On January 4, 2021, the Town of East Hartford and the East Hartford Police Department welcomed Jamaican-born Officer Richard Henry, 41, as one of three new police officers at a ceremony held outside the East Hartford Public Safety Complex.
Officer Henry most recently worked for the New York City Police Department as a Traffic Agent and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of West Indies in Public Sector Management. He was a Police Officer in Jamaica before migrating to the United States.
“I would like to wish our newest recruits all the best as they begin rigorous training at the police academy this week,” said Mayor Marcia A. Leclerc. “I am proud to say that upon their successful graduation, these officers will be joining one of the finest police departments in the state. I am confident they will uphold the East Hartford Police Department’s high ethical standards and will serve our community with pride and integrity.”
“Qualified recruits are hard to find,” Deputy Chief Hawkins said. “For these candidates to select East Hartford says a lot about our agency and our community,” he explained. “We look forward to having them join our Patrol Division following graduation, and anticipate these new East Hartford officers enjoying long careers here.”
The new Officers began Academy training on Friday, January 8, 2020 via distance learning. A formal ceremony will be planned for a later date.
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