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Deerfield P.D. gets its first official sergeants

Ruddock, Krusiewski promoted

DEERFIELD — For the first time, the Deerfield Police Department has sergeants.

Police Chief John Paciorek Jr. recommended Deerfield Officers Harry Ruddock and Michael Krusiewski become the town’s first sergeants.

“Over the past few months I have been observing all full-time personnel,” Paciorek told the selectmen at a recent meeting. “I have looked for many natural traits displayed by full-time officers: honesty, competence, inspiring, intelligent, optimistic, and goal oriented. I have found that both Harry and Michael have each and every one of these traits.”

It is the first time the Deerfield Police Department has had sergeants. In the past, the department had squad leaders under former Chief David Bell.

Paciorek recommended the promotions to assist with management of the department.

“As two sergeants are put in place, it creates a smaller span of control,” Paciorek said.

Before the two new positions, the Police Department was made up of one chief, eight full-time officers and 15 part-time officers.

The job description of the sergeants includes case management, investigations, evidence management, court compliances, records management, firearms licensing, training supervisor and scheduling.

In addition, one of the two sergeants would be in charge of the department when the chief is off-duty.

Sgt. Michael Krusiewski

Krusiewski joined the department as a police officer in 1996. He is a graduate of Greenfield High School and the Criminal Justice Training Counsel Academy. His specialized training includes sexual assault investigations, narcotics investigations and collection and preservation of physical evidence. He is also a field training officer and firearms licensing official.

Sgt. Harry Ruddock

Ruddock joined the department in 1986. He is a graduate of Frontier Regional School, Greenfield Community College and the Criminal Justice Training Counsel Academy as well. He is also a field training officer and firearms licensing official. Ruddock’s specialties include collection and preservation of physical evidence and interview and interrogation.

The two sergeants will see an increase in salary to $25.84/hour, which will amount to a $53,000 annual base salary.

You can reach Kathleen McKiernan at:
kmckiernan@recorder.com
or 413-772-0261 ext. 268.

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