The Town of Somers has hired its first ever female police officer.
Officer Shannon Belcher was sworn in on Monday. She has an extensive 25-year career with the Connecticut State Police where she served in Tolland, Danielson and Meriden. She also spent several years working with the State Police Major Crimes and became a polygraph examiner.
“It was an amazing career, amazing. I learned quite a bit, made a lot of amazing friends, met a lot of people. It’s been very challenging, yet rewarding,” Belcher said.
Over the last 70 years the town of Somers has had resident state troopers police the area. About three years ago, it started transitioning from those state troopers to its own police force. Officer Belcher is the first female to ever police the town over those last 70 years. – READ MORE