Andover Police Chief Brian Pattullo officiated over the graduation ceremony for the town’s six new Trauma Intervention Program volunteers on Saturday, June 22, at the Andover public safety office.
The 60-hour, two-week training academy is held every one to two years and includes lectures orchestrated by TIP national trainer and co-founder Dr. Jayan Landry of Andover and TIP national trainer Wendy Delaney.
Additional guest lecturers included Methuen police Chief Joe Solomon, Andover fire Chief Mike Mansfield; Deb Perry, a registered nurse at Lawrence General Hospital; Barry Brodette of the State Police, and incoming Andover police Chief Pat Keefe.
TIP volunteers work with local police, fire and emergency personnel to offer on-scene emotional and practical support to children and adult victims of trauma. The group has served the Merrimack Valley for more than 21 years.
The new graduates are Lisa Pasho of Andover, Ruth Ann Lehane of Methuen, Carolyn Gould of Boxford, Helen Diaz and Karl Hanlon, both of Haverhill; and Elizabeth Wade of Georgetown.