Last night, the Guilford Police Department Board of Police Commissioners held the formal ceremony for the promotion of Sgt. John Dunn to the rank of Lieutenant. The official promotion took place October 24th at a special meeting. According to the press release, Lt. Dunn assumed command of the Field Services Division of the Guilford Police Department as of October 25th.
"Lt. Dunn is a 22 year veteran of the Guilford Police Department having served as a Patrol Officer, Detective, Patrol Sergeant and Detective Sergeant," stated the press release. Lt. Dunn's family and friends attended the ceremony to celebrate with town officials.
Last night, Commissioner Martha Carlson offered her congratulations to Lt. Dunn at the ceremony. "On behalf of the board of commissioners, we want to congratulate Lt. Dunn on his promotion," she said. "He has earned this position after a fair and transparent application process."
Chief Terribile talked about his experience with Lt. Dunn on the police force. "It is an honor to take part in this promotion today," said the Chief. "My job is to look for future leaders to fill this role, and Lt. Dunn meets that criteria. Training is one of the main jobs in this role, and he has really excelled in that arena."
First Selectman Joe Mazza also attended the ceremony. "On behalf of the Selectman's office, I want to congratulate you on this promotion," said Mazza before shaking Lt. Dunn's hand. "I remember when it was Lt. Dunn's first week on the job, maybe second, and we had that hurricane. He really stepped up and exhibited leadership and strength. I think those early actions are a testament of the kind of service he's given Guilford throughout the years."