The Woodstock Police Department hired a new full-time officer.
Kevin Wilson, formerly of the Berlin and Hartford police, was picked from a pool of candidates by Woodstock Police Chief Robbie Blish.
Wilson’s qualifications stood out, Blish said. Blish planned on introducing Wilson at the Trustees meeting Aug. 7 at 6 p.m. — Wilson’s first day.
“He’s very proactive as far as traffic and DUIs and he lives in the area — it’s a home run,” Blish said.
He spent five years with the Hartford Police Department performing patrol and investigatory duties. In addition to his full-time law enforcement certification, Wilson has training in the following: death investigation, interview and interrogation, to include forensic interviewing of children, drug interdiction, clandestine laboratory investigations, and is a field training officer.
Wilson also serves as a member of the Vermont Army National Guard, as a specialist and is a native of the Upper Valley area — originally from Canaan, N.H.