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Police Chief Michael Kehoe

  • Longtime Lieutenant Leaves Police Department

    Police Chief Michael Kehoe said May 16 that Lieutenant George Sinko, 49, who served as a town police officer for nearly 25 years, had submitted his letter of retirement from the police department, effectively resigning from the organization on May 14.

    Chief Kehoe declined to disclose the contents of the departure letter, which Mr Sinko submitted, saying that the matter would be reviewed by the five-member Police Commission when it next meets on June 3.

  • East Windsor Teen’s Death Prompts Local Warning About Laced Heroin

    The overdose death of a 14-year-old East Windsor High School student that police strongly suspect was caused by fentanyl-laced heroin has prompted Newtown Prevention Council (NPC) leaders to reiterate a warning that has been issued by law enforcement and public health officials since the potentially deadly mixture started claiming an increasing number of lives last year.

  • Police Probe Threat Of Violence Against Hawley School Occupants

    Newtown Police Detective Joe Joudy stands next to a Newtown Police cruiser parked outside Hawley School on Monday afternoon. A male caller made an unspecifed threat against the school and its occupants, which put all of Newtown’s schools into a temporary modified lockdown. 

  • Police Applications Opened To General Public; June 1 Written Test Planned

    Although voters have yet to approve a budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year, the police department is proceeding with plans to hire additional officers in light of public requests for added police staffing to beef up security at local schools.

    That public push for more police officers comes in the wake of the 12/14 mass murder incident at Sandy Hook Elementary School.