Archive for April, 2014

New GPD Cop

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Contact: Chief James J. Heavey
Phone: (203) 622-8010

The following new Police Officer will be sworn in as a member of the Greenwich Police Department on Wednesday, April 23, 2014:

Jeffrey R. Franco

The Swearing-In Ceremony will be held at the Greenwich Town Hall in the Town Hall Meeting Room at Noon and family and friends of the new officer have been invited to attend. He will be required to complete an eighteen-month probationary period commencing April 23, 2014.

Here is his bio:

Biography of Jeffrey R. Franco

Jeffrey R. Franco resides in Riverside, CT. He is a 2003 Greenwich High School graduate and attended Hofstra University where he studied Graphic Design and Fine Arts.

Prior to becoming a Police Officer in Greenwich he has been a Police Officer in Bridgeport since 2011. Prior to that he was a fitness instructor and personal trainer at Planet Fitness in Stamford.

Jeffrey is a Fall 2010 graduate of the Greenwich Citizen’s Police Academy. He completed a Senior Internship with Greenwich Police Department in 2003 and was a Greenwich Police Explorer from 1999 to 2003.


GPD Wants Your Drugs

Monday, April 7th, 2014


April 26 At Greenwich Police Headquarters

On April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Greenwich Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its eighth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

Bring your pills for disposal to the Greenwich Police Department at 11 Bruce Place Greenwich CT.. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last October, Americans turned in 324 tons (over 647,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at over 4,114 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners. When those results are combined with what was collected in its seven previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 3.4 million pounds—more than 1,700 pills.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.

In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

DEA is in the process of approving new regulations that implement the Safe and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010, which amends the Controlled Substances Act to allow an “ultimate user” (that is, a patient or their family member or pet owner) of controlled substance medications to dispose of them by delivering them to entities authorized by the Attorney General to accept them. The Act also allows the Attorney General to authorize long term care facilities to dispose of their residents’ controlled substances in certain instances.