East Lyme police promote one, swear in two new officers
East Lyme ― East Lyme Police Chief Michael Finklestein on Monday swore in two new police officers and promoted one officer at a ceremony at the East Lyme Public Safety Complex.
Officer Matthew Willett, an eight-year veteran of the department, was promoted to the rank of sergeant. Willett serves as a firearm instructor, a special reaction team member and boat captain. In addition to his police work, Willett serves in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves as a boatswain’s mate chief petty officer.
Police swore in Mark Wildman, a four-year veteran of the Wethersfield Police Department who is trained in critical incident response. Wildman attended and played football at Western Connecticut State University. Wildman is a certified police officer who is expected to start his field training work at the department on Monday.
Police also swore in Nadia Banever, who has lived and worked in the East Lyme community and school system and will attend the Eastern Connecticut Police Academy in Norwich beginning on Nov. 27. Banever has a master’s degree in counseling education from St. Bonaventure University.
The police department also welcomed LeeAnn Santos to the East Lyme Police Department as an administrative assistant.
Comment threads are monitored for 48 hours after publication and then closed.