From the Harwich Police Department:
On Friday afternoon a formal swearing in ceremony was held. The following members were sworn into their new positions which are result of the retirement of Deputy Police Chief Tom Gagnon.
Patrol Officer Amy Walinski was promoted to the rank of Patrol Sergeant. Sergeant Walinski has held the positions of Field Training Officer, Officer-In-Charge, Elder Affairs Officer, and Bike Patrol Officer. Sergeant Walinski is a 12 year veteran of the department and has Masters degree from Curry College.
Patrol Sergeant Adam Hutton was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Lieutenant Hutton is the commander of the Special Operations Division which consists of the Bike Patrol, and Motorcycle and ATV units. Lieutenant Hutton is also the departments representative on the Cranberry Festival. Lieutenant Hutton is a 25 year veteran of the department and had a Masters degree from Anna Maria College.
Lieutenant Kevin Considine was promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief. Deputy Chief Considine was serving as the Administrative Lieutenant. He is the coordinator of the Citizen Police Academy, the Special Olympics representative for Cape Cod, and is actively engaged within community. Deputy Chief Considine is a 23 year veteran of the department and has a Masters degree from UMASS.
Congratulations to everyone as they move into their new positions. With everyone's help we will continue to push the department forward.
Editor's Note: Deputy Police Chief Tom Gagnon retired April 5th after an outstanding, thirty-three year career in law enforcement