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  • Two New Officers Bring Police Department To Full Complement

    With the hiring of two new police patrol officers, the police department is now up to its full complement of 45 sworn members.

    Town Clerk Debbie Aurelia Halstead gave the oath of office to both officers in ceremonies held on October 2 at Newtown Municipal Center.

  • Kehoe To Keynote ‘Active Shooter’ Symposium

    BRONX, N.Y. — Monroe College, a national leader in urban and international education, announced that its School of Criminal Justice will host a symposium titled, “Keeping Safe and Alert: Responding to Active Shooter Incidents,” which will be held at the college’s Bronx campus on October 16.

    Leading the discussion will be several distinguished public figures who have the experience and expertise to provide valuable knowledge and insights on the issue at hand, including Newtown Police Chief Michael Kehoe.

  • Kehoe Honored By Police Commissioners Association

    ORANGE — Newtown Police Chief Michael Kehoe received a Distinguished Chief Award on May 28 from the Police Commissioners Association of Connecticut.

    Chief Kehoe received the award at an association banquet held at the Grassy Hill Country Club in Orange.

    Also receiving distinguished chief awards that night were Ansonia Police Chief Kevin Hale and Norwalk Police Chief Thomas Kulhawik.

  • Police Continue Probe Into Ongoing Copper Thefts

    Town police last week reported yet another theft of copper pipe from a residential property, marking about 15 such copper thefts locally since the beginning of the year.

    Police said that they learned at about 5:40 pm on May 17 that someone at some time had burglarized a vacant house for sale on Jeremiah Road in Sandy Hook. The burglar then stole many sections of copper piping from baseboard heating equipment inside the house.

    Police had no estimate of the value of the stolen copper.

  • Newtown Police Taser Policy Long Preceded New State Mandate

    In the final hours of the 2014 state legislative session, lawmakers overwhelmingly supported a proposal that mandates all Connecticut police agencies adopt a policy on the use of Tasers. These handheld devices resemble firearms, and shoot barbed darts that contact combative suspects allowing police officers to subdue them using jolts of electricity instead of other, more potentially dangerous means.

  • Improving Weather Brings Heightened Traffic Enforcement

    Now that the long, cold winter of 2014 is coming to an end and spring weather is emerging, motorists are driving more.

    That increase in traffic means that town police are stepping up their motor vehicle enforcement to address the added traffic volume on local roads.

    For example, on March 18, town police stopped about 55 motorists in various locations around town to check for possible motor vehicle violations.

  • 2013 Crime Stats Show Drop In Burglaries, Larcenies

    The number of burglaries and larcenies that were reported to town police in 2013 dropped significantly compared to 2012, based on a set of crime/motor vehicle enforcement statistics Police Chief Michael Kehoe presented to the Police Commission this week.

  • Police Planning To Expand Law Enforcement Staff

    In anticipation of hiring additional police officers, the Newtown Police Department is gearing up its police hiring process, Police Chief Michael Kehoe said this week.

    Chief Kehoe said that the police department would be aided by the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association (CPCA) in the police officer hiring process.