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Westport Police Swear In Two Officers, Promote One

From left, Westport Police Chief Foti Koskinas, Officer Robert Cole, Sgt. David Librandi, Officer Joseph Velky and First Selectman Jim Marpe.
From left, Westport Police Chief Foti Koskinas, Officer Robert Cole, Sgt. David Librandi, Officer Joseph Velky and First Selectman Jim Marpe. Photo Credit: Contributed photo

WESTPORT, Conn. – The Westport Police Department welcomed two new officers to the organization and promoted another to the rank of sergeant on Thursday in a ceremony in the Westport Police Department classroom, with First Selectman Jim Marpe administering the oath of office.

Desk officer David Librandi was promoted to the rank of sergeant. Librandi is a 12-year veteran of the police force, having joined the department in February 2004. He served as a field training officer for several years, was appointed corporal in June 2014, acting desk officer in March 2015 and full desk officer in April 2016. Librandi has received several awards during his career, including the department’s Medal of Valor in 2008. He lives in Stamford with his wife, Michele, and two children.

Officer Robert Cole comes to the Westport Police Department following a 21-year career with the Orange Police Department, where he recently retired at the rank lieutenant. Cole received a bachelor’s degree in history from Niagara University and lives in Milford with his wife, Dawn, and five children.

Officer Joseph Velky joins the Westport Police Department after a 28-year career with the Trumbull Police Department. Velky served in several assignments in Trumbull, including recruitment and selection and communications. He is also a certified police diver. Velky spent time as the Trumbull PBA president. He lives in Monroe with his wife, Karen, and daughters, Jennifer and Megan.

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