l-r, Lt. Kevin Marshall, Officer Alex Gove, Officer Stephen Johnson, Officer Jean
Charles, ISO Ashlee Yates,
Corporal Christopher Matton, Sergeant Bianca Louf, Chief David Cook
*Bianca Louf becomes the first female officer promoted to the rank of Sergeant.
The North Shore Community College Police Department recently held a ceremony to promote two Police Officers, and recognize new hires including three Officers and an Institution Security Officer(ISO).
Officer Christopher Matton Sr., was promoted to Corporal. Corporal Matton is currently the most senior officer in the Department, having been with the college for 35 years. He is an alumnus of the college and served his country as a member of the Army for four years. He completed the MPTC Bridge Academy January 4, 2023.
Corporal Bianca Louf, was promoted to Patrol Sergeant, the first female to hold that position. She has been with the college for 10 years and received her bachelor’s from Johnson
and Wales in criminal justice. She is the mother of two daughters, one of whom pinned her during
the ceremony. When not caring for her daughters, Bianca coaches the Salem Pop Warner Cheerleaders
and runs her own esthetician business in Salem.
New Officers Jean Charles, Alex Gove, and Stephen Johnson were recognized along with ISO Ashlee Yates.
Officer Charles spent his formative years in Haiti, where his leadership potential
began to shine. In high school, he served as the president of his high school, a role that
he feels kindled his passion for making a positive difference in his community.
He immigrated to the United States in 2015, joining the U.S military, for six years. He says his experience instilled in him a profound sense of commitment to his new homeland. He worked in criminal justice departments while earning both an associate and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. He speaks Haitian Creole, French, and English, a testament to his rich cultural heritage.
Officer Gove has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in exercise physiology from Merrimack College and Salem State University, respectively. Prior to working at NSCC, he worked in the exercise field, providing rehabilitation care to individuals recovering from acquired brain injuries. He has also had experience working in hazardous waste management. He is glad to be pursuing his dream of being a police officer.
Police Officer Johnson graduated from Tewksbury Memorial High School in 2018 and from the police academy in April of 2023.
ISO Yates attended Salem High School, where she participated in the ROTC. She previously worked at the Peabody Essex Museum protecting valuable artifacts, visitors and employees.
At the ceremony, David Cook, Chief of NSCC’s police department noted, “In cooperation with the community we serve, the NSCC Police Department works to enhance community relations and build trust through transparency, accountability, and strong leadership. We strive to be a premier law enforcement agency by employing a highly educated, diverse, technical workforce that effectively balances our resources to meet the college’s mission.”