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Westport's Schneider Promoted To Captain In DEEP's EnCon Police Force

From left, Eric Lundin, who will serve as commanding officer in the Eastern District; Jeff Samorajczayk, who will serve as Administrative Captain in Hartford; and Cynthia Schneider, who  will serve as commanding officer of the Western District.
From left, Eric Lundin, who will serve as commanding officer in the Eastern District; Jeff Samorajczayk, who will serve as Administrative Captain in Hartford; and Cynthia Schneider, who will serve as commanding officer of the Western District. Photo Credit: Provided

WESTPORT, Conn. -- The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's Environmental Conservation Police has promoted three sergeants to the position of captain, including Cynthia Schneider of Westport.

The other two promoted were Eric Lundin of Killingworth and Jeffrey Samorajczyk of Shelton.

“Our Environmental Conservation Police are a unique and special law enforcement unit with responsibility for protecting both the public and our state’s natural resources,” DEEP Deputy Commissioner Susan Whalen said in a press release. “With the naming of these three new captains, our EnCon Police now have a solid command structure staffed by veterans who have tremendous skills and expertise.”

Schneider has been with the EnCon Police for 15 years and has served as the division’s training supervisor and as a sector sergeant in the Marine District. She also is the division’s lead for investigations involving non-native and exotic species and implemented the agency’s Exotic Species Amnesty program. She will now serve as the commanding officer of the Western District.

The Environmental Conservation Police Division is the oldest law enforcement organization in the state. In addition to traditional law enforcement duties on state lands and parks, they have special responsibilities for protecting Connecticut’s natural resources and wildlife, as well as enforcing fish and game regulations.

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