South Windsor Police Department confers promotions and awards

By South Windsor Police Department
South Windsor - posted Thu., Nov. 14, 2013
Contributed
(Front row, l-r) Officer Hoover, Officer Roy, Agent Halibozek, Agent Prescher, Sgt. Dobler, Officer Futtner, (back row, l-r) Agent Weiss, Agent Thompson, Sgt. Field, Lt. Watrous, Chief Reed, Dep. Chief Edwards, Lt. Custer, Sgt. Duchesne, Sgt. Diaz. Courtesy photos. - Contributed Photo

On Nov. 6, the South Windsor Police Department hosted a promotion and awards ceremony for the four officers recently promoted. The department also recognized several officers for their conduct.

Promotions
Deputy Chief Timothy M. Edwards was hired in 1988 and has served the South Windsor Police Department in many roles throughout the years. Most recently he has held the rank of lieutenant and served as commander of the department’s Support Services Division. Edwards holds a bachelor’s degree from Central Connecticut State University and an associate’s degree from Manchester Community College. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and a graduate of Connecticut’s Criminal Justice Command Institute Supervisory Leadership Program.

Lt. Scott P. Custer is a 24-year veteran of the South Windsor Police Department, and will serve as commander of the Support Services Division. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Charter Oak State College, and an associate’s degree from Manchester Community College. He is a graduate of the Connecticut’s Criminal Justice Command Institute Supervisory Leadership Program and is currently a master’s degree candidate at the University of New Haven.

Sgt. Christopher R. Duchesne is a 17-year veteran of the South Windsor Police Department and is currently a supervisor on the evening shift. He has served as a criminal investigator, field training officer, Honor Guard member and traffic officer.  Duchesne has served as the Traffic Unit supervisor and is a traffic accident reconstructionist. He has served on the regional traffic unit, Metro Traffic Services, and also serves as a motor officer, operating one of the department’s motorcycles during special events. Duchesne holds a bachelor’s degree from Charter Oak State College.

Agent Mark D. Halibozek is a six-year veteran of the South Windsor Police Department and is currently assigned to the Traffic Unit, where he also serves on the regional traffic unit, Metro Traffic Services. He is a field training officer, traffic accident reconstructionist and serves on the regional Emergency Services Team as a tactical operator. Halibozek holds a bachelor’s degree from Assumption College and is a master’s degree candidate at Central Connecticut State University.

Awards
Lifesaving Awards were given to: Officer Tina Roy, in recognition of her lifesaving efforts on Sept. 28 while off-duty at a youth soccer game; Sgt. Christopher Duchesne, Agent Michael Prescher, Officer Scott Madore and dispatcher Krista Jeski, in recognition of their lifesaving efforts on May 24, relating to a welfare check on an 18-year-old woman.

The Distinguished Unit Medal, in recognition for work relating to a Sept. 20 armed robbery and subsequent investigation, was given to: Sgt. Michael Dobler, Sgt. Elsie Diaz-Duchesne, Agent Michael Thompson, Agent Michael Prescher, Officer Scott Madore, Officer Daniel Cain, Officer Stephen Hoover, Officer Kyle LaPorte, Officer Joseph Futtner, dispatcher Krista Jeski and dispatcher Gary Rossignol.


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