BIG PAYDAY: Details extra work for Beverly police

BEVERLY — If you were driving through the city last July 11, you likely encountered two separate road crews from Middlesex Corp. within a half mile, both reconstructing Rantoul Street. The crews were accompanied by police officers working private details.

You may have passed detail officers directing traffic on Hart Street, where Department of Public Works crews were working. At the Brimbal Avenue intersection with Dunham Road, you likely drove past another detail officer directing traffic after a show has just gotten out at the North Shore Music Theatre.

That night, if you attended a late movie in Danvers, on your way home you encountered resurfacing work on Route 128, where still more police officers were working private details.

In all, the Beverly Police Department received 24 calls for detail work that day, requiring 38 officers total, according to the department spokesman Officer Mike Bocuzzi. Four officers were called in from outside the

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