Danbury police hire former Marine

Danbury police hire former Marine
Danbury Police car. Thursday afternoon. January 17, 2019, in Danbury, Conn.

The City has hired a new police officer who is a army veteran with previous experience in New Haven.

City council unanimously approved  Thursday nighttime the appointment of officer David Santiago, who spent the last 5 years as a cop in New Haven.

Santiago also served for 4 years in the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve, earning  the rank of lance corporal. He comes from a circle of relatives of New York Police Department law enforcement officials and knew he desired to be an officer even if he joined the military, the New Haven unbiased mentioned.

“You’ll find this to be a rewarding experience,” Mayor Mark Boughton told Santiago after he was appointed. “We have a great chief, great leadership team. It’s a good place to work.”

Boughton pointed out that the city’s crime rate is down 18 percent for the first eight months of the year, which he attributed to the police department’s work.

“You’re really joining a terrific organization,” he said to Santiago. “We wish you the best and all the success as you make your way through the career ladder in the city of Danbury.”

Santiago is scheduled to start working in the city this month.

The city is set to launch a recruitment campaign during a press conference at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the department’s headquarters. Interested officers are encouraged to attend or visit the city’s website for more information.