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DA Quinn provides funding for innovative training for all Fall River police officers



The Fall River Police Department is thanking Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn this morning for funding a new training program at the police department.

During these extremely difficult fiscal times due to COVID-19, Chief Jeffrey Cardoza had been looking for ways to fund additional training programs. In response, District Attorney Quinn offered to provide the department with $10,000.

According to FRPD, the additional funding will allow every sworn officer to participate in a program called “Path to the Guardian.” This innovative training will allow officers to participate in remote training sessions on a weekly basis. Officers will be eventually completing fifty-two classes. Examples of topics to be covered are use of force, failure to intervene and Policing in the 21st Century- 6 Pillars. In addition, select officers will be trained in the area of de-escalation.

Chief Cardoza stated, “I applaud District Attorney Quinn for demonstrating a commitment to the Fall River Police Department and the community of Fall River”. District Attorney Quinn recognizes the need for additional training in these important areas.

District Attorney Thomas Quinn stated, “I am pleased to be able to assist and partner with the Fall River Police Department for these important training initiatives.”

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