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Two Westport Police Officers Move Up The Ranks

Westport Police Sgt. Jillian Cabana and Lt. Eric Woods were promoted to their ranks Friday afternoon.
Westport Police Sgt. Jillian Cabana and Lt. Eric Woods were promoted to their ranks Friday afternoon. Photo Credit: Vanessa Inzitari
Westport Police Lt. Eric Woods is sworn into his new rank by First Selectman Gordon Joseloff.
Westport Police Lt. Eric Woods is sworn into his new rank by First Selectman Gordon Joseloff. Photo Credit: Contributed
Westport First Selectman Gordon Joseloff swears-in Westport Police Sgt. Jillian Cabana Friday.
Westport First Selectman Gordon Joseloff swears-in Westport Police Sgt. Jillian Cabana Friday. Photo Credit: Contributed
Westport Police Sgt. Jillian Cabana and Lt. Eric Woods are congratulated on their promotions  Friday by a colleague.
Westport Police Sgt. Jillian Cabana and Lt. Eric Woods are congratulated on their promotions Friday by a colleague. Photo Credit: Vanessa Inzitari

WESTPORT, Conn. – Westport police officers Eric Woods and Jillian Cabana have new titles to get used to. During a promotions ceremony Friday afternoon, Woods moved up the chain of command from sergeant to lieutenant and Cabana from detective to sergeant.

Woods joined the force in August 2001 and was promoted to sergeant in September 2009. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from the University of South Carolina, and is patrol rifle and Taser qualified.

After graduating from college in 1999, Woods worked as a police officer with the Wilmington Police Department in North Carolina until February 2001.

Woods is a member of the Westport Police Department Honor Guard and joint Police-Fire Dive Team. He is also a past president of the Westport Police Union, Local 2080. He lives in Milford with his wife, Sarah, and children, Conner and Ryan.

Cabana joined the Westport Police Department in May 2006 and was promoted to detective in August 2009. A 2006 graduate of the University of New Haven, she has a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice/investigative services.

Cabana is also a graduate of the Fairfield County Detectives School, where she took advanced crime scene processing, advanced interview and interrogation, and electronic surveillance courses.

During her time on the force, Cabana has earned three awards: the Westport Police Department Honorable Service Award, the Meritorious Police Award and the Unit Citation Award.

Cabana, who is currently the treasurer of the police union, is a former Police Benevolent Association secretary. She and husband Tad, who live in Fairfield, are expecting their first child in March.

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