NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. — The Northborough Police Department hired two new officers to fill vacancies, Police Chief Mark Leahy announced.
Michael Bisset, 23, and Joseph Donahue, 28, joined the department effective Wednesday.
Bisset is a lifelong resident of Northborough who graduated from Algonquin Regional High School in 2007. He earned a bachelor's degree in History, Society and Culture, Cum Laude, from Colby-Sawyer College in New London, N.H. in May 2011. In addition, Bisset served as an assistant coach of the Algonquin girl's track and field team, and as an adult page at the Northborough Library.
Donahue is a lifelong Shrewsbury resident who graduated from St. John's High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in Geological Studies from Brown University in Providence, R.I. in May 2007. Donahue comes from a family of law enforcement officials; his father is a sergeant in the Boylston Police Department. He also has a brother who is a special agent with the U.S. Secret Service and another brother who is a U.S. postal Inspector.
According to Leahy, both hires graduated in the top 10 of their police academy class.
They will fill the vacancies left by Officers Ryan Caneen and Shane DiDonato, who both resigned. Caneen joined the Worcester Police Department in October and DiDonato joined the Dudley Police Department in December.