2016 Officer of the Year: Officer Joseph Beaudoin

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Leena Beaudoin (right) and Windsor Officer of the Year, Officer Joseph Beaudoin
On May 11, 2016, The Exchange Club of Windsor was exceptionally proud to honor Officer Joseph Beaudoin - selected by the Windsor Police, oat our annual Officer of the Year Salute at the Union Street Tavern, attended by Mayor Don Trinks, Chief Don Melanson as well as the members of the Exchange Club and other law enforcement.

Officer Beaudoin is a 2006 graduate of Westfield State University, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and worked as a Resident Assistant. Officer Beaudoin’s law enforcement experience began when he attended the week long Massachusetts Student Trooper Academy as a teenager. Officer Beaudoin was raised in a small town and has retained the principles of small town community policing.

Officer Beaudoin takes pride in his job and treats both members of the public and fellow police officers with respect. Even before obtaining the formal assignment as a Field Training Officer, Officer Beaudoin supported, encouraged, motivated, and guided newer, less experienced officers. He maintains a great sense of humor and approaches law enforcement with a healthy balance of sincerity and comic relief. He constantly displays his loyalty and dedication to the Windsor Police Department and the community of Windsor. Officer Beaudoin excels at conflict resolution, is non-judgmental, and has an outstanding work ethic.

Officer Beaudoin is consistently a high performer in the areas of self-initiated police activity in all areas of law enforcement and is relied upon for his contributions during DUI sobriety check points and “Click it or Ticket” seat belt awareness/enforcement campaigns.

Officer Beaudoin was a resident of Windsor for several years. Officer Beaudoin is a newly-wed; his wife, Leena was raised in Windsor. He has been active in Block-Watch meetings, speaking with residents, and encouraging citizens to contact him personally to address any issues. Additionally, he has voluntarily and enthusiastically taken on additional duties within the police department. He is proactive when patrolling his district, makes numerous criminal arrests, and is passionate about domestic violence investigations. Officer Beaudoin is an intricate member of the Peer Support team and is an instructor in Domestic Violence Lethality Assessments, Radar/Lidar, Our CAD/RMS System, and Intoxilyzer.

Officer Beaudoin is relied upon to embrace long term, detailed criminal investigations. Officer Beaudoin volunteers to conduct follow up investigations, contact victims, and clears cases with a positive resolution. He has also been recognized by Mothers Against Drunk Drivers for his proactive efforts and arrests to further MADD’s mission to end drunk driving and prevent underage drinking.

In his more than 10 years of service to the Town of Windsor, Officer Beaudoin has maintained a positive reputation and is highly thought of by his peers. He has displayed patience and compassion equally when dealing with victims as well as suspects. Officer Beaudoin’s professionalism is often emulated by other officers.

Officer Beaudoin is a public employee who has devoted his time and talents to making our community a better place in which to work and live. Officer Beaudoin demonstrates only the highest ethical standards of integrity, professionalism, and honesty. Peers and supervisors trust his judgment and decision making. Officer Beaudoin’s dedicated service and actions go above and beyond the call of duty, is appreciated and recognized, and is an tremendous asset to the Windsor community.