Family, friends, and municipal officials attended the swearing-in ceremony for Sgt. Craig Worster on Monday, Sept. 11.
Town Clerk Linda Perry administered the oath of office to Worster for his new leadership position. Worster’s fiancee, Dr. Margaret Marcone, pinned the chevron, a symbol signifying Worster’s new rank, to his uniform.
Worster is the department’s school resource officer, a position he will remain in until the department finds a replacement. He intends to continue to work with the schools after he leaves the position, he said.
“I enjoy it,” Worster said. “I like working with the kids.”
Worster is working on a CPR training program at Wiscasset Middle High School with the goal of having all students over 16 CPR-certified. It is one of many new programs and initiatives he hopes to introduce in the coming months.
Worster, a native Mainer, joined the Wiscasset Police Department in September 2016. He previously worked for the Ridgefield Police Department in Connecticut for 18 years, where he served as a sergeant and detective before achieving the rank of lieutenant.
Prior to joining the Ridgefield Police Department, Worster served nine years with the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Army.
Worster takes the place of Sgt. Alfred “Willy” Simmons, who recently retired after 34 years with the department.
“Thank you so much for this,” Worster said. “I look forward to the challenges ahead.”
“You’ve already had plenty of challenges,” said Bob MacDonald, facilities and maintenance director of the Wiscasset Parks and Recreations Department. “You’ve handled them well.”