Lt. Robert Stimpson has retired from the Madison Police Department after more than 30 years of service, Madison Police Chief Jack Drumm said Monday.
The police department also has hired three police officers to fill spots left vacant after a spate of retirements earlier this year, Drumm said. Madison Police Officer William DeGoursey, Officer Jeff Mazzetta and Officer Michael Brown, who are already on the job, will be officially sworn in Thursday during a ceremony at police department headquarters.
Mazzetta and Brown formerly were with the state police, an organization that has provided Madison with several police officers.
Mazzetta was a state trooper for more than 20 years and before that was a law enforcement specialist with the U.S. Air Force, according to his LinkedIn profile.
Brown was among several state troopers from Troop F in Westbrook, CT to receive a Unit Citation Award last year. Unit awards are bestowed "to members of a department, a command or group who combine their resources to achieve success in an investigation or event. The citation recognizes exceptional collective efforts."
Drumm said he was pleased to be able to hire police officers with experience who are already trained, which saves the town money when it comes to training expenses.
"It's great to be able to get a seasoned officer who knows what he's doing," he said.
DeGoursey, Mazzetta and Brown will be sworn in Thursday during a ceremony at the Madison Police Department.