Friday, August 2, 2002


Know Your Town Police from December 18, 1974

In November, Dave Galvin completed the ten-week basic course at the Massachusetts Police Academy Medford. He was third in a class of 40. Dave joined the Carlisle Police Dept. in May 1974. He is a personable young man, out of college just 1 1/2 years. Dave has an Associate's Degree in liberal arts from Massachusetts Bay Community College, and in 1973 received a B.A. in crime and delinquency studies from Suffolk University. During his last two college years he worked part-time in the winters and full-time in the summers as a patrolman in Hampton, N.H. After college, he spent three months traveling and studying in Europe.

Dave is single and has lived in Billerica for the past twelve years. Prior to that his family lived in Arlington, where his father was a police officer for ten years. Dave has been studying karate for 3 1/2 years and in August 1974, received his Black Belt. He is also an avid skier. Some day he would like to become a special agent for the FBI, doing field work, a goal he has had since 9th grade.

· Galvin has stayed on in Carlisle. He has been our Chief of Police since 1979.

2002 The Carlisle Mosquito