Kennett Square detective joins county force

The Kennett Square Police Department’s loss is the Chester County Detectives’ gain, according to a press release from Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan.

Oscar Rosado (left), the newest county detective, shakes hands with Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan.

Oscar Rosado (left), the newest county detective, shakes hands with Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan.

Hogan said Oscar Rosado, who had worked for the Kennett Square department since August 2006, has joined the detectives’ office.

“I wish Detective Rosado the best in his career move,” said Kennett Square Police Chief Edward A. Zunino. “He is an excellent investigator and has definitely served us well over the past nine years and will be missed by everyone here.“

Hogan said Rosado would be a key addition to the Chester County Detectives.  “He is an experienced and accomplished investigator, having handled major drug, violent crime, and child abuse investigations,” Hogan said in the release.  “In addition, he is fluent in Spanish, an important tool in many investigations.”

Rosado, who was born in Puerto Rico, worked extensively with the Chester County Detectives in Operation Telaraña, a drug investigation that dismantled a Mexican drug-trafficking organization that was run out of southern Chester County.  He is also a trained forensic interviewer in child abuse cases, the release said.

During Rosado’s tenure in Kennett Square, Hogan said he played an important role in helping the District Attorney’s Office to interact with the Latino community in Chester County, including working on events with the Maternal and Child Health Consortium and La Comunidad Hispana.

In 2013, Rosado was honored by the Kennett Square department for his role in ending an illegal oxycodone sales operation out of a borough home. Rosado made buys of the drugs using undercover operatives and conducted numerous hours of surveillance on the residence to gather evidence, police said.   The dealer was subsequently arrested and pleaded guilty.

Rosado initially will be assigned to the District Attorney’s Child Abuse Unit.  He will remain available to work on violent crime and drug investigations.

“It is my honor to be selected to join the Chester County Detectives,” Rosado said in the release.  “I will work hard every day to live up to the trust placed in me by District Attorney Hogan and the citizens of Chester County.”

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