The New Milford Police Department has a new sergeant.

Detective Katherine Massicotte, 29, was promoted Sept. 6 during a ceremony at the New Milford Community Ambulance facility.

She joined the department in 2006 and spent five years as a patrolwoman.

Sgt. Massicotte had been assigned to the detective bureau in 2011.

"Two of my uncles were officers in Naugatuck and my mom's brother-in-law was a state trooper," said Massicotte.

She received her bachelor of science degree in justice and law administration from Western Connecticut State University and began her career in New Milford.

In April of this year, she became engaged.

"The department in New Milford is great," Massicotte said. "Great administrators and great officers with a lot of talent. I love the environment."

During her time as a patrol officer, Massicotte was a field training officer, Taser instructor and child safety seat technician -- all of which she still remains active with today.

While serving in the detective bureau, she was also assigned to work with the state police on the Crimes Against Children Task Force.

There she investigated numerous incidents involving computer crimes and the exploitation of children.

"I'm still on the task force and will participate in cases," Massicotte said.

Massicotte received two letters of commendation and three unit citation awards while serving in the detective bureau.

Her first day as a shift commander as sergeant was Sept. 8.

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