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Posted on: December 3, 2018

Steven D. Trask to be Ceremonially Sworn in as Framingham’s New Police Chief Monday, December 17

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Framingham, MA – Steven D. Trask, a 32-year veteran of the City of Framingham Police Department who worked his way up through the ranks, starting as a patrol officer to Deputy Chief, will now be Framingham’s seventh Chief of Police. Trask will be ceremonially sworn in as the City’s new Police Chief at Nevins Hall in the Memorial Building at 150 Concord St., Framingham on Monday, December 17, at 11 a.m. Ken Ferguson, the previous Police Chief, retired in April 2018.

“I am honored to be the City’s new Police Chief. I have strong ties to Framingham, and those who reside here are of the upmost importance to me. Walking through the doors of the station every day, I have the responsibility to lead the fine men and women of the Framingham Police Department and protect the City that means so much to me.; it is a privilege that I don’t take lightly,” said Steven D. Trask, Framingham Police Chief.

After Ferguson’s retirement, Trask - then Deputy Chief, was named acting Police Chief by Mayor Yvonne M. Spicer. 

“Steve Trask possesses true leadership skills and capabilities, and for years has been a critical member of the Framingham Police Department,” said Mayor Spicer. “On a daily basis, he demonstrates the dedication and level of service needed to advance our Police Department and public safety into the future, and I look forward to working with him as Police Chief.”

Trask has Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice form Westfield State College and a Master of Arts in Public Administration from Framingham State College. He also is a graduate of:

o  Emergency Management Institute Incident Command Training at the National Fire Academy in Emittsburg, Maryland

o  Massachusetts Police Leadership Institute

o  Senior Management Institute for Police

o  The Kennedy School of Government Executive Leadership Program.


The public is invited to the swearing in ceremony.


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