Henry Francis Maiolini; Impartiality Pledged by New Police Chief
Class of 1940
Impartiality Pledged by New Police Chief
Henry Francis Maiolini, a member of Bourne Police Department for 11 years, was appointed Chief of the department on Tuesday and took the oath of office Wednesday morning.
It is too soon to talk about changes in policy, the new chief said; " All I can say is that the law will be enforced impartially.
Whether a man has five dollars or a million in his pocket will make no difference to me."
One innovation he did promise was the establishment in the fall of twice monthly training sessions for all members of the force. After a year, the training sessions will be once a month.
Chief Maiolini was born and brought up in Sagamore. His father John Maiolini, who was employed for years by Atlas Tark Company in Fairhaven, died in 1940. His mother lives in Sagamore in a house next door to her son's.
The new police chief was graduated from Bourne High School in 1940 and was on the football and basketball teams.
He served in the Marines from 1942 to 1945 in the South. Pacific as a Corporal.
He owned and operated a gasoline station in Sagamore from 1945 to 1951 when he became a member of the Police Department.
He has attended three Barnstable County Police schools for general instruction and one county course in investigation and was graduated from a course at the State Police Academy in 1958. In April 1958 he was made a Sergeant. In June 1 of that year he attended Northeastern University where he took a course in investigation. Chief Maiolini received the highest mark. 98.50 in the recent Civil Service qualifying examination for Police Chief.
Chief Maiolini is married to the former Miss Florence Forlivesi of Sagamore. They have a daughter Leanne, 13, who will enter the eighth grade in Bourne Junior High School in September. Their home is off Wayne Road in Sagamore.
He has been a member of the Boy Scouts since he was 12, served as Scoutmaster of Troop 48 of Sagamore, and has been District Commissioner. He is presently a member of the Troop Committee.
He is president of the Sagamore Civic Boosters Association, whose present project is the building of the Sagamore Scout Hall on Adams Street.
He is vice president of the Bourne Police Relief Association.
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