Rockland promotes police officers

Aug 02, 2017
Courtesy of: Rockland Police Department Promoted Aug. 1 in the Rockland Police Department were, from left Detective Alex Gaylor, Sgt. Scott Solorzano, Detective Sgt. Joel Neal and Sgt. Andrew Redden.

Rockland — The Rockland Police Department promoted several officers Aug. 1 to fill vacancies within the patrol and criminal investigation division created by retirements a month ago.

Detective Joel Neal has been assigned to the rank of detective sergeant and will oversee operations within the criminal investigation division. Neal has been with the police department for 19 years and has spent the last two years as a detective in the CI division.

Neal also spent a combined 30 years in the Army and Army Reserve.

Officer Andrew Redden has been assigned to the rank of sergeant in the patrol division and will oversee patrol operations of an evening shift. Redden has been with the police department for nine years and has served exclusively in the patrol division. Redden is a field training officer and has been responsible for training new officers.

Officer Scott Solorzano has been assigned to the rank of sergeant in the patrol division and will also oversee patrol operations of an evening shift. Solorzano has been with the police department for nine years and has served exclusively in the patrol division. Solorzano is a field training officer and has been responsible for training new officers.

Officer Alex Gaylor has been assigned to the rank of detective in the CI division. Gaylor’s primary responsibility will be the investigation of serious crimes that have been committed in Rockland. Gaylor has been with the police department for three years and prior to that was a certified police officer in Vermont, where he had worked for three years for the town of Brandon.

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