Brian Gairns, a veteran of the Amherst Police Department, has been promoted to the rank of staff sergeant.
“I am very proud and excited to have Brian as part of our management team,” Police Chief Dwayne Pike said. “He has the respect of the membership and staff and has a complete understanding of the future of policing and the challenges we face.
“Staff Sgt. Gairns has more than 30 years of experience with the Amherst Police Department and has worked closely with us through many of the changes we’ve experienced as a department over the past year. His experience, training and accomplishments will add to our ability to serve and provide an excellent police service to our community.
Several youth had a fun-filled day on July 30, 2019, attending a day camp offered by the Amherst Police Department that gave an insight into the lives of the town's police officers. To view a photo essay on the event, click on the picture and then scroll through the essay.
Just under $98,000 in Community Support and ‘A’ Fresh Start Initiative grants were handed out by the Town of Amherst on Wednesday, July 10, to 30 organizations that help make Amherst a great place to live, work and play.
“It is organizations like the ones here tonight that help to make the Town of Amherst a strong, caring community,” said Mayor David Kogon, who along with other members of council, handed out the grants.
“Amherst couldn’t function without these very active community organizations. Their work, whether with children or adults, is priceless to this community. Their incredible contribution is one of the main reasons this town can encourage others to see why we love it.”