Randolph Fire and Police Departments Thank Local Ocean State Job Lot for Personal Protective Equipment Donation

RANDOLPH — Fire Chief Richard Donovan and Police Chief William Pace would like to thank the local Ocean State Job Lot for its donation of personal protective equipment (PPE) to the police and fire departments last week.

The donated items for each department included 40 KN95 masks and 240 face shields, as well as packages of hand wipes, anti-bacterial wipes and bottles of hand sanitizer.

First responders will use the equipment to continue to protect themselves from exposure to illness as they respond to calls involving people who may be reporting symptoms in line with COVID-19 or may have been in contact with a positive COVID-19 case. As the virus continues to spread, the departments aim to keep personnel healthy so that they can continue to serve the community.

“We’re very grateful to Ocean State Job Lot for its donation of personal protective equipment for our department, especially as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise across the region,” Chief Donovan said.

Added Chief Pace, “This donation provides us with important protective equipment and we are very appreciative of Ocean State Job Lot’s continued support of and generosity toward our community.”

The donations will be issued to police and fire personnel as needed as the COVID-19 situation continues to develop.

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Randolph Police Department Donates 80 Coats to Randolph Schools Following Annual Fitness Cup Challenge

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace is pleased to share that Randolph Police Officers donated approximately 80 coats last week to the Randolph Public Schools to be distributed to kids in need this winter.

The winter jackets were purchased using the funds donated by officers to participate in the department’s annual Fitness Cup event, coordinated each year by Commander Anthony Marag and Officer Kinnon Ryan. The event is part of an ongoing officer wellness program and the money raised each year is used to support a worthy cause.

Last year, the money was donated to the Sgt. Chesna Family Fund to benefit the family of fallen Weymouth Police Sgt. Michael Chesna.

This year, Detectives Kevin Gilbert and Kristin Gagnon coordinated with the schools to compile a list of students in need. Commander Marag, Officer Ryan, Det. John Bringardner, Det. Gilbert and Det. Gagnon purchased the jackets with the money raised.

The 80 jackets were distributed to the schools on Friday, Dec. 4 by Detectives Gilbert and Gagnon and Officer Ryan.

“I’d like to commend all of the officers involved in the purchasing and distribution of the jackets for their work to ensure kids in our community had warm coats this year,” Chief Pace said. “We are pleased that the annual Fitness Cup, which is a beneficial initiative for the health and wellbeing of officers, is also able to support a worthy cause each year.”

The Randolph Police Department would like to thank the Randolph Public Schools for assisting in compiling a list of students to ensure all students in need received a winter jacket this year. Additionally, the department would like to thank Jean, of Avon, who did not wish for her last name to be published, for her donation. Jean approached the officers while they were distributing the coats to the schools and donated $100 to the cause. Her donation also went toward the jackets.

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Randolph Police Donate Over $3,000 to Local Autism Charities

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace is pleased to announce that the Randolph Police Department and Randolph Police Patrolmen’s Union Local 18 donated over $3,000 to two local autism charities on Friday, Aug. 23.

Beginning in April, the Randolph Police Department sold autism awareness patches in order to raise money for the New England chapter of Autism Speaks and the May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities in Randolph.

In total, 312 patches were sold, raising $3,120. Of that money, $2,620 was donated on Friday to the May Center, 41 Pacella Park Drive, in a presentation at the school. The ceremony also included a visit from Massachusetts State Senator Walter Timilty. The remaining $500 was sent in a check to Autism Speaks.

“We were thrilled to be able to donate to these worthwhile endeavors and it was really great to see the smiling faces of the children at the May Center,” Chief Pace said. “Every little bit helps when it comes to improving the lives of those with autism and I am proud of our officers and everyone who contributed to the cause.”

The initiative was spearheaded by Randolph Police Officers Kevin Gilbert and Matt Rodman. The project was sponsored by the Randolph Police Patrolmen’s Union Local 18, which used funds raised during their first annual golf tournament last year to purchase the autism awareness patches.

“We want to thank everyone who bought the patches and helped to raise money for these great organizations,” Officer Gilbert said.

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Randolph Police Donates Refurbished Trailer to High School Blue Devils Marching Band

Randolph Police Department
William Pace, Police Chief
41 South Main St.
Randolph, MA 02368

For Immediate Release

Friday, Aug. 16, 2019

Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: ben@jgpr.net

Randolph Police Donates Refurbished Trailer to High School Blue Devils Marching Band

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace is pleased to announce that the Randolph Police Department recently donated a refurbished police equipment transport trailer to the Randolph High School Blue Devils Marching Band.

The trailer, previously used to transport police equipment, was no longer being used by the department. With the help of the Randolph Department of Public Works and two local businesses, the trailer was restored inside and out and donated to the band. The trailer was donated and refurbished earlier this summer and was put in use by the band this week.

