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Candlewood Lake EnCon Officer Promoted To Sergeant

From left, DEEP Commissioner Robert Klee; new Sgts. Greg Ulkus and Matthew Stone; Officer Patrick Kiely and his K9 partner, Baloo; and Col. Kyle Overturf, commander, EnCon Police.
From left, DEEP Commissioner Robert Klee; new Sgts. Greg Ulkus and Matthew Stone; Officer Patrick Kiely and his K9 partner, Baloo; and Col. Kyle Overturf, commander, EnCon Police. Photo Credit: Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

DANBURY, Conn. -- Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) recently announced that its Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police has promoted Officer Greg Ulkus and Officer Matthew Stone to the rank of sergeant.

The EnCon Police also added a new team to the Division’s K-9 Unit, Officer Patrick Kiely with his partner, Baloo, a Labrador retriever.

Ulkus has been with the State EnCon Police for six-and-a-half years and before that he worked for the DEEP Boating Division.

He has been the recipient of many department awards, including Medals for Outstanding Service in 2011 and 2015 and a Medal for Meritorious Service in 2016.

Ulkus is currently a field training officer and certified instructor responsible for the training and evaluation of junior or probationary level members.

His specialized team is the Boating Accident Reconstruction Unit. Ulkus will be the Western District Lake supervisor. He will be responsible for training both the Lake Housatonic Authority and Candlewood Lake Authority Officers, and supervise CLA officers as well.

Ulkus will be responsible for coordinating boating initiatives on water bodies in his district.

Stone  has been an EnCon officer for six-and-a-half years, and prior to that, he was a sergeant with the Montville Police Department.

Stone received a Medal for Meritorious Service in 2012 and was Officer of the Year in 2015.  He is also a certified instructor for firearms, taser and Intoxilyzer.

Stone will be the supervisor in the Western Sector of the Marine District. This area covers the shoreline towns from New Haven to Greenwich, which include Silver Sands and Sherwood Island State Parks.

This sector is also responsible for Homeland Security in both New Haven and Bridgeport Harbors.

Kiely and his new partner graduated from the Connecticut State Police K-9 tracking program.

Kiely is now a K-9 handler and has partnered with a 4-year-old male Labrador retriever named Baloo, who was donated from a family in upstate New York in January 2016.

Kiely has been an EnCon Officer for more than two years.

EnCon officers are fully certified law enforcement officials with full arrest powers.

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