Published: Mar 04, 2019 06:30 AM
MERIDEN — Two state police officers, who have commanded the Troop A Barracks in Southbury in the past, on February 22 were promoted to command staff positions during ceremonies at the Connecticut State Police Training Academy.
Lieutenant Colonel David Montini was promoted from the rank of lieutenant and will now serve as Commanding Officer in the Office of Field Operations.
In his most recent assignment, he served as chief of staff to the lieutenant colonel. Lt Col Montini has been a trooper for more than 20 years and has earned seven Unit citation Awards and the Trooper First Class Allan J. Tuskowski Award for Excellence in Training.
Lt Col Montini has served as commanding officer of Troop A in Southbury and as a member of the Statewide Narcotics Task Force. He previously was a detective with the Western District Major Crime Squad, served at Troop G in Bridgeport and on the Fugitive Task Force and Extradition Unit. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut and formerly worked as a police officer in Meriden.
Lieutenant Colonel Michael Davis was promoted from the rank of major and will take on his new assignment as Commanding Officer of the Office of Professional Standards. His most recent assignment was commanding officer of the State Police Central District.
Lt Col Davis previously served as commanding officer of the Office of Training and Support Services and as commanding officer at Troop A in Southbury and Troop B in North Canaan. A trooper for more than 24 years, he has earned a department Medal for Meritorious Service and two Unit citation Awards. Lt Col Davis earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut.