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Norwich Announces New Hires in the Police Department and the Department of Public Works
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Good afternoon Norwich and Upper Valley readers and residents.
I would like to take this opportunity to share with you a recently acquired press release from the Town of Norwich.
Norwich Announces New Hires in Police Department and Department of Public Works
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Interim Town Manager Rod Francis recently announced the hire of four employees for the Town of Norwich in the Police Department and the Department of Public Works.
Simon Keeling has been promoted to chief of the Police Department effective January 10. Keeling has been acting chief since April 2021. Prior to that, he had been sergeant since June 2019, and came to Norwich from the Hartford Police Department, where he was patrol officer. Originally hailing from the United Kingdom, Keeling has a bachelor's degree from University College London, an MSc in collision investigation from Teesside University, and an MBA with criminal justice from Southern New Hampshire University.
Chris Kaufman has been hired as director of the Department of Public Works. Kaufman has 30 years of experience in construction management and engineering, and comes to the department from Aldrich and Elliot PC in Essex Junction, VT, where he was construction manager. He has a bachelor’s degree in geological engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology and a master’s degree in environmental engineering from Kansas State University. He will begin his role on January 18.
Two additional hires have been made in the Department of Public Works. Heather Elder has been named DPW equipment operator. She previously worked at the Norwich Transfer Station and operated her own landscaping business. Jon McKinnon has been named DPW operator. He was previously on the Strafford Highway Department for more than 20 years.
The Town is pleased to welcome these additions to key roles in our police and DPW departments.
Press Release Date: January 16
You will see them around town soon enough so please take a moment to welcome them and say hello.
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