I have served as a police officer for 28 years in the Town of Norton. I have served on the Patrol division for the first 12 years of my career and the last 16 years in the Detective division. I'm currently the Police Prosecutor for the Town of Norton. Throughout my career I have served the Norton Police Association as Secretary, Vice President, and President. During this time I have been part of the bargaining committee, bargaining collective bargaining contracts.
I was a founding member of Massachusetts FOP Lodge #30 and served as President and Vice President in my local lodge. I have served the Massachusetts Fraternal Order of Police State Lodge as Vice President and now serving the position of President for the last 5 years. I have also been appointed and have served on the National FOP, future development committee. The State lodge has made great strides over this time and I look forward to continuing the positive direction in which the FOP is going in the State of Massachusetts.
Paul Norton is currently a Lt. with the Melrose Police Department. He has been with Melrose PD for 25 years and is a lifelong Melrose resident. He served on the bargaining committee for Melrose and has been President of the Melrose FOP Lodge for approximately 17 years. During his time with Melrose he ran detective division for three years. Sgt. at Arms Norton is currently the accreditation manager for Melrose PD and is an accreditation assessor for the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Network Community.
Retired Yarmouth Police Chief Frank Frederickson accepted the position of Director of Governmental Affairs with the intention of working for police! He is the son of and father of a Police Officer. He has a clear understanding that steady representation is needed to pass legislation that will benefit policing. Equally important is to lobby against legislative issues that may have a negative impact on policing. Frank is also a firm believer in working together with other police organizations in order to have better success.
Frank was the Massachusetts Chief of Police Association Governor’s appointment Joint Labor Management Commission and the Municipal Police Training Committee.
As Chief, Frank experienced the murder of his Officer Sean Gannon and the shooting of his K9 Nero in 2018. He understands the impact and complexities of a Line of Duty Death and how to care for an Officers family, the department, and the community.
Frank has been a community leader who has embraced Community Policing and used every opportunity to connect his department with the community he serves. Through Frank’s leadership, the Yarmouth Police Department was awarded the prestigious New England Association of Chiefs of Police Community Policing Award twice in the past 5 years.
Frank is a strong proponent of Officer Wellness, safety, and training. Frank has built the reputation of the Yarmouth Police Department as a leader in these areas.
Frank was the President of the Cape Cod and Island Police Chiefs Association and the Southeastern Massachusetts Police Chiefs Association. He also served on the Board of Directors of the New England Chiefs of Police Association and sat on several committees for the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association including being member of the Mass Chiefs Legislative Committee.