New Bedford Police Department Welcomes Eight New Officers
NEW BEDFORD — On Monday, November 25, 2019, the New Bedford Police Department held its 10th promotional ceremony, along with a swearing-in and Life-Saving Award ceremony at Keith Middle School in New Bedford.
New Bedford Police promoted Sergeant Norman Duchesneau to the rank of Lieutenant, Detective Matthew Rodrigues to the rank of Sergeant, and Officer Donald Williams to the rank of Sergeant.
Honored during the ceremony were Sergeant Kurtis Gonsalves, Officer Patrick Reedy, Officer Jonathan Plourde, and Officer Marc Conley, who were recipients of the Life-Saving Award. They received awards for actions they took to help prevent the loss of human life.
Eight new officers were also sworn in by City Clerk Dennis Farias and introduced as the newest members of the New Bedford Police Department. They were: Officer Imari Soares, Officer Ross Rodriguez, Officer Hiram Sanchez, Officer Marciano Silva, Officer Jeffrey Fournier, Officer Amber Massa, Officer Daniel Thom, and Officer Nathaniel Almeida.