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  • Officers & Staff
    Todd Bramwell


    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. 

    Vice President / National Trustee
    Richard Shailor


    Brother Shailor has spent the last 30+ years in law enforcement dedicating himself to serving his community and his brothers and sisters throughout the profession. He started his career as an auxiliary officer in his hometown of Wenham and later transferred to Rowley where he worked as a reserve officer and was hired as a full-time patrolman. Vice President Shailor spent the last 26 years in Rehoboth retiring as a Sergeant. During his time, he worked in multiple aspects of the department from patrol, detectives, prosecution and administration. 

    V.P. Shailor started his FOP involvement in his local lodge as Vice President and trustee and immediately wanted to continue his involvement.  In 2008 he was elected to the state board as sergeant at arms.  After serving 2 years in that position, he was elected as the state Vice President, a position he has held for the last 13 years. During that time, he has sat on numerous state boards and committees as well as spearheading the creation of both the recruitment committee and the wellness committee. Brother Shailor is now serving his 7th term as our National Trustee. During his 12-year tenure on the national board he has been selected to serve in many capacities including the National Labor Committee and the National Recruitment Committee. In 2023 he was tapped to become the Committee chairman of the National Recruitment Committee.  Vice President Shailor wants to remind members that he is always there if needed.


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    James Franco


    Secretary Franco is a Lieutenant with the Norton Police Department where he has served for 26 years. He has served on bargaining committees for both the NPA and NPSOA. He served as President of the NPA for five years and is the current NPSOA Vice President. He is a certified motorcycle officer, a field training officer, served in the detective division, and was a school resourse officer. Secretary Franco has attended numerous training classes from the FOP including basic and advanced bargaining, leadership matters, and labor coalition training which often covers ways to better represent your membership. Secretary Franco has developed a strong labor backround and is a strong voice for labor.

    Arnie Larson


    Chairman of Trustees
    George Brown


    Chairman of the Trustees


    Retired Sergeant George Brown served the Plainville Police Department for 22 years retiring from injuries suffered in the line of duty in 1995. Professionally, Brown supervised patrol, administrative, and special service operations. He initiated collision analysis and accident reconstruction, hazardous materials and commercial vehicle enforcement programs. He was a recognized expert in collision analysis and accident reconstruction. 


    Brown held leadership positions in the Plainville Police Association MCOP.His experience negotiating, enforcing, grievance resolution, and arbitration at the local level led to his service in the Massachusetts Coalition of Police, AFL-CIO as Region 2 Vice President. 


    After retirement, Brown created American Police Veterans AKA Policevets, recognizing the profession lacked peer support for these groups, he became a national advocate for retired and disabled law enforcement officers. Online communities brought policevets together to provide peer support and fraternity.


    Since joining Massachusetts Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 30 in 2006, he has served as vice president. Brown immediately took interest in the larger FOP community by attending State Lodge meetings. He has served as Lodge Trustee for several years. In 2021, Brown was elected Massachusetts FOP Chairman of the Trustees.


    Brown’s passion is found in peer support and mental wellness. He serves on the State Wellness Committee. He volunteers with K9 First Responders ( providing Canine Assisted Trauma Response. He has been deployed to the U.S. Capitol on three events, numerous prisons, law enforcement funerals, and other events. He recently responded to the Lewistion, Maine Mass Shooting, serving Lewiston and Auburn Police and other groups.


    Brown is married to Retired Officer, Pamela Brown, of the North Attleborough Police Department. He has three adult daughters. He earned a Masters Degree in Administration of Criminal Justice in 2001 from Western New England College. 


    Brown urges members to accept his leadership challenge to inspire each and every member to give at least one day of goodwill service each year to a MassFOP activity, and one day of service to your local lodge. As MassFOP continues to grow, it’s important that it's a fraternity, a brotherhood. The Fraternal Order of Police is about more than a membership card. 

    Sergeant at Arms
    Paul Norton


    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. 

    Director of Governmental Affairs
    Frank Frederickson


    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.

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