NORWICH — The City of Norwich Police Department recently appointed a new officer, and promoted two existing officers to the rank of Sergeant. An appointment and promotion ceremony was held during the joint committees meeting on Monday, November 1.
Officer Samuel Stratton was sworn in as an officer with the City of Norwich Police Department, repeating after NPD Chief Rodney Marsh, "I will support the constitution of the United States and the constitutional laws of the State of New York and the City of Norwich. That I will bear true faith and allegiance to the city and defend them against enemies foreign and domestic, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge the duties of a police officer to the best of my ability, so help me God."
During the ceremony, officers Steven Rounds and Matthew Roberts were both promoted to the rank of Sergeant.
"Reposing special trust and confidence in the abilities of Steven M. Rounds and Matthew J. Roberts, I do promote these officers to the rank of Sergeant of Police in the Norwich Police Department," said Chief Marsh. "These appointees will therefore carefully and diligently discharge the duties of the rank of which appointed, by doing and performing all manner of things thereto pertaining."
The appointees were surrounded by friends, family, and other officers of the NPD during the ceremony, as well as Assemblyman Joseph Angelino.