The Trumbull Police Department is welcoming the addition of four new police recruits to the town’s police force whom were sworn in on Tuesday, April 2, 2019.
The recruits are:
- Sara Ball, age 22 of Shelton, CT
- Helder Dos Santos, age 35 of Bridgeport, CT
- Eimar Pinzon, age 22 of Monroe, CT
- Samantha Teri, age 26 of Northport, NY
These four police recruits will begin their training at the Connecticut Police Academy in Meriden on April 5th where they will participate in classroom instruction, practical skills and physical fitness conditioning.
After graduating from the Police Academy, they are required to complete a minimum of 400 hours of Field Training to complete their certifications. During the Field Training phase the recruits will ride with training officers who will instruct them on department policies, rules and procedures, while exposing them to actual policing by responding to calls for service. After a lengthy testing process, the selection, background investigations, and training process takes more than eighteen (18) months for the recruits to start working on the road.
These new recruits add to the total amount of officers, but the department still falls short of its authorized strength of eighty-one (81) officers, due to the lengthy process involved with hiring new officers, and recent retirement of several officers.
The Trumbull Police Department currently has 76 officers in its ranks and are authorized for 81. The department recently had two of its senior officers retire with more than 30 years of service to the town and will face the possibility of further reduction with several more officers eligible for retirement in the near future.
The Town will soon be announcing a new hiring process that will be available on the Town’s website and at PoliceApp.com.