On Thursday, the marching band brought the trailer to the police department and town hall and performed part of their new 2019 field show for Chief Pace, Town Manager Brian Howard and a representative from public works to show their appreciation for the donation.

“We’re happy to be able to support the Blue Devils Marching Band and hope this trailer will serve them well for years to come,” Chief Pace said. “Projects like this are excellent representations of the community policing initiatives our department is proud to take on.”

The trailer will be used by the band to transport equipment to area field show competitions. For several weekends each fall, the Blue Devils Marching Band, under the direction of Adam Shekleton, participates in competitions at other area high schools as part of the New England Scholastic Band Association (NESBA).

Each weekend during the field show season, the band transports equipment and props for approximately 70 students. Before the Randolph Police Department’s trailer donation, the band would rent a truck every weekend through the music booster program to transport its equipment.

“We’re thankful to Chief Pace and the Randolph Police Department for thinking of us with this donation,” Shekleton said. “It’s great to have a trailer of our own so we can more effectively transport our equipment from competition to competition.”

Chief Pace would like to thank the Randolph Department of Public Works, L&W Auto Body in Randolph and Mark’s Signs Plus in Randolph for their work restoring, painting and adding decals to the trailer.

“The donated and refurbished trailer is another example of the positive collaboration between the Randolph Police Department, the Randolph Public Schools, DPW and local businesses,” said Town Manager Brian Howard. “We’re so pleased with how it turned out and can’t wait to see it on the road.”

Click here for video of the band’s visit to the Police Department.

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Randolph Police Department Receives Donation of 130 Bicycle Helmets

Randolph Police Department
William Pace, Police Chief
41 South Main St.
Randolph, MA 02368

For Immediate Release

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: ben@jgpr.net

Randolph Police Department Receives Donation of 130 Bicycle Helmets

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace is pleased to announce that the Randolph Police Department has received a donation of 130 bicycle helmets from the law firm Breakstone, White & Gluck for the fourth straight year.

The Boston-based personal injury law firm donated the helmets as part of their Project KidSafe campaign to encourage safe cycling and prevent head injuries.

Randolph Police will distribute the helmets to kids as part of its bicycle safety program.

“We want to once again give our sincere thanks for the generosity of the people at Breakstone, White & Gluck,” Chief Pace said. “Bicycle safety starts with wearing a helmet and because of their donation we are able to provide dozens of kids with helmets in Randolph.”

The Project KidSafe campaign was started by the law firm in 2013 as a way to reduce injuries and encourage children to wear helmets as soon as they start riding. Over five years, the lawyers have now donated more than 20,000 bicycle helmets to children in Massachusetts.

“At Breakstone, White & Gluck, we believe every child should be able to safely ride their bicycle while wearing a helmet,” Attorney David W. White said. “Each year we donate hundreds of brand-new helmets to police departments throughout the region that they then give out to children in their community. It was our pleasure to once again donate over 100 helmets to the Randolph Police Department.”

Massachusetts law requires children who are 16 years old and younger to wear bicycle helmets when they ride.

The Randolph Police Department encourages all cyclists to wear helmets no matter their age.

To learn more about Project KidSafe, visit www.bwglaw.com/bikes.

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Randolph Police Receive Donation of 100 Bicycle Helmets

Randolph Police Department
William Pace, Police Chief
41 South Main St.
Randolph, MA 02368

For Immediate Release

Friday, Aug. 31, 2018

Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: ben@jgpr.net

Randolph Police Receive Donation of 100 Bicycle Helmets

RANDOLPH – Chief William Pace is pleased to announce that the Randolph Police Department has received a donation of 100 bicycle helmets from the law firm Breakstone, White & Gluck for the third straight year.

The Boston-based personal injury law firm donated the helmets as part of their Project KidSafe campaign to encourage safe cycling and prevent head injuries.

Randolph Police will distribute the helmets to kids as part of its bicycle safety program.

“Our community is grateful to Breakstone, White and Gluck for this generous donation for the safety of our children in Randolph,” Chief Pace said.

The Project KidSafe campaign was started by the law firm in 2013 as a way to reduce injuries and encourage children to wear helmets as soon as they start riding. Over five years, the lawyers have now donated over 20,000 bicycle helmets to children in Massachusetts.

“Breakstone, White & Gluck is committed to encouraging children to wear bicycle helmets every time they ride,” Attorney David W. White said. “It is our pleasure to make this donation to support the Randolph Police Department’s work to protect children on bikes.”

Massachusetts law requires children who are 16 years old and younger to wear bicycle helmets when they ride.

The Randolph Police Department encourages all cyclists to wear helmets no matter their age.

To learn more about Project KidSafe, visit www.bwglaw.com/bikes.

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