Glastonbury Exchange Club Selects Narcotics Task Force Member as "Officer of the Year"

The Glastonbury Exchange Club is honoring Officer David Goncalves at an awards banquet on Feb. 7.

The Glastonbury Exchange Club will honor Officer David Goncalves as their 28th “Police Officer of the Year” at a special banquet on Feb. 7.

Goncalves was selected as the club’s officer of the year for his service to the community in reducing “the drug availability and use level in Glastonbury, for which the department and the community are grateful,” according to an award release.

Goncalves joined the department in 2005. After spending four years as a patrol officer, he joined the East Central Narcotics Task Force. During his years with the task force, he has become an expert in drug laws, and has helped the force generate substantial funds through forfeited drug assets. The assets are used to help fund equipment and provide officer training.

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The Glastonbury Police Department said that Goncalves made more than 150 drug-related arrests in town last year, over twice that of any other officer in the department.

The club will host a dinner to honor Goncalves at 7 p.m. at the Gallery banquet center, 141 New London Turnpike. Tickets to the event are open to the public, and are $25 each. They can be ordered by calling program coordinators Larry Haberman, (860)881-8241, or Marilyn Monaco, (860)841-2396.

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