Sunday, March 18, 2012

Meet Ara Baronian, Community Outreach Officer.

Courtesy Milton Police Department

City of Milton Community Outreach Officer Ara Baronian’s motivations are simple and clear: “I got into police work to help kids,” said the three-year Milton policeman and father of two.

“My passion is getting involved with as many kids’ programs as possible, because at this age you can impact them with just one phrase,” he said. “On patrol, you’re limited in the amount of time you can spend on a call because there are always other requests coming in. But now I can create programs catered toward them.”
And in his new position he’ll be doing just that. Baronian, a Canadian-born former pharmaceuticals representative, will now head The City of Milton Police Department’s Community Outreach programs, including interaction with schools, appearances at special events and maintaining the popular Milton Police and Citizens Together (MPACT) Neighborhood Watch program. He has already transitioned into the new role after three years of patrolling Milton from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. and said his experience is serving him well.

“That’s a big advantage when meeting with resident groups and homeowners associations during MPACT meetings,” said Baronian. “Their biggest concern is what’s going on at night around their home. And when everyone else was sleeping, I’ve been out knowing what was going on.”
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