Archive for September, 2013

Attempted Murder on Round Hill

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Courtesy of GPD Community & Police Partership

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BREAKING NEWS “ARREST MADE” in Pemberwick vandellism cases

Monday, September 9th, 2013



An arrest of a suspect connected to the vandalism of numerous vehicles
parked on Pemberwick Road over the past couple months was made yesterday
(09/08/13). More to follow

Sgt. Mike Reynolds — RETIRES

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Retirement Announcement
Sergeant Michael Reynolds
August 25, 1986 – August 1, 2013

Chief of Police James Heavey announced the retirement of Sergeant Michael Reynolds, who has completed 27 years of service with the Greenwich Police Department.

Sergeant Reynolds was born and raised in Greenwich and graduated from Greenwich High School in 1982. Sergeant Michael Reynolds is a second generation Greenwich Police Office as his father, Captain Howard Reynolds, was also a member of the department. His brother, Detective Kent Reynolds is still serving the department.

On August 25, 1986 he was sworn in as a Greenwich Police Officer and graduated from the 198th Class of the Connecticut Municipal Police Basic Police Academy. Sergeant Reynolds assignments included Patrol Officer, Accident Investigator (1993), Detective (1997), Detective Sergeant (2000), and finally as Section Sergeant of Community Impact Officers (2006). Sergeant Reynolds has received numerous departmental commendations for excellent police work and actions exemplifying the best traditions of police service. He has received Chief Commendations for investigations and apprehensions in a wide array of situations, including; larceny investigations, the capture of escaped convicts, the arrest of Connecticut’s #1 “Deadbeat Dad”, and when he helped deliver a baby.

In 2006 Sergeant Reynolds would be reassigned to oversee the Community Impact Section. During this time he continued to distinguish himself through successful investigative and lifesaving efforts. He was recognized as the Officer of the Month in 2006 when, off-duty and on vacation with his family, he leaped into action saving an elderly man from drowning in Nantucket Sound. His section’s successes resulted in the section being honored as the John Clark Award recipients for 2008. A principle component of that success stems from Sergeant Reynolds running of the Greenwich Police departments Citizens Police Academy (CPA). Sergeant Reynolds was the academy’s “Commandant” from 2008-2013 and was instrumental to it broad appeal and success in the community.

In discussing his retirement Sergeant Reynolds noted that one of his proudest moments at GPD was when he participated in the birth of the baby. He also felt that his role as a police officer was always about service to the community. His involvement with the CPA was a way for him to connect with the wonderful people of the town that he grew up in.

“I have worked with Mike for many years and as I reflect back on his service I am reminded of the many instances where Mike was the go-to guy. Mike always made a bad situation better by being a compassionate investigator, positive role model and hard worker. I look forward to his continued service with the town in his capacity as a Special Officer and wish him luck in his second career.”

Chief James Heavey said upon his retirement Sergeant Reynolds will continue to serve the Town as a Special Police Officer and will be sworn in on September 5, 2013.

GPD Explorer Win Awards

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Contact: LT. Kraig Gray
Phone: (203) 622-3620
For Immediate Release
September 3, 2013

Greenwich Police Cadet Explorers participated along with 375 other Police Cadets in the 4th Annual Cadet Police Academy which was held at the University of Hartford from July 28 to August 03, 2013. The Cadet Police Academy, under the umbrella of the Northeast Regional Law Enforcement Education Association (NERLEEA) is a paramilitary style Police Academy for Police Explorers and Cadets ages 13-21. This year’s Academy was attended by Cadets from 34 different towns and from the States of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York.

Cadets are instructed based upon age and experience in the program. The instruction covers both classroom and hands on training in police related topics. Cadets will also participate in the Cadet Police Department (CPD), where they respond to scenarios and are evaluated on the various skills learned in past programs. The Senior Cadets join the Career Development Program focusing on preparation for a career in Law Enforcement. Career Development Cadets take entry level police examinations, prepare résumé and sit for oral interviews.

Greenwich Police Cadets Explorers is a Learning for Life program through the Greenwich Boy Scouts of America. There were 17 explorers from Greenwich who participated in this year’s Academy. The Greenwich Police Cadets won numerous awards. Cadet Christian Siliva won the basic program marching competition award, Cadet Sarah Carlo won the 2nd Place overall academic award, Cadet Sabrina Wala and Liz Termini won the 1st place DWI investigation award, Julia Tedesco won 3rd place crime scene award, and Jason Delvecchio won 1st place Practical Skill competition out of 72 cadets and Cadet Sergeant Karla Morales won 2nd place practical skills competition out of 72 cadets.

The Greenwich Cadets are looking forward to participating in the 2014 National Explorer Conference which will be held in Indiana in July of 2014.

Anyone interested in joining the Greenwich Police Cadet Explorers please email or call the police department at 203-622-8000 for further information.