NEW BERLIN— The Town of New Berlin Police Department is making some positive changes it says will “provide professional police services” to residents and visitors of New Berlin.
Officer in Charge Andrew Wheatley said the department has hired two new police officers –one part-time and one full-time– as part of their mission to make an “operationally sound department that will provide adequate coverage.”
The newly-hired officer Richard Gorton started part-time on Oct. 1. He is also a part-time officer for the Village of Hamilton, the town where he grew up and has worked since 1993.
“I heard they were looking for help and had some spare time. I am still getting my feet wet and learning the area,” said Gorton. “There is a lot more area to cover in New Berlin than in Hamilton, but I like road patrol.”
Gorton also worked as a corrections officer from 1987 to 2011 for the Madison County Sheriff's Office. He has not only worked as an officer. Gorton said, “I have always been in emergency services.” He is a fifth generation firefighter and third generation fire chief. Gorton is the Morrisville Fire Department Chief, where he currently resides.
The officer and fire chief looks forward to getting to know New Berlin and its residents. He said, “I hope to meet people in pleasant circumstance. Feel free to stop by. I am glad to meet anybody."