Norwich police hire three officers

Norwich — Norwich Police Chief Louis J. Fusaro Thursday announced the hiring of three new police officers who will be starting classes at the Connecticut Police Academy in Meriden today.

Mario Castro, 23, of Norwich; Elizabeth Harsley, 24, of New Jersey; and Marc Massicotte, 34, of Lebanon, were sworn in as officers on Tuesday.

Castro was born in Ambato, Ecuador, and was raised in Norwich, where he graduated from Norwich Free Academy in 2007. He attended Three Rivers Community College and has worked as a community living specialist for Caring Community of Connecticut.

Harsley was born and raised in Riverdale, N.J., and graduated from Pompton Lakes High School in 2006. Harsley earned a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from the University of Connecticut. She was previously employed as an assistant lake director at Camp Lakota in New Jersey.

Massicotte was born in Hartford and raised in Lebanon, where he graduated from Lyman Memorial High School in 1997. Massicotte earned a bachelor’s degree in studio art from the Eastern Connecticut State University in 2002. He was formerly employed as a production technician at DTI in New London.

After graduation from the academy in September, the officers will begin field training and eventually fill in shifts in the patrol division.

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