Updated: Monday, 15 Oct 2012, 2:54 PM EDT
Published : Monday, 15 Oct 2012, 2:54 PM EDT
EAST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- An East Haven Police Officer was promoted to the rank of detective, becoming the first female detective in the history of the East Haven Police Dept and a new officer will also join the department.
The Honorable Board of Police Commissioners voted to promote Officer Danielle Germe to the rank of detective, effective Oct 28, at a special meeting on Oct 11.
"Officer Germe has been a dedicated police officer for nine years and has had an excellent career with this department," Sergeant David Emerman, said, in a press release.
The Commission also appointed a new police officer, Carlos Roman, who began work on Monday.
Officer Roman recently retired from New Haven Police Dept, where he served for over twenty years.
Officer Roman is also fluent in Spanish and will be great assistance with the growing Spanish speaking population in East Haven.
"I would like to congratulate Detective Germe on her unprecedented achievement as the first female Detective of the East Haven Police Department. It is certainly a testimony to her hard work and performance. In addition, Carlos Roman will be a great addition to our department as we continue to move into the future," Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr. said.
The oath of office will be administered to both officers on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at East Haven Police Headquarters, 471 North High Street. All are welcome to attend.