Mayor Richard Kos has announced the swearing-in of new Police Lieutenant Richard Henry and Police Sergeant Edward Hitchcock that took place in a ceremony at City Hall today that included family and fellow officers.
“I am pleased that we will continue to maintain the level and quality of leadership in public safety in the City of Chicopee as both appointees placed at the top of their respective Civil Service lists,” said Mayor Kos.
“I thank the Mayor and City Council for their continued support. I also would like to thank the families for their support through this time consuming and difficult process,” said Police Chief William Jebb. “Both are valuable assets to the department, ranking at the top of their lists, and I wish them well with their continued success.”
Richard Henry has been with the Chicopee Police Department since 1996. He earned his Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Anna Maria College in 2000. Henry is also a member of the Chicopee Police Department Special Response Team and will move to the detective bureau from the narcotics unit.
Edward Hitchcock has been with the Chicopee Police Department since 2003, previously serving in the Springfield Police Department. He earned his Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Springfield College in 2000. Hitchcock also serves as a staff instructor for the Western Massachusetts Regional Police Academy.