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Two New Officers Join West Hartford Police Department

Mayor Shari Cantor, assisted by Lt. Eric Rocheleau, administers the oath of office to Off. Joseph Manzi (left) and Off. Meaghan Conforto. Courtesy photo

Two new hires were recently sworn in as members of the West Hartford Police Department.

From left: Police Chief Vernon Riddick, Off. Joseph Manzi, Off. Meaghan Conforto, Mayor Shari Cantor, Town Manager Matt Hart, Assistant Chief Lawrence Terra. Courtesy photo

By Ronni Newton

The West Hartford Police Department announced the recent hiring of two new officers, Joseph Manzi and Meaghan Conforto.

Manzi, originally from Manchester, is a 2015 graduate of Bolton High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in criminology from Central Connecticut State University.

Until joining the West Hartford Police Department, he was employed by LAZ Parking as an attendant at UConn’s John Dempsey Hospital.

Conforto, also originally from Manchester, grew up in Tolland and graduated from East Catholic High School in 2017.

She enrolled at the University of New Haven, majoring in criminal justice, and until joining the West Hartford Police Department was employed by Gengras Volvo in East Hartford.

The new officers are currently attending the police academy, and will undergo field training in West Hartford once that program has been completed.

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