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Mayor Richard Kos today has announced the swearing in of one new Police Officer and three Special Police Officers.
Chicopee native Joseph Conroy was hired as a Police Officer. He had been a Police Officer for the Wellfleet Police Department since 2012, because of his prior experience and training he is able to begin serving February 12, 2016.
The three Special Police officers, Robert Archambault, Joseph Kozlowski, and Christian Sykes will undergo the new Special Police training program designed by Chief Jebb under the supervision of Training Department Supervisor Lt. John Pronovost.
Under the new program, Special officers will have a more active role in the Police Department and the community. In the past, Special Police were primarily used for work at polling locations and work on extra details. Now, Special Police candidates will have to pass a physical requirement test, as well as Reserve Police Officer training.
They will be used at our Police substations, as well as training with full time Police officers. They will also be required to volunteer in the community every month. The program is designed so that Special Police officers work towards becoming full time police officers. They will receive more updated training in law enforcement and more “on the job” training than in the past. They will also work with our full time officers to better serve the community.