Chief of Police Scott P. Livingstone is pleased to announce the appointment of two new patrol officers to the Amherst Police Department.
Justin H. Satkowski and Molly O. Farber were appointed after an extensive selection process which included interview panels, physical and psychological testing and an interview with the Chief of Police, Town Manager and Human Resources Director.
Justin H. Satkowski, 24, is the son of Joseph and Joanne Satkowski of Hadley, Massachusetts. He is a 2010 graduate of Hopkins Academy, Hadley, MA. In 2014, Officer Satkowski graduated from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA earning his bachelor’s degree in criminology, law and society.
Officer Satkowski graduated from the Massachusetts State Police Municipal Academy #6 in New Braintree, Massachusetts on September 23, 2016. He was previously employed as a Rental Office Manager at the Sportsman’s Marina in Hadley, MA. Officer Satkowski currently resides in Hadley, Massachusetts.
Molly O. Farber, 24, is the daughter of Tracy and David Farber of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. She is a 2008 graduate of Notre Dame Academy, Worcester, MA. In 2015, Officer Farber graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst earning her bachelor’s degree in sociology and a criminal justice certificate.
Officer Farber graduated from the Western Massachusetts Municipal Police Academy in Springfield, Massachusetts on February 12, 2016. She was previously employed as a police officer for the Northampton Police Department. Officer Farber currently resides in Palmer, Massachusetts.
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The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $1,050. Each vest has a value between $1,795 – $2,234, and a five-year warranty and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There are an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination via the website www.vik9s.org or mailed to Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.
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Monday, March 7, 2016
Extensive planning, preparation and collaboration with community stakeholders, including students, was key to the success of the day, said Amherst temporary Town Manager Pete Hechenbleikner. He credited the Amherst and UMass Police, Amherst Fire Department, university administration, students, law enforcement mutual aid partners, downtown bar owners, retail establishments and property owners for their cooperation and hard work. “This was a total team effort and I thank everyone who was involved.”
At a free afternoon concert for UMass students at the Mullins Center, Amherst Fire and UMass Emergency Medical Services treated three persons at the concert and one was transported to Cooley Dickinson Hospital to be treated for intoxication. Three other intoxicated individuals were responded to by the Amherst Fire Department.
Last year, 19 students were treated at the Mullins Center, and the Amherst and UMass Police reported a total of six arrests.
Following the Mullins Center concert that drew 3,200, Enku Gelaye, vice chancellor for student affairs and campus life, said this year’s’ event built on the lessons learned in 2015.
“We are continuing down the road to changing the culture around this weekend,” said Gelaye. “All of our partners and our students are to be congratulated for making today a safe and enjoyable event.”
She also credited months of extensive planning with Town of Amherst officials, including the police and fire departments, for creating an atmosphere of respect and cooperation among students, residents and law enforcement personnel.
"Making our community a safe place is always our ultimate goal and I’m grateful to everyone who contributed to today’s success," said Gelaye.