On Tuesday, Oct. 1, the Orange Police Department welcomed a new officer to its ranks.
Probationary Officer Ryan Tantamonico, 25, was raised in Trumbull and graduated from Trumbull High School.
He graduated from the University of New Haven in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree in arson investigation and a minor in criminal justice.
He lived in Orange for one year while attending UNH.
Tantamonico served as a Volunteer Firefighter with the Long Hill Fire Dept in Trumbull and is Trained and Certified in Firefighter I & II; NIMS – National Incident Management System; NRP – National Response Plan; and ICS – Incident Command System.
He received numerous awards as a Firefighter in Trumbull
He was recently certified as an EMT – Emergency Medical Technician.
Officer Tantamonico will ride with a field training officer before going on patrol alone in the town of Orange.