On Thursday, October 8, Officers William Edwards and Sean Bartley were sworn-in as the Orange Police Department’s newest Sergeants, and Officer Eric Ristaino was recognized as the department’s newest officer as an official ceremony could not be held in early spring due to COVID.
Sgt. Edwards joined the department in 2008 as a patrol officer and served as a field training officer and Intoxilyzer instructor.
He lives in Oxford with his wife and children. He will be initially assigned to the evening patrol division.
Sgt. Bartley joined the department in 2012 as a patrol officer and served as a field training officer.
He lives in Milford with his wife and children. He will be initially assigned to the overnight patrol division.
Officer Ristaino graduated from UCONN in 2018 with a BA in Psychology and is a certified EMT. He started the police academy in November 2019 and had to finish his training virtually.