The New Canaan Police Department held a ceremony at Town Hall on Wednesday to mark the promotions of three of its officers—Lt. Aaron LaTourette, Sgt. Daniel Guilino, and Sgt. George Caponera. Hosted by Chief John DiFederico, the ceremony was attended by the officers’ families, friends and fellow members of the police department. DiFederico said the ceremony was a chance to focus on the positive side of being a member of the NCPD.
Two of New Canaan’s finest have been promoted within the Police Department, officials said Tuesday. Sgt. Aaron LaTourette’s promotion to lieutenant recently was approved by the Police Commission in a special meeting and took effect Aug. 1, while Officer George Caponera’s promotion to sergeant will take effect Sept. 1, according to a press release issued by the New Canaan Police Department.
The Board of Selectmen on Tuesday called for a cost breakdown of the estimated $1.5 million that New Canaan Library officials have said they need now in order to move and secure the original 1913 library within their downtown campus next spring. In a similar presentation to one they’d made to the Board of Finance last month, library officials told the selectmen that fundraising and construction for a new approximately $40 million facility are going very well. It’s on track to open to the public Feb. 1, 2023, according to library Board of Trustees member Ian Hobbs and Executive Director Lisa Oldham. Yet a separate preservation project approved by the Planning & Zoning Commission in December, to relocate the 1,200-square-foot, “legacy” building about 80 feet to the western property line—making space for a planned green—will cost about $2.5 million all-in, Hobbs and Oldham said.
New Canaan Police Department’s Sgt. Louis Gannon was promoted to lieutenant while Thomas Callinan was promoted to sergeant during a ceremony held Thursday at New Canaan High School’s Wagner Room. The announcement was made in December and the promotions took place Jan. 2, but the traditional ceremony was postponed to February 10. Gannon has been with the department for 30 years, serving as patrol sergeant, youth officer, training officer, investigator and, most recently, acting lieutenant.
The New Canaan Police Department on Tuesday honored six officers, four sergeants and one lieutenant in an awards ceremony in New Canaan High School’s Wagner Room. NCPD honored 11 members of the police force at an awards ceremony Tuesday night. Pictured is Capt. Andrew Walsh with Sgt. Brian Mitchell, who received the Meritorious Police Duty Award.Police Chief Leon Krolikowski presented the Lt. Stephen W Wood Officer of the Year Award to Officer Thomas Callinan. Krolikowski cited Callinan’s “self-initiative, service to the New Canaan Community, integrity and selfless service to our Department and Town” in presenting the award.