On Monday, November 25th, 2019, New Bedford Police held their 10th Promotional Ceremony, along with a Swearing-in and Life-Saving Award Ceremony at Keith Middle School in New Bedford.
The 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 Officer were also sworn-in by City Clerk Dennis Farias and introduced as the newest members of the New Bedford Police Department. The following officers were officially introduced; 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.