Chief Kevin Halloran Introduces New Officers
Branford police have hired ten new officers over the past year Chief Kevin Halloran announced. Five of the officers are now policing our community while the remainder are recruit officers attending the Connecticut Police Officer Standards Training (POST) Academy.
As part of the ten newly hired officers, three of the officers have come from other police agencies reported the Chief. “Officers Chris Manner and Lawrence Rooney have come to us highly trained after retiring from North Branford and Woodbridge respectively, while Officer Matthew Clerkin, a two year veteran, has transferred from Bristol.” said the Chief.
Officers Corrine Dionne and Melissa Carney have recently graduated POST Academy and are policing with department Field Training Officers, while Recruit Officers Joseph Harrington, Robert Hart, Joseph Carangelo, Nicholas Torino and James Cox remain at POST.
The new officers were all part of the department’s most recent recruitment initiative that began over a year ago. Chief Halloran said, " Our agency is committed to the selection and hiring of high quality candidates to police our community. These new officers were vetted by a very comprehensive hiring process administered by our staff and represent the highest quality of police candidates."
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