~ Submitted on behalf of the Bedford Police Department
Town Manager Sarah Stanton, Chief Robert Bongiorno, and the Bedford Police Department are pleased to announce that Officer Stephen Waite has been promoted to the rank of Sergeant.
Sgt. Waite joined the Bedford Police Department as a dispatcher in 2004. He was hired as a Patrol Officer in 2007. Since then, Sgt. Waite has served in numerous roles, including School Resource Officer, Field Training Officer, and Traffic Officer.
Sgt. Waite’s promotion was effective Sept. 18, 2021
In 2018, Sgt. Waite was one of five Bedford officers honored for their heroism in saving the life of a fellow Bedford officer who suffered a heart attack.
“Sgt. Waite has shown quiet leadership throughout his career, stepping up whenever there is a need in the Department,” Chief Bongiorno said. “He has used his skills for more than community policing, from coordinating fleet and radio purchases to tackling any IT issues that arise. He is an excellent problem-solver. I look forward to seeing Sgt. Waite in this new role.”