Some promotions and appointments have been made to the Danbury Police Department. A swearing in ceremony was held Wednesday, which was also National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.
Sergeant Ethan Mabel was promoted to Lieutenant. Mabel joined the Department in 1995, became a member of the Crisis Negotiating Team in 2007 and served on the United Way Community Wellness Council for two years. He was also the Department's Special Olympics Town Captain for a decade.
Officer John Dickinson was promoted to Sergeant. He began his career in Danbury in 2006, is part of the Honor Guard and the Recruitment Team, is a Field Training Officer and a part time Evidence Technician.
The Danbury City Council also approved the appointments of two new officers to the Department. Tyler Hancock was a Corrections Officer at Danbury FCI for the past year and previously worked as a re-entry case manager, helping inmates when they are released back into the community. Adam Cantor is an auto technician who speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Both are currently at the Police Academy. Mayor Mark Boughton says the City is still looking for four or five more officers, though they are looking at recruiting a few current police officers in other municipalities.