Mattacheese Middle School

Police Services Unit

 

A Joint Unit of the Yarmouth Police

& Dennis Police Departments

 

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Sean Brewer

School Resource Officer

Yarmouth Police

 

Patrick McCaffrey

School Resource Officer

Dennis Police

Kenneth Girouard

Assistant Principal

Ann P. Knell

Principal

 

Kathryn Salas

Assistant Principal

 

(508) 778-7979 Ext. 2122

Dial 9-1-1 for Emergencies

400 Higgins Crowell Road

West Yarmouth, Massachusetts 02673

7:45 am to 2:45 pm

All School Days

Yarmouth Police Headquarters

One Brad Erickson Way

West Yarmouth, Massachusetts 02673

(508) 775-0445

Frank G. Frederickson, Chief of Police

 

 

 

 

 

Dennis Police Headquarters

90 Bob Crowell Road

South Dennis, Massachusetts 02660

(508) 394-1315

Peter DiMatteo, Chief of Police

 

D-YRHS Police Services

Yarmouth Police

Dennis Police

Mattacheese Middle School

D-Y High School

D-Y School District

 

 

Welcome to the Official Website of the

The Mattacheese Middle School

Police Services Unit

A Joint Unit of the Yarmouth Police

& Dennis Police Departments

 

 

 

History of the Mattacheese School Resource Officer

In 1994 the Dennis Police appointed Patrolman Craig Stevenson as its first school resource officer.Officer Stevenson was scheduled to a post at Nathaniel H. Wixon Middle School on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School on Tuesdays and Thursdays.Yarmouth Police Detective Steven Xiarhos had already been serving at D-Y High School four hours a day (half a day), five days a week since 1987 as the inaugural SRO in the District.The assignment of the Dennis officer with full police authority in Yarmouth allowed for an expansion of the Yarmouth SRO program into Mattacheese Middle School.

 

Detective Xiarhos left the schools at the end of the school year in 1994 and was succeeded by Yarmouth Patrolman Nicholas Pasquarosa who assumed the posts at both schools.The Mattacheese Middle School Police Services Office remained open and active until 1996 when the Dennis-Yarmouth Regional School District was struck by financial woes.Many programs were cut including home economics, all shop classes and instructors.Police services funding was reduced by 40%.This roughly translated into the hours dedicated to Mattacheese.†† The Mattacheese Police Services Office was closed; hours spent at the high school remained at three half-days a week for the next year.

 

In 2003 the Yarmouth Police Department received a grant from the United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing to place fulltime school resource officers at both D-Y High School and Mattacheese Middle School.The grant funded 75% of the cost in the first year, 50% in the second year, 25% in year three, and the town was obligated to fully fund the positions in the fourth year.School Resource Officer Nick Pasquarosa was appointed to the post at D-Y High School, senior Patrol Officer Bill Coughlan was selected to reopen the Mattacheese Middle School Police Services Office.

 

In 2008 the Town of Yarmouth, and by extension the Police Department, fell into financial difficulty.The school resource officer unit was disbanded as one of several cuts made to balance the budget.Just after school started Chief of Police Michael Almonte and Superintendent of Schools Carol Woodbury came to an arrangement and restored the School Resource Officer at D-Y High School.The D-Y Police Services Unit reopened on September 18, 2008; the Mattacheese Middle School Police Service Office did not survive the cuts and remained closed. Officer Bill Coughlan returned to the patrol division and retired from the Yarmouth Police Department in 2010.

 

In the Spring of 2011 Superintendent of Schools Carol Woodbury and Yarmouth Police Chief Frank Frederickson came to an arrangement allowing for the assignment of a school resource officer to Mattacheese Middle School for the fall of 2011.Veteran police officer Sean Brewer is was assigned to that post.

 

June 2013 saw the permanent closing of the Laurence C. MacArthur Elementary school and with it a major reorganization of the entire school district and the regional agreement between Dennis and Yarmouth.The districtís 8th grade was officially moved to D-Y High School in the 2013/2014 school year following a successful two year pilot period.Mattacheese Middle School became home to the districtís 6th and 7th graders and Wixon Middle became Wixon Intermediate school and received all 4th and 5th graders.The remaining elementary schools were tasked with serving Pre-Kindergarten to 3rd grade.Wixon Middle and D-Y High School SRO Pat McCaffrey of the Dennis Police made the move with his Dennis middle schoolers to Mattacheese and became part of that team, splitting his time between there and D-Y High School.

 

 

 

This site is maintained by the

 

Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School

POLICE SERVICES UNIT

 

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A Joint Unit of the Yarmouth Police

& Dennis Police Departments

www.DYPD.us

 

A founding member of the

 

Cape Cod Regional Law Enforcement Council

School Resource Officersí Network

www.CCRLEC.org

 

 

 

This site is maintained by the

Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School

Police Services Unit

A Joint Unit of the Yarmouth Police

& Dennis Police Departments