AVON — Chief Jeffrey Bukunt is pleased to announce that Christopher Bartolotta has been appointed as Deputy Chief of the Avon Police Department.
The appointment and pinning ceremony was conducted by the Avon Board of Selectmen before the Board’s regular meeting on Nov. 17. The ceremony took place at Town Hall.
Deputy Chief Bartolotta was pinned at the ceremony by his son, Owen. He was selected following a nation-wide recruitment process that was conducted by Municipal Resources, Inc. The vacancy in the position was a result of the former Deputy Chief, Denis Linehan, being hired last May to serve as the Chief of Police for the Town of Weston.
Deputy Chief Bartolotta recently retired as a Captain with the Connecticut State Police, following 32 years of service. He started as a road trooper and throughout his career gained experience in all areas of enforcement function and technique, including investigations, as a member of the Major Case Squad, both as a detective and supervisor. He is also experienced on the tactical side involving high-risk incidents, as an operator, supervisor and trainer for the Emergency Services Unit.
Deputy Chief Bartolotta was an Academy Instructor, certified nationally in dozens of areas of subject matter, is an accident reconstructionist, certified Drug Recognition Expert and instructor, certified Fire Investigator, court qualified as an expert witness, experienced in accreditation and all matters of policy writing and implementing promotional processes. He has instructed in interview and interrogation, motor vehicle theft, fraudulent documents and stress and crisis management.
He received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Dowling College in Oakdale, New York; and a Master of Public Safety from the University of Virginia.