GPD Announces Officers of the Month

The Community Impact Section was awarded Officer’s of the Month for September

Community Impact Officer’s Paladino, Hirsch, Rooney conducted a lengthy and complicated investigation into a series of over forty motor vehicle burglaries in the Town of Greenwich. They were able to develop probable cause to link one individual to these crimes and to two motor vehicle thefts through fingerprints and video surveillance. On August 21,2011 the suspect was arrested by warrant. In addition tot he Greenwich crimes the suspect is believed to have committed hundreds of similar crimes in Fairfield and Westchester Counties.

The officers of the Community Impact Section were assigned to investigate a string of car burglaries that plagued the west side of town during the Summer and Fall of 2010. The officers diligently investigated each instance of theft and were ultimately able to identify a single suspect. On the strength of the officers’ arrest warrant, the Greenwich Police Department was able to obtain two extraditable felony arrest warrants. The officers’ investigation into the whereabouts or our suspect ended when he was found to be incarcerated in New York. The suspect was eventually extradited to Connecticut to answer for his crimes.

“Officers assigned to the Community Impact Section are selected in part because of their work ethic, self starting energy, and ability to work as team. During this extensive investigation the officers invested a significant amount of their discretionary time which they balanced against their other equally important cases.

The suspect’s apprehension solved two motor vehicle thefts, forty car burglaries, and probably another one hundred car break-ins that occurred in both Westchester County, NY and Fairfield County; clearly demonstrating the positive impact that their efforts had on not only in Greenwich but upon the regional community as well. The officer’s truly lived up to the high expectation we place on this section.”

Captain Tim Berry
Patrol Division

Officer’s Keith Hirsch, Daniel Paladino, and Michael Rooney are commended for their diligence and dedication to duty.