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New Canaan PD hires three patrol officers

Published 2:02 pm, Friday, June 27, 2014
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The New Canaan Police Department recently hired three certified officers.

Bridgeport resident David W. Rivera, 26, has been a patrol officer with the Bridgeport Police Department since April 2011.

Rivera, who is fluent in Spanish, graduated from East Hartford High School in 2005 and the University of Connecticut in 2011. He has a bachelor's degree in sociology with an emphasis on criminal justice. He also attended the Capital Community College in Hartford where he studied public speaking. In 2008 Rivera joined the U.S. Air Force National Guard and is currently assigned to the 103 ALW, based in East Granby, Conn. He presently holds the rank of E-4.

He will begin his field training program on July 2.

Stamford resident Shane M. Gibson, 30, has worked for the Southern Connecticut State University Police since April 2013. He was previously employed by the Gunnison, Colo., Police Department from 2008 to 2012. He served as a patrol officer with both departments. Gibson attended the Rio Rancho High School in Loma, Colo. He continued his education at the University of New Mexico and Western State College of Colorado, where he earned a bachelor's degree in sociology and criminal justice.

He will begin his field training program on July 22.

Norwalk resident Anthony D. Signore, 45, is a sergeant with the Redding Police Department. He also served as one of two school resource officers for the past several years. He joined the Redding Police Department in May 2001. Signore graduated from Norwalk High School and attended Norwalk Community College.

Signore has obtained instructor certifications in many areas including NTOA Active Shooter and firearms instruction.

He will begin his field training program on July 22.