STAMFORD, Conn. — The Stamford Police Department promoted four members to higher ranks on Wednesday.
Thomas Barcello and Thomas Scanlon were promoted from sergeant to lieutenant, and Rhett Connelly and Stephen Murphy were promoted from officer to sergeant. Barcello has 22 years of experience, Scanlon 17 years, Murphy 15 years, and Connelly eight years.
“This is the future of the Police Department,” Chief Jonathan Fontneau said adding that these promotions are part of the legacy he will leave behind, not that he expects to leave anytime soon.
He added that he knows each will lend with their own unique styles, and reminded them to treat others like they want to be treated.
Ted Jankowski, director of Public Safety, Health, and Wellness, was happy to be on hand filling in for Mayor Michael Pavia, who missed his first promotion swearing in during his term as mayor. He said that it is a sign of the strength of the department when you can promote from within.
“With this honor comes a greater responsibility to the community,” Jankowski said.