CHELMSFORD — Chief James M. Spinney is pleased to report that the Chelmsford Police Department promoted three experienced officers in a ceremony held earlier this week.
Deputy Chief Colin Spence was promoted from Lieutenant, Lt. Jeff Bernier was promoted from Sergeant, and Sgt. Nicholas Ziminsky was promoted from Patrol Officer in a ceremony at the police station.
Deputy Chief Spence began his career with Chelmsford Police in 1992, when he was hired as a full-time dispatcher. He became a Patrol Officer in 1994, and was promoted to sergeant four years later. Spence served as a Lieutenant from 2004 until earlier this week, when he was appointed to replace former Deputy Chief Dan Ahern. Deputy Chief Spence will oversee all Department operations and investigations, and will take charge of several administrative duties and responsibilities.
Lt. Bernier became a Patrol Officer in 1995, and earned a promotion to Sergeant in 2006. Lt. Bernier will serve a Shift Commander in his new position, overseeing all operations on the 12 a.m. to 8 a.m. shift.
Sgt. Ziminsky became a Patrol Officer in 2006, and serves as an instructor overseeing the Department’s defensive tactics training. Sgt. Ziminisky will serve as a patrol supervisor in his new position, overseeing patrol officers on the road.
“I congratulate all three of these extremely qualified men who have been dedicated to the Chelmsford Police Department and the community throughout their careers,” said Chief Spinney. “I look forward to working with Sgt. Ziminsky, Lt. Bernier, and Deputy Chief Spence in their new leadership roles.”