Detectives Kevin Gilbert and Kristen Gagnon

School Resource Officers
Detective Kevin Gilbert |
Detective Kristen Gagnon |

The Randolph Police Department School Resource Unit is compromised of Detective Kristen Gagnon and Detective Kevin Gilbert. Additionally, both detectives report directly to Detective Sergeant Jason Fisher, who oversees the school resource unit, general investigations, and major crimes for the Randolph Police Department.

Detective Kevin Gilbert has worked for the Randolph Police Department since December of 2014, with the last three (3) serving in the bureau of criminal investigations as a member of the school resource unit. Prior to working as a police officer in Randolph, Detective Gilbert worked for the UMass Boston Police and was a Randolph Police Department intern. Detective Gilbert holds a Bachelors degree from Bridgewater State University in Criminal Justice as well as a minor in Spanish language. Additionally, Detective Gilbert holds a master’s degree from Boston University.

Kristen Gagnon started her career at the Randolph Police Department in January of 2003. She was a Police officer in until September of 2014 when she was promoted to a detective and assigned to the Randolph High School as the school resource officer.  Before becoming a police officer she worked as an EMT and a dog groomer.

Detective Gagnon and Detective Gilbert are primarily assigned to the Randolph High School and Randolph Community Middle School. Detective Gilbert and Detective Gagnon also respond to calls for service and offer assistance to the elementary schools in the Town of Randolph.

The Randolph Police School Resource Unit is just that, a resource. Aside from conducting criminal investigations, Detective Gilbert and Detective Gagnon specialize in mental health response and are heavily involved in community engagement activities, for children of all ages.

Besides putting on presentations and demonstrations throughout the year, Detective Gilbert and Detective Gagnon teach a first responder class at Randolph High School. This class is comprised of high school seniors and the curriculum revolves around classroom activities and practical activities. The First Responders class was started at the high school 6yrs ago between the Randolph Police SRO’s and the Randolph Fire Department. Each year the SRO’s along with Randolph Fire Fighters teach seniors at the high school all about police, fire, and EMS. The SRO’s teach basic knowledge of criminal law, constitutional law, MV laws and many other things that a police officer would see in his or her career. Many of these students have gone on to pursue careers and all of these fields.

The school resource unit takes great pride in creating partnerships within our community. Detective Gilbert and Detective Gagnon are truly honored to work with Randolph youth on a daily basis. Along with working with the youth of Randolph, the SRO’s are great examples on how to build bridges and gain trust from all members of the community.