Award given to Fall River Police Department for supporting employees in the military

June 18, 2013 by  

The Fall River Police Department was recently named as the public sector agency in Massachusetts best for supporting those in its ranks who have served in the military Guard and Reserve. No doubt flyer printing and poster printing are being using by the Police Department to make the residents in the local community aware of this distinction. The award was given by the affiliate in Massachusetts that is part of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), which is an agency of the United States Department of Defense.

The ESGR Pro Patria Award, as it is officially known, was given to Charles Cullen, Deputy Police Chief of the Fall River Police Department as a function recently. The award is made to those employers who support national defense by having policies in place that facilitate employee participation in the National Guard and Reserve.

The Massachusetts ESGR Above and Beyond Award was also given to the Fall River Police Department. This award is given to an agency where one or more of its supervisors or managers has received a Patriot Award and which has agreed to or signed a Statement of Support for its employees which serve in the National Guard or Reserve.

The Patriot Award had been given to Daniel Racine, Police Chief of Fall River, and Captain Wayne Furtado in August 2012. The two men had been nominated by Patrolman Glen MacDonald who serves in the 1/182 of the Army National Guard for their embracing military drills, training and deployments.