Shelton police chief honored for almost four decades of service

Police Chief Joel Hurliman, right, receives a certificate honoring his 37 years of service with the Shelton Police Department from Mayor Mark Lauretti.

Hurliman was promoted through the ranks, being first appointed as chief in 2006.

He graduated from the FBI National Academy, was recently named Police Officer of the Year by the Knights of St. Patrick, and has earned numerous police awards and decorations through the years.

Hurliman served 23 years in the Connecticut National Guard. He has earned two master’s degrees.

Promotion ceremony

Hurliman was honored during the Shelton Police Department’s promotion and recognition ceremony, held March 26 at the Shelton Senior Center.

Michael Maglione, city emergency management director, served as master of ceremonies. Lauretti and Hurliman also spoke during the event, and Francesca Scarpa from Center Stage Theatre sang the National Anthem and God Bless America.

During the event, two other department members were honored for their 30 years of service, commendations were awarded for extraordinary actions, and eight members were promoted.

Look for more details and photos from the ceremony on this website in the coming days and in this week’s print edition of the Shelton Herald.