The Newtown Police Commission has named a successor for Police Chief Michael Kehoe, who is retiring in January. Former Newtown Police Commission member, current Middlebury Police Chief James Viadero has been appointed to the position. Viadero lives in Sandy Hook. The 56-year old served on the police commission until he announced last year that he would be taking the Chief position in Middlebury. He had worked for the Bridgeport Police Department for nearly 3 decades at that time. Kehoe, who is 60 years old, has been a member of the Newtown Police Department for more than 35 years. 10 applicants were vying for the post.