For immediate release:
DOVER, MA – At their regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, June 9, 2016, the Town of Dover Board of Selectmen unanimously voted to appoint Ryan J. Black and Scott E. Maroulis to the part time position of Special Officers with the Dover Police Department. While making his recommendation, Chief Peter A. McGowan lauded, “they’re going to make a fantastic addition to our department.”
Black grew up in Canton, and is a graduate of Xavarian Brothers High School and Catholic University. His appointment coincides to the day with his father, Brian Black’s 30th anniversary with the Boston Police. Maroulis, a Gaithersburg, MD native, recently graduated from Northeastern University with a bachelors in Criminal Justice. Both have been working as dispatchers for this department, as well as the Natick Police Department, and just graduated from the Reserve Police Academy this past spring, which they put themselves through at the South Suburban Police Institute in Foxborough.
Prior to applying to the department, candidates for Special Officer must have completed a Reserve Police Academy of over 260 hours of training, hold an associate’s degree or equivalent credits in any discipline, a valid driver’s license and CPR certification. Candidates that meet the initial requirements are subjected to an interview panel, as well as an intensive background investigation by DPD detectives. Ultimately the Chief selects candidates who he recommends to the Selectmen for employment.
After completing required state certifications and an extensive Field Training program, Special Officers work weekend shifts on patrol and attend regular training. They hold the same arrest powers as regular Dover Police Officers, and will be considered for future full time employment openings.
Media inquiries may be directed to DPD Media Services. Please do not contact the Emergency Communications Center directly on this matter.