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Ashby Police Department Promotes Reserve Officer Alexandra Hecker to Full-Time Status

Ashby Police Officer Alexandra Hecker. (Courtesy Ashby Police Department)

ASHBY — Chief Derek Pepple is pleased to report that the Ashby Police Department has promoted Officer Alexandra Hecker to a full-time position, making her the Ashby Police Department’s first full-time female police officer. 

Officer Hecker has served as a Reserve Officer since Feb. 17, 2022. She is an Oakmont Regional High School graduate who also holds an associates degree in criminal justice from Mount Wachusett Community College. 

Officer Hecker completed the 20th CMCPA Boylston Reserve Police Academy in 2020, and in January of this year she completed the requirements of the Massachusetts Police Training Committee’s bridge police academy. She was certified by the POST Commission on Feb. 14, and promoted to full-time police officer on Feb. 28. 

Officer Hecker, in addition to fulfilling patrol duties, will also serve as an EMT, Evidence Officer, Sexual Assault Investigator and Background Investigator for the department.

With the promotion of Officer Hecker to a full-time position, the Ashby Police Department now has seven full-time officers. 

“I want to congratulate Officer Hecker on earning a full-time position with our department through her commitment to the rigors of training and certification as a police officer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts,” said Chief Pepple. “She has shown professionalism, compassion and dedication while serving as a reserve officer, and I am sure that Officer Hecker will excel in this new full-time role. She stepped up as a reserve officer last year when the department was at critical staffing levels to ensure shifts were covered, and she is a real asset to this department and to our community.”