BREAKING NEWS: Heavey Named Deputy Cheif

June 23, 2011; 4:25 p.m. — First Selectman and Police Commissioner Peter J. Tesei named Captain James Heavey as the new Deputy Chief of the Greenwich Police Department at a Press Conference at Town Hall. This makes Heavey the heir-apparent to succeed Cheif David Ridberg when he retires in March 2012.

Here are the “vitals” on James Heavey.

Home address: Greenwich
Date of birth: December 25, 1960
Place of birth: Greenwich
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Bait Heavey of Greenwich
Marital status: Married to the former Kia Tsakos
Two Children — Anna, age 11, and Jamie, age 9
Education: Attended Northeastern University, Boston, Mass. and has a BS in Criminal Justice Administration. Masters in Public Administration at Bellevue University
Military: For over 20 years served as Military Police Officer in the U.S. Army Reserve. Former Commander 812th Military Police Company and Headquarters Company 3rd Bdc 98th Division. Served as Battalion Executive Officer for 2nd Military Police Bn, 98th Division. Desert Storm Veteran.

Police experience:
1981 Appointed Communication Operator
1981 Special Police Officer
1986 Assigned to Patrol Division
GPD Emergency Medical Services — Instructor Coordinator 1990 to present
GPD Police Explorer Advisor 1987-1991
1999 Promoted to Sergeant, Patrol Division
2003 Promoted to Lieutenant
2010 Promoted to Captain
Police training:
Connecticut State Municipal Police Academy
Advanced FBI Instructor Development Course
IPTM: Accident Investigation, DWI and Managing the Patrol Function
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Peer Counselor
Markle School (1988)
POST First Line Supervision
FBI-LEEDA Command School

Police Commendation Award (six)
Emergency Medical Award (eleven)
American Red Cross Extraordinary Personal Action (two)
GEMS Clinical Excellence Award (four)
Meritorious Unit Citations (three)
Executive Board Member, Greenwich Council Boy Scouts of America
Advisory Board Member, Greenwich Chapter American Red Cross
Cubmaster Pack 35 (Eagle Scout)
Chief, Glenville Volunteer Fire Company
Connecticut Critical Incident Stress Management Team member