Police department names new Civil Rights Officer

Sep 29, 2021

The Dartmouth Police Department announced Wednesday the appointment of Detective Sean McGuire as its newest Civil Rights Officer.

Police said McGuire recently completed a course of training on civil rights and has “readily acclimated himself to this new assignment.”

After a surge of hate crimes in 2017, Gov. Charlie Baker revived the state's Task Force on Hate Crimes. It drafted four short-term recommendations, including designating a civil rights officer like McGuire at every police department in the state.

In his new role, McGuire will be the liaison between the department and the community on all aspects of civil rights including the awareness, detection, prosecution, and proper reporting of hate crimes and all constitutional deprivations.

McGuire will also lead training sessions for department members in this area.

“He will be carrying on our agency’s sincere commitment to fair and impartial policing where procedural justice is guaranteed for all,” a statement from the police department read.

If you have any questions or concerns in the areas of civil and constitution rights, McGuire can be contacted at sean.mcguire@dartmouthpd.org  or by calling (508) 910-1733