Archive for July, 2012

Details on Round Hill Home Invasion

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Attached is a voice-message Memofrom Lt. Grey.   In it he says, the homeowner was home alone when two subjects entered her residence.  Their faces were covered.  They displayed a hand-gun.  She confronted them.  They struck her and restrained her, and stole jewelry.  He noted that there was another attempted burglary that same day “a short distance away” on Burying Hill Rd.

The home invasion was inMemo the 500-block of Round Hill Road around 10 p.m. Tuesday. That block is just north of Johns St.

GPD Block Party

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012
Contact:         Lt. Tom Keegan

Phone:           203-869-9519

Greenwich Block Party – 2012

The Greenwich Police Silver Shield Association in partnership with The First Bank of Greenwich and “J House” will be hosting their 4th Annual Greenwich Avenue Block Party on Sunday August 5th from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm on lower Greenwich Avenue south of Grigg Street and on Fawcett Place.

The block party will feature live music all day and dining el fresco as lower Greenwich Avenue is transformed into a vehicle free pedestrian mall. All neighborhood businesses and restaurants will be open. Additionally several local restaurants will participate in the street fair festivities including Sundown Saloon, MacDuff’s Pub and Druro Restaurant. There will be outdoor seating all along lower Greenwich Avenue. Music will be provided by Billy & the Showmen, Superhero and The Bored Lords.

This year a “Kid’s Court” has been added to the event. The entire length of Fawcett Place will be closed to traffic and activities for children will take place all day.

There will be a 3 story tall water slide, magicians, face painting and pony rides. Chicken Joe’s will provide food within the “Kid’s Court”.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Town of Greenwich Parks and Recreation Camp Scholarship Fund. A donation of $10.00 is asked of all adult attendees. A Ride the Slide all day bracelet will cost $10.00.

For further information please contact Lt. Tom Keegan of The Silver Shield Association.

Citizens Police Academy – Fall 2012

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

P r e s s    R e l e a s e

Contact:         Sgt. Michael Reynolds

Phone:           (203) 618-8308

Citizens Police Academy

Fall 2012

The Greenwich Police Department is accepting applications for the 2012 Citizen’s Police Academy Fall session. The 7-week program will commence on Thursday, September 13, 2012 and will meet twice a week 6:30-9:00 p.m. at the Greenwich Police Department. Two Saturday classes will also be held from *11 a.m. -3 p.m. on September 29 and October 13, 2012.  Graduation will be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. Completed applications and a motor vehicle operator’s license photocopy must be received at the Greenwich Police Department Community Impact Section no later than Friday, August 31, 2012.

The Citizen’s Police Academy provides Greenwich residents with a first-hand overview of both law enforcement and community-related functions of their Police Department. Topics of instruction include:

Introduction to Policing                                              Community Impact Section

Use of Force                                                                           Scams/Fraud

Patrol Operations                                                                    Crime prevention

Motor Vehicle Stops/DUI                                          Narcotics Investigations

Special Response Unit                                    Domestic Violence Investigations

Crime Scenes (CSI)                                                    Criminal Investigations/Special Victims

Instructors for the program are highly-trained and experienced Greenwich Police Officers. In addition to participating in role-playing exercises, attendees will accompany on-duty police personnel on boat and vehicle ride-a-longs which are scheduled beyond regular class times.  A demonstration at the Police Firing Range will allow recruits to participate in mock scenarios where an officer may or may not have to fire their weapon.

Applicants must be a Greenwich resident and 18 years of age or older. There is no fee for the program; however, the Department requests that applicants be committed to the full seven-week program.  The class size is limited to 40 students.  Due to the high demand for this course, qualified applicants will be subject to a lottery drawing to determine the final class roster.

A criminal history background check will be performed on all applicants.  Accepted recruits will be contacted during the week of September 3, 2012.

Applicants will attend classes as follows:

September 13,18,20,25,29 and October 2, 4, 9, 13, 16, 18 and 23.

Applications may be obtained in person at the Greenwich Police Department front desk, Greenwich Town Hall reception desk, or downloaded from the Town of Greenwich web site by visiting

Any questions should be directed to the Greenwich Police Department Community Impact Section at. The Session Coordinator is Sgt. Michael Reynolds.