Oak Bluffs hires new police officer Seth Harlow

Left to right: Oak Bluffs Police Lieutenant Tim Williamson, police officer Seth Harlow and Sergeant Steven Conley at the swearing in ceremony for Mr. Harlow. — Photo courtesy of Oak Bluffs Police

Seth Harlow is the newest full-time police officer patrolling the streets in Oak Bluffs. Officer Harlow took his oath in a ceremony before friends and colleagues on March 27.

One day earlier, the board of selectmen officially appointed Officer Harlow on the recommendation of Police Chief Erik Blake.

“I’ve seen you around town and was impressed with your professionalism,” board chairman Kathy Burton said.

A Vermont native, Mr. Harlow, 30, graduated from the University of Vermont in 2004. He graduated from the Massachusetts State Police Municipal Academy earlier this year where he earned the highest award for physical fitness.

Officer Harlow previously worked as a special police officer in Edgartown and Oak Bluffs. He fills a vacancy created when Officer Derek Back left the Island for a position on the Plymouth police department.