Waterford police promote 2, hire 2

Waterford — Police have announced the promotion of two department veterans and the hiring of two new certified officers.

Officer First Class Richard Morgan, with 19 years at the department, was promoted to the rank of detective. With previous work with the statewide narcotics task force, Morgan has been assigned to the Connecticut Intelligence Center since 2006.

Last month, Detective Edward DeLaura was promoted to the rank of detective sergeant. He has worked for the department for the past 22 years and the last 14 years as a detective.

Officers Troy Gelinas and Alexander Tran were welcomed to the department at a badge-pinning ceremony held on Thursday. Tran transferred to the Waterford Police Department from the Mashantucket Tribal Police Department, where he served for two years.

Gelinas is a 20-year veteran of the Connecticut State Police who retired as a sergeant. He had worked for the past year as an officer with the Mohegan Tribal Police Department.

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