Norwich PD Recruits New Staff And Creates Coronavirus-based Policies

By: Zachary Meseck

Norwich PD recruits new staff and creates coronavirus-based policies (Photo by Catherine Sasso)

NORWICH – The Norwich Police Department has six new recruits on the way, and has created new policies to help slow the spread of the coronavirus amongst emergency responders and the public.

At Tuesday night’s City of Norwich Common Council meeting, two new officers, Nick Mooney and Cameron Prime, were approved to join the Norwich Police Department.

In January, Corey Bennett, Corey Wengent, Scoit Laughlin, Tyler Dexheimer were added as new recruits, and currently they are in an academy in Syracuse.

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Norwich Police Department Assistant Chief Scott Burlison said the recruits are a needed addition to the police department, and at this point their academies are continuing forward as scheduled.

According to Norwich Police Department Chief Rodney Marsh, in accordance with the current protocols and recommendations in place by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), State and County Health Departments, the Norwich Police Department has made several adjustments to limit the possible exposure and spread of the COVID-19 virus within the Norwich community.

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