A flag ceremony and breakfast have been held in honor of retiring Bethel Police Chief Jeff Finch. He was recognized outside the police station yesterday and dismissed the force one final time before retirement. Bethel Police say for 23 years his administration held strength, experience, knowledge, reformation, and respect. Prior to coming to Bethel, Finch served 26 years with the Norwalk Police Department. Captain Stephen Pugner will be the next Chief of the Bethel Police Department. Under Finch, Bethel became one of the first departments in the state to become certified through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.