Woodstock Hires New Police Officer

Press Release from Woodstock Police Department:

The Woodstock Police Department is pleased to announce that Officer Kevin Wilson has been hired to fill the position of Full Time Police Officer with the Woodstock Police Department.

Mr. Wilson comes to WPD with over five years of full time law enforcement experience and is a full time certified officer in VT.

He previously worked for the Hartford, VT Police Department for nearly five years performing patrol and investigatory duties and currently works for the Berlin, VT Police Department.

In addition to his full time law enforcement certification, Kevin has also received specialized training in the following:  death investigation, interview and interrogation, to include forensic interviewing of children, drug interdiction, clandestine laboratory investigations, and is a Field Training Officer.

Officer Wilson also serves his community and country as a member of the Vermont Army National Guard, holding the rank of Specialist as an infantryman and is a native of the Upper Valley area.

It is anticipated that Officer Wilson will commence work with the Woodstock Police Department on or about August 7, 2013.

5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Careen on August 6, 2013 at 20:34

    No disrespect to Mr Wilson but I knew the question to ask when heard there was a new police officer hired was “oh, what’s HIS name “? Really Woodstock ? How many female residents are there here ? And how many female police officers are there ??


  2. Posted by Bob Pear on August 6, 2013 at 20:57

    I am sure Officer Kevin is well qualified, and I welcome him to our force- not an easy task to find good folks to look out for our well-being. I would also welcome a female officer as an integral part of our force, even part-time.


  3. Posted by Molly on August 7, 2013 at 11:08

    I agree with Careen…..we need a female officer on the WPD…with no disrespect
    to Officer Kevin,.,..but, folks, an all-male police force is so yesterday.


  4. Posted by Ailene on August 8, 2013 at 18:07

    Ask yourselves this question…… Has a female officer applied for the position? if so was she as qualified as others who maybe male? would it be nice to have a female officer in the department, yes but its not our choice. That seems to be what most of the people of this town do is complain, weather its noise or who’s right or wrong.

    Note: In the future we need your first and last name per WEB policy but are posting your comment now in the interest of public discussion. -WEB


  5. Posted by Bob Pear on August 10, 2013 at 11:09

    I don’t complain, I just speak my mind. And it’s not about right and wrong, it’s about rights, as in equality and the right to peaceful enjoyment.


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