Dennis Anderson, a decorated officer, is the newest Lieutenant at the Orange Police Department.
Anderson was officially promoted during a ceremony Friday morning, by Police Commission Chairman Donald Lewis, while surrounded by family, friends and co-workers. In his new role, Anderson will command the midnight shift.
A 19-year veteran of the department, he started in the patrol division in 1994. Nine years later, in 2003, he was promoted to Sergeant. At that time he was assigned to the Investigative Services Unit, and was again in 2009 and 2013.
The recipient of the department’s Exceptional Service Award, he holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Justice and Law Administration from Western Connecticut State University.