“Officer Broderick is a graduate of the prestigious Massachusetts Maritime Academy on Cape Cod. We are lucky that his interest in law enforcement has brought him to the Georgetown Police Department. He is a fine example of the type of officer we want to serve our citizens.”
Name: Michael Broderick
Position: Patrol Officer
Hometown: Beverly, Ma
Education and experience: BS from MMA, Assistant Harbormaster, Beverly
Family: Jillian (wife), Isabella (daughter)
In several sentences explain why you decided to get involved with public safety.
I choose to enter the public safety sector after working seasonally for the Beverly Harbormaster. I enjoy working with the public and being proactive in the community.
Who inspired you and how?
There are many people whom I have worked with that have achieved great goals in their careers and I have the same drive to do the same.
What are the greatest challenges in your field?
The greatest challenge would be dealing with the public at their best and worst, keeping the peace and attaining a positive out come with every situation.
What advice can you offer for someone who wants to go into public safety?
Keeping an open mind, learn as much as you can and never stop trying to be the best officer you can be.
What’s something about your line of work that most people don’t know?
The amount of work that goes into being a Police officer, plus the time it takes to document every situation that we encounter. With training courses on going and keeping up with the ever changing laws we enforce.
What is a memorable moment in your career and why?
While working for the Beverly Harbormaster the weather had turned bad, quickly, a couple had seen the weather turning and tried to row their skiff back to the dock, leaving their larger boat on a mooring. The couple did not have enough time to row to the dock and the boat was swamped and the 2 people ended up in the water. My self and my partner were able to get both people to safety keeping them warm and dry for the remainder of the storm. After the storm passed we were able to recover the skiff and return it to the couple. The gratitude from the couple was the highlight of my career.