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Coventry Police Department Gains New Officer

Officer Andrew Brodeur was sworn in at Monday's Town Council meeting.

Credit: Lauren Costa
Credit: Lauren Costa
At Monday night's Town Council meeting, the Coventry Police Department officially recognized its newest member during a swearing-in ceremony at Town Hall. Family, friends and colleagues of new officer Andrew Brodeur joined Council members to show support and welcome him to the CPD ranks.

Officer Andrew D. Brodeur

Officer Brodeur is a 2006 graduate of Cumberland High School. He completed his undergraduate studies in Criminal Justice and received an Associate's degree from Air University.

From 2008 to 2012, Off. Brodeur served his country as a member of the United States Air Force, earning the rank of Staff Sergeant. He is a veteran of "Operation Enduring Freedom", where he was deployed to Shindand, Afghanistan.

During his service, Off. Brodeur was awarded the following medals:

  • Air Force Commendation Medal
  • Air Force Achievement Medal
  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal
  • Air Force Expeditionary Medal
  • Good Conduct Medal
Officer Brodeur graduated from the Rhode Island Municipal Police Academy on Dec. 17. At graduation he was presented with the Academy's Firearms award for being the "top shot" of his class.

After introducing Off. Brodeur, Police Chief Bryan Volpe presented him with his badge and initiated the ceremonial "Pinning of the Badge". Officer Brodeur was pinned by his fianceé, Marissa Speroni.

Off. Brodeur will now embark on a 12-week field training program to learn the inner workings of the agency which will allow him to "fine tune" his skills in order to provide a high level of service to the Town of Coventry. His addition will bring CPD's staff to a total of 56 sworn police officers.

"Officer Brodeur, congratulations on becoming a member of one of the finest law enforcement agencies in the state," said Chief Volpe. "I wish you a long and healthy career with the Coventry Police Department." 
mad hatter January 15, 2014 at 01:18 PM
Toxic, you took the words out of my mouth. i think the photo that will be mounted on the wall will be the one of him shaking hands with Volpe.
Rosemarie Desnoyers January 16, 2014 at 12:52 AM
Best wishes Officer Brodeur! All our prayers and hopes are for you to have a safe and lengthy career with the CPD. We are so proud of you..the D's of West Greenwich.
Rusty February 12, 2014 at 08:02 AM
what kind of hair cut is that not very professional looking,no wonder why people talk about Coventry as Hick Town,,
mad hatter February 12, 2014 at 08:49 AM
i believe its called the "sunset strip rattail".
Rusty February 13, 2014 at 07:49 AM
good one

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