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Jennifer Morrison Sworn In As Chief of Colchester Police Department

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Jennifer Morrison was sworn in as the third chief of the Colchester Police Department in a 12:00 p.m. ceremony on July 29.

Colchester Police Department's Lieutenant Doug Allen swears in Chief Jennifer Morrison at the July 29 ceremony
Colchester Police Department’s Lieutenant Doug Allen swears in Chief Jennifer Morrison at the July 29 ceremony

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The honor guard at the swearing-in ceremony
The honor guard at the swearing-in ceremony

Colchester Selectboard representative Tom Mulcahy and Colchester Town Manager Dawn Francis offered remarks at the ceremony.

“Our incoming chief was chosen because of her strong community ties, her integrity, and her personal investment in the health of Colchester,” Mulcahy said. “I know she is eager to implement her vision for protecting our community in a collaborative effort among police and citizens alike, and we ask everyone to continue to support our police department in its efforts to safeguard all who live and work here.”

Colchester Selectboard member Tom Mulcahy at the swearing-in ceremony
Colchester Selectboard member Tom Mulcahy at the swearing-in ceremony

“In both her professional and personal life, Chief Morrison has exhibited tireless dedication to her community,” Francis said. “She brings to her position a wealth of energy and ideas with which—along with her officers and staff—she will advance the already excellent reputation of the department and its service to the community.”

Colchester Town Manager Dawn Francis at the swearing-in ceremony
Colchester Town Manager Dawn Francis at the swearing-in ceremony

Morrison, who succeeds Chief Charles A. Kirker, was a twenty-three-year veteran of the Burlington Police Department, most recently serving as deputy chief.

Retired Chief Kirker and Town Manager Francis pin stars on Chief Morrison's uniform
Retired Chief Kirker and Town Manager Francis pin stars on Chief Morrison’s uniform
"This is the proudest day of my career. I am honored to wear your uniform and to serve alongside you," Chief Morrison said in her remarks at her swearing-in ceremony.
“This is the proudest day of my career. I am honored to wear your uniform and to serve alongside you,” Chief Morrison said in her remarks at her swearing-in ceremony.

Welcome and congratulations, Chief Morrison!

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