Norwalk female lieutenant will be deputy police chief

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Police Lt. Sue Zecca is being promoted to deputy chief.

The Norwalk Police Commission voted Monday to promote Zecca, Police Chief Thomas Kulhawik said in an email. Sgt. David O’Connor will be promoted to fill Zecca’s vacancy. Officer Joseph Dinho will be promoted to Sergeant to fill Sgt O’Connor’s vacancy.

Zecca will be Norwalk’s second deputy chief, serving along Deputy Chief David Wrinn. Her role will be administrative; he will take over operations.

“Lt. Zecca’s experience is perfectly suited for the role we were looking to fill at this time,” Kulhawik said in an email.

There were many candidates, he said.

“We have an excellent group of lieutenant’s and I am sure it was a difficult decision for the commission,” he said. “However, given the role that we are looking to fill, the commission and I felt that Lt Zecca is the right person for the position.”

Zecca’s swearing in ceremony will be at 9 a.m. Friday at police headquarters.


4 responses to “Norwalk female lieutenant will be deputy police chief”

  1. LWitherspoon

    Has the Norwalk PD ever had a female deputy chief before?

  2. Joanne Romano

    Excellent news and well deserved! Congrats to Sue so happy to hear this! Congrats to Sgt. Connolly and Officer Dinho as well! and yes, one that comes to mind is Deputy Chief Rosemary Arway

  3. oldtimer

    Yes, Deputy Chief Rosemary Arway.

  4. Tim T

    What is it that the NPD can not ever go outside the department for a chief or deputy chief. Maybe if they did they could get different view on things and could fix what many consider a broken department.

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