The ranks of the New Canaan Police Department will grow by three in July — thanks to a lateral transfer program.
The program allows the department to hire certified officers who want to transfer from other departments within the state to New Canaan.
Police Chief Leon Krolikowski made the announcement of the hirings on Friday.
The new officers are Shane M. Gibson, David W. Rivera and Anthony D. Signore.
Shane M. Gibson
The 30-year-old, Stamford resident, has been employed by the Southern Connecticut State University Police since April 2013. Gibson previously worked at the Gunnison, CO Police Department from 2008 to 2012. He held the position of patrol officer with both departments. He is a graduate of the University of New Mexico and Western State College of Colorado, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice. He will begin his field training program on July 22.
David W. Rivera
Rivera, 26, is a patrol officer with the Bridgeport Police Department where he has worked since April 2011. Fluent in Spanish. Rivera graduated from East Hartford High School in 2005 and graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with an emphasis on Criminal Justice from the University of Connecticut. He also attended the Capital Community College in Hartford, where he studied public speaking. In 2008, Rivera joined the U.S. Air Force National Guard and is assigned to the 103 ALW, based in East Granby. He presently holds the rank of E-4. He will begin his field training program on July 2.
Anthony D. Signore
He currently is a sergeant with the Redding Police Department where has worked since 2001. The 45-year-old, married father of three children, has been one of two School Resource Officers for several years. Signore graduated from Norwalk High School and continued his education by attending Norwalk Community College. As an officer with the Redding, Signore obtained instructor certifications in many areas including NTOA Active Shooter and firearms instruction. He will begin his field training program on July 22.