standing Stonington police ACO

Courtesy Stonington Police Department

STONINGTON — The Stonington Police Department is seeking applicants for the job of animal control officer, a full-time position that opened recently when Officer Keri Bush took the animal-control job in Groton.

Bush, a native of New York, joined the department full-time in 2014 and served for five years. She had worked earlier in Groton, Ledyard and part-time in Stonington. 

Stonington Police Capt. Todd Olson said the department is advertising for qualified applicants. Applicants must be at least 21, a U.S. citizen with valid license, and have graduated from an accredited high school or received a GED.

"Applicants should have knowledge of a wide variety of animal species, animal first aid, animal care and nutrition, humane capture tools and techniques, animal behavior and public relations," according to the job description.

Applicants can apply in-person at the Stonington Police Departmentor online at The deadline s March 22.

— Jason Vallee

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