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Chief Roy Vasque is happy to announce that Patrol Officer Leo Silvera has been chosen as 2018 Exchange Club Police Officer of the Year award winner. Officer Silvera was chosen following an evaluation of all the nominees by a three member panel made up of the Department's three Captains.
Officer Silvera has excelled in 2018 serving as a model for his fellow officers. During this past year Officer Silvera’s ability to take 9 illegal firearms off the streets of Lawrence as well as apprehending numerous violent criminals is a testament to his work ethic. Officer Silvera's actions are a shining example of the professionalism and dedication to duty shown by the men and women of the Lawrence Police Department. Officer Silvera’s actions are in keeping with the highest traditions and standards of the Lawrence Police Department and we are proud to announce him as this year’s recipient.
Officer Leo Silvera was born in Methuen Massachusetts and was raised in Lawrence. Officer Silvera graduated from Lawrence High Class of 2005. Officer Silvera went on to Northern Essex Community College where he graduated with an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice. Officer Silvera went on to work at the Essex County Sheriffs Department where he worked at the Middleton Facility and the Essex County Pre-Release. Officer Silvera then attended the Lowell Police Academy Class Of November 3, 2017. Officer Silvera currently is assigned to Platoon 1 (Midnights) with the Lawrence Police Department.