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Brad Connor Gets Sworn in as WPD Chief Jan. 19

[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] Maj. Brad Connor, recently promoted, was honored for achieving the rank in April 2017. At right, former WPD Chief Col. Stephen McCartney stands with former Mayor Scott Avedisian to formalize the promotion. Connor has been named the next WPD Chief by incoming Mayor Frank Picozzi.
[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] Maj. Brad Connor, recently promoted, was honored for achieving the rank in April 2017. At right, former WPD Chief Col. Stephen McCartney stands with former Mayor Scott Avedisian to formalize the promotion. Connor has been named the next WPD Chief by incoming Mayor Frank Picozzi.
[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] Maj. Brad Connor, recently promoted, was honored for achieving the rank in April 2017. At right, former WPD Chief Col. Stephen McCartney stands with former Mayor Scott Avedisian to formalize the promotion. Connor has been named the next WPD Chief by incoming Mayor Frank Picozzi.

WARWICK, RI  — On Tuesday former Deputy Chief Brad Connor will be sworn in as Police Chief at Warwick Veteran’s Middle School Auditorium on West Shore Road.

The event, invitation only, will begin at 6 p.m., according to Mayor Frank Picozzi’s office. Another 22 officers are being promoted during the event.

Connor served 22 years in the Warwick Police Department and attained the rank of Deputy Chief before retiring in 2019.  Connor takes over as WPD Chief following the retirement of Chief Rick Rathbun.

In keeping with safety protocols to protect against COVID-19, the ceremony will not be open to the public and in-person attendance will be limited.  The WPD Chief swearing-in ceremony will be streamed live on the city’s YouTube channel.  

 “We look forward to the leadership skills of Brad Connor and I look forward to him overseeing the safety of the city of Warwick, “said Picozzi.

Rob Borkowski
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Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of WarwickPost.com. Contact him at editor@warwickpost.com with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.

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