Middletown Police - Chief William D. Kewer
March 2018, Chief Kewer attained the rank of lieutenant colonel with the Connecticut State Police before retiring after nearly 30 years of service. He was the commanding officer of the department’s Office of Administrative Services.
During his last year of undergraduate studies at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Kewer took the test to join the Connecticut State Police. He rose through the ranks from trooper to administrative positions. Throughout his State Police career, Kewer was awarded two Meritorious Service Medals, one Lifesaving Medal, two Outstanding Service Medals and three Unit Citations, according to information from the department.
Chief Kewer assumes the police chief post from Anthony Pesare, who retired at the end of 2018 after about 14 years leading the department.