The New Canaan Police Department is poised to add another officer to its staff.
Christopher Dewey is on pace to become the department's 44th officer, and is scheduled to be sworn in this morning at 10 a.m. at Lapham Community Center. According to a press release sent out by the department, New Canaan Police will remain one officer short of being full staffed following Dewey's ascension later this summer.
The police department had the following to say about Dewey in a press release:
Christopher is 31-years-old and resides in New Fairfield with his wife, son and daughter. Christopher received a Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Education from Norwich University and a Master’s Degree in Education from Springfield College. Prior to being hired by the New Canaan Police Department, Officer Dewey was employed as a Battalion Rear Detachment Commander for the New York Army National Guard. Officer Dewey holds the rank of Captain with the Army National Guard.
Officer Dewey will begin his training at the Connecticut Municipal Police Academy on January 4, 2013. He is expected to graduate from the academy on June 19, 2013. Upon successfully graduating from the police academy, Officer Dewey will have to complete a twelve week Field Training Program before being allowed to patrol on his own.
Officer Dewey was selected from a group of 186 candidates who took the written examination as well as a physical agility test on August 25, 2012. The hiring process also included a peer interview panel, a polygraph examination, a police commission interview, a psychological evaluation, a medical examination and a thorough background investigation.
The police department has high expectations for Officer Dewey and looks forward to him becoming a member of the New Canaan Police Department.