Police Chief named Northfield's Employee of the Year

NORTHFIELD — Northfield Selectmen announce that Police Chief John Raffaelly has been named Northfield's Employee of the Year. The award was presented by Chair Steve Bluhm at the beginning of the February 25th meeting.

Chief Raffaelly is a lifelong Northfield resident. He began his career with the Northfield Police Department in 1993 as a part time officer. He became a full time officer in 1996 and was subsequently promoted to Corporal in 2007 and Sergeant in 2008. In 2012 John accepted the position of Police Lieutenant. He stepped into the role of acting Chief with the departure of Chief Stephen Adams in February 2013 and was promoted to Chief in October of that year.

"With the departure of Chief Stephen Adams, John was asked to, and readily agreed to, lead the Department through the transition to a new Chief." said Selectmen Kevin Waldron "He stepped up to the plate and hit a grand slam, providing the leadership and guidance to members of the Department assuring the residents of Northfield remain well protected."