After 25 years of service with the Plainfield Police Department, Chief of Police, Michael G. Surprenant, announced his retirement from the department effective January 31, 2021. The Plainfield Police Commission stated during the meeting on 12/22/20 that it “comes as no surprise” and thanked him for his service as well as during the difficult times that are happening now.
At the very same meeting, the commission moved to promote Plainfield Police Captain Mario Arriaga as the new Chief of Police. Arriaga will take the post starting on February 1, 2021.
Plainfield First Selectman Kevin Cunningham spoke on the appointment to SNSN Internet Radio “Mario has been on the Plainfield Police force for over 20 years, and on a personal an professional note during this past year whenever anything arose he has been right there to answer the call. I look forward to working with Mario, and know that his interactions with the community will continue to be a big plus in moving the police force in Plainfield in the right direction.”