Last Reynolds Retires from GPD


James J. Heavey Mark A. Marino

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Lieutenant Kraig Gray
Public Information Officer
Tel: 203-622-3620, Fax: 203-618-8866

Submitted by: Lt. Kraig Gray
Submission Date: September 10, 2014

Retirement Announcement

Detