New West Springfield Police Department chief sworn-in

Hampden County

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Paul Connor was sworn-in as the new West Springfield Police Chief.

Chief Connor is taking over police chief duties from interim chief Robert Duffy. Connor grew up in West Springfield and followed in his father’s footsteps and became a police officer.

He’s been with the department since 1996, working his way up through the ranks serving as a patrolman, detective, sergeant, and now chief.

“It’s going to be working with the community,” said Chief Connor. “To make the community proud of their police department but also make the officers proud to be west Springfield police officers.”

The swearing-in ceremony took place at West Springfield Town Hall at 5:30 p.m. West Springfield town councilors and school committee members were also sworn-in Thursday night.

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