Middletown native Kyle Van Almkerk sworn in this week
Middletown native Kyle Van Almkerk was sworn in this week as the Middletown Police Department’s newest officer, bringing the ranks to full staff. Van Almkerk, who graduated from Middletown High School in 2006, enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2010 and retired in 2014 with the rank of sergeant. He earned his associate's degree at Middlesex Community College and enrolled at the University of New Haven's criminal-justice program. Van Almkerk recently completed an internship with the department and was recognized for his commitment and professionalism, according to officials.