The Darien Police Department announced the hiring of its newest officer, Matthew Ackerman, who was sworn in on Monday morning. He previously worked 7 years for Stratford police. At the Stratford department he was on the dive team, helicopter team, and an emergency medical technician. In a small ceremony Monday morning, Ackerman was sworn in by a member of the Darien Police Commission, and had his badge presented to him by Police Chief Donald Anderson. “It is indeed my pleasure to welcome Officer Matthew Ackerman to the Darien Police Department.