Local police department’s ranks swell with two officers added

September 2, 2013 by  

Middletown acquired two more guardians of the peace as of last Friday. Officers Patrick Kiely and Steven Froberg were ceremoniously welcomed to the Middletown Police Department at city hall in council chambers. Both men are experienced peace officers with a background of military service.

Officer Kiely came here after serving at the Connecticut Valley Hospital, where he worked as a police officer from 2010 under the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Additionally, he had been working part-time at the Woodbury Police Department. Prior to becoming a police officer, Kiely was in the Army National Guard 2003-2011 and did one combat tour in Afghanistan.

Officer Froberg began his police career in 2005 and has worked previously with the Simsbury Police Department and the New Britain Police Department. He is also active in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve.

The two officers are not the only member of the Middletown Police Department to recently require new digital business cards, because Froberg and Kiely were hired on the heels of two officers being promoted last March.

Sgt. Richard Davis was promoted to the rank of lieutenant. A department member since 2000, he was previously the city’s street crime unit supervisor and a K-9 handler.

Detective Daniel Smith, a Middletown Police officer since 2006, also moved from being a member of the investigative services division and was raised to the rank of sergeant.

Middletown has 105 sworn officers, in addition to 25 civilians serving 47,000 residents over a 42-square-mile area.