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4 New Officers Join the Orange Police Department

4 New Officers Join the Orange Police Department

Father Peter Orfanakos (St. Barbara’s Church), Chief Robert Gagne, Officer Denny Peterson, Officer Ryan Miniaci, Officer Christina Nicolia, Officer Amable Colon, Assistant Chief Anthony Cuozzo

Following graduation on May 18th, the Orange Police Department is excited to welcome these new officers to its ranks:

Denny Peterson

Born in Seoul, South Korea (speaks limited Korean)

Graduated from North Branford High School

Attended Housatonic Community College

Graduated from Lincoln College of New England w/Associate’s degree in Mortuary Science

Former Funeral Director for West Haven Funeral Home

Received the Arnold Markle Award at graduation ceremony from Milford Police Academy: Prior to his death Arnold Markle was the New Haven State’s Attorney. He died suddenly at age 51 at the height of a brilliant career prosecuting the worst of the worst. He was a true mentor and friend of Law Enforcement. The Arnold Markle Award is presented to the Recruit Officer graduating from the Milford Police Academy who best portrays the education and loyalty to the law enforcement profession that Mr. Markle personified: Honesty, professionalism, intelligence and a strong belief in the rule of the law and the Constitution.

Ryan Miniaci

Born in New Haven

Attended high school at Fairfield Prep, Canterbury School (New Milford), and graduated from Manchester High School West in New Hampshire. Ryan changed schools to further his ice hockey skills.

Graduated from Sacred Heart University where he played ice hockey, and earned both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Criminal Justice.

Former Assistant Hockey Coach at East Haven High School

Christina Nicolia

Born in Bridgeport

Graduated from Central Magnet High School (Bridgeport)

Earned certification in Crisis Prevention from the Kennedy Center in Trumbull

Graduated from Sacred Heart University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology

Earned accreditation in Triple P (Positive Parenting Program), a therapeutic approach to teaching parenting strategies.

Former Case Manager at Child & Family Guidance Center in Bridgeport

Amable Colon

Born in the Dominican Republic (speaks fluent Spanish)

Graduated high school from Centro Educativo Catolico Ana Delia Jorge (Dominican Republic)

Earned Computer Technician Certificate from Insercom Technical School (Dominican Republic)

Attended Bergen Community College in Paramus, NJ where he studied Computer Science

Currently working towards an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice from Penn Foster College

Former manager at Terryville Chevrolet

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