A Norwalk police officer has lost his job before completing his one-year probationary period for not following the department's "core values."
Jeremy W. Schick, 26, of Norwalk, was hired and sworn in Dec. 18 as a full-time officer with the Norwalk Police Department.
Chief Dave Light notified Norwalk Law Director Stuart O'Hara about the decision to fire Schick earlier this week.
"All I know is he didn't satisfactorily complete his probationary period. I think it's up in the next couple weeks," O'Hara said Friday. "They always review their probationary period toward the end."
O'Hara referred further questions to Light.
"We follow civil service guidelines as well as department and state policies," Light said. "Several things happened. ... He (Schick), simply put, didn't make his probation.
"We want to hire and retain only the best people (who) follow our core values. I can say he didn't follow our core values," said the chief, who declined to provide any details.
"We pride ourselves on hiring people with high core values. Our community and public expect that -- and deserve that," Light added.