By Cary Shuman
The Massachusetts Constable’s Office conducted its volunteer outreach program in the Lynn community, spending a day in the city cleaning up Boyce Court on Liberty Street.
“Not only are we are a professional organization serving criminal civil process, a lot of our business comes from Lynn, so we just want to give back,” said Sgt. Christopher DiPietro. “We just came up with a slogan called CORE, which is Community Outreach Relations and Education.”
The Mass. Constable’s main office is based in Salem. There is also an office in Woburn. The organization has been in existence in for 15 months.
Chief Constable Darryl Hines said the Mass. Constable’s Office hopes to start its own academy with training for prospective constables.
Hines added that the non-profit organization has 20 officers and it intends to help out with issues such as the opioid crisis and homelessness.
“We’re big on education,” said Hines, who is also an accountant and an advocate. “We also want to help out as mentors for youths in communities. We’re here to help the community with our CORE initiative.”
DiPietro said the organization has been in contact with Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy’s Office and Director of Community Development Jamie Marsh about expanding its outreach program to other areas of Lynn.
DiPietro thanked the Lynn Department of Public Works for their assistance in the cleanup project.