SOMERSET – Chief George McNeil is pleased to announce two promotions within the Somerset Police Department.
William Tedford has been promoted from the rank of detective sergeant to captain, and Nicholas Davidson has been promoted from the rank of detective to sergeant. Both appointments were approved by the Somerset Board of Selectmen during its meeting Wednesday, Aug. 12.
“Both Captain Tedford and Sergeant Davidson have shown a tremendous amount of dedication to the Somerset Police Department during their many years of service,” Chief McNeil said. “They are both highly-qualified officers, and we are excited to see them continue to perform their duties with distinction in their new roles.”
Capt. Tedford has served with the Somerset Police Department for 24 years, having lived in the town that entire time.
He was hired as a reserve police officer in 1996, being promoted to patrol officer in 1998 and serving in that capacity for nearly 20 years. Most recently he served as patrol supervisor and detective supervisor/sergeant.
Capt. Tedford holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Southern New Hampshire University, and was a 1999 graduate of the 30th Municipal Police Academy in Plymouth (graduating first in his academy class out of 84 recruit officers).
Sgt. Davidson has served the Somerset Police Department for 14 years, rising through the ranks as a dispatcher, reserve police officer, patrolman and most recently detective. His other responsibilities have included serving as a background investigator for new hires, and as a firearms instructor.
A 1998 graduate of Somerset High School, Sgt. Davidson holds an associate’s degree from Bristol Community College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Bridgewater State College. In 2006 he graduated from the Plymouth Police Academy 47th MPOC.