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Charles Beckett Becomes Lewisboro Police Chief

Charles Beckett takes his oath of office to become the town of Lewisboro's newest chief of police. Town Supervisor Peter Parsons is pictured giving the oath while Beckett's wife, Lori Ann, is by his side.
Charles Beckett takes his oath of office to become the town of Lewisboro's newest chief of police. Town Supervisor Peter Parsons is pictured giving the oath while Beckett's wife, Lori Ann, is by his side. Video Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
David Alfano is sworn in as a Lewisboro Police Sergeant. Town Supervisor Peter Parsons administers the oath while Alfano's mother, Nancy Cogswell, is by his side.
David Alfano is sworn in as a Lewisboro Police Sergeant. Town Supervisor Peter Parsons administers the oath while Alfano's mother, Nancy Cogswell, is by his side. Video Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Newly minted Police Chief Charles Beckett (left) and Police Sergeant David Alfano (center) pose for photos with members of the Lewisboro Town Board.
Newly minted Police Chief Charles Beckett (left) and Police Sergeant David Alfano (center) pose for photos with members of the Lewisboro Town Board. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
David Alfano
David Alfano Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Charles Beckett, Lewisboro's newest police chief.
Charles Beckett, Lewisboro's newest police chief. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie

SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. -- Charles Beckett, a longtime law-enforcement official, was sworn in on Monday night as the town of Lewisboro's newest police chief.

Beckett, who is replacing Frank Secret due to retirement, has served in the police department for 26 years, most recently as a lieutenant.

The oath was administered by Town Supervisor Peter Parsons, while Beckett's wife, Lori Ann, by his side.

Parsons, in discussing Beckett's record, noted that his employment file contains a “thick record of commendations, of thank yous from our citizens,” adding that it included stories "that we could make a mini movie from what he's got already.”

Secret, meanwhile, is not leaving the police force entirely. Beckett told Daily Voice about plans for him to be rehired as a part-time member, which would entail becoming John Jay High School's new school resource officer (SRO).

The night also included an oath of office for David Alfano, a town police officer who was elevated to sergeant. Parsons also administered Alfano's oath.

Alfano's mother, Nancy Cogswell, was by his side for the ceremony.

Video clips of the swearing-in ceremonies for Beckett and Alfano are attached to this story, along with photos from the night.

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