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Shelton names new police chief

Chris Kostad, who has worked for the Shelton Police Department since 2002, will become the city’s new police chief in November.

The city last week announced Kostad will replace Carole Beason, who recently announced her intention to retire. She has been in that position since January 2021.

Kostad is a captain, a position he has had since 2021. He has also been a corporal, sergeant and lieutenant in the department. A news release from the city states that as captain, Kostad manages the department’s

daily operations, including hiring, staffing and training for all department employees. He is also...


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