Two are promoted to captain in the Shelton Police Department

The Shelton Police Department has two new captains, making them second in rank to the police chief.

Capt. Robert Kozlowsky was a lieutenant and has been a police department member since 2000, and Capt. Shawn Sequeira most recently worked as a Connecticut state trooper.

The Shelton Police Department does not have any deputy or assistant chiefs. The police chief is Joel Hurliman, who has served in that position since 2006 and was just re-appointed to another one-year term.

Michael Madden had served as a captain until 2013, when he retired to become police chief in Paris, Maine. Madden had worked for the Shelton Police Department for 27 years.

Background of the two captains

Kozlowsky is a certified police instructor and has taught in Connecticut and other states. Among other duties, he has served as the Shelton Police Department’s public information officer in recent years, handling media inquiries on crime-related topics.

Kozlowsky has a master’s degree in criminal justice management from the University of New Haven.

Sequeira began his career with the state Department of Children and Families and became a state trooper in 2006, working at Troop A (Southbury).

He then was assigned to the Major Crime Squad at Troop I (Bethany), leading investigations of political corruption, police shootings, homicides, bank robberies and arson cases. He assisted in the Newtown school shooting investigation.

Sequeira has a master’s degree in human resource development, is a certified police instructor, and has been an adjunct instructor at Albertus Magnus College.

Honor guard salute

During the March 26 police promotion and recognition ceremony at the Shelton Senior Center, city Emergency Management Director Michael Maglione served as master of ceremonies. Mayor Mark Lauretti and Chief Hurliman also spoke at the event.

There was an honor guard salute and Francesca Scarpa from Center Stage Theatre sang the National Anthem and God Bless America.

Three department members were honored for 30 or more 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.

Click below to read about other police department members recognized at the event: