Detective Sergeant Jeffrey M. Farrell Retires After 40 Years of Service

For immediate release:

DOVER, MA – After over 40 years of service to the Town of Dover, Detective Sergeant Jeffrey M. Farrell retired on Wednesday, February 29, 2012.

Det Sgt Farrell started in the department’s Emergency Communications Center on September 9, 1970, and was appointed full time Officer on May 1, 1972. He was promoted in 1981 to Sergeant, and in 1984, he assumed the department’s Detective and Police Prosecutor role in Dedham District Court. Throughout the years he worked under four different Chiefs of Police, and twice led the department as Acting Chief during interim periods.

“Detective Sergeant Farrell’s institutional knowledge and professionalism, combined with his decades of experience, made him the go to person for all things Dover Police,” remarked Chief Peter A. McGowan. “His tenure has been characterized by a steady hand and innate guidance which will surely and sorely be missed.”

The Town of Dover Board of Selectmen honored Det Sgt Farrell’s decades of service to the Town at their regular meeting on February 23, 2012.

Throughout his final day, the Dover-Sherborn Patch ran a three part article about his time working for the Town, which can be found here: IntroPart 1Part 2 and Part 3. (archived: IntroPart 1Part 2and Part 3).

Chief McGowan and the entire Dover Police Department wish him well in his retirement and in all future endeavors.