A Groton City Police Captain and former State Police trooper will be sworn in Friday as the city’s new chief of police, the mayor said today.
Thomas Davoren will be sworn in at 1 p.m. Friday in the Groton Municipal Building. The City Council approved the appointment Monday.
“The Council and I are very pleased that Tom has accepted the appointment and proud to have someone of his caliber and experience leading our police force,” City Mayor Marian Galbraith said in a prepared statement.
Davoren was appointed interim police administrator in Groton City in September 2011 and became captain in March. He spent more than 26 years with the state police, including posts as state police colonel and deputy commissioner of the department of public safety.
He’s received awards including two meritorious service medals, and outstanding police service medal and three unit citations. He has also attended the FBI National Executive Institute.
Davoren will supervise a department of 30 officers.
He succeeds Bruno Giulini, who retired last month, after 10 years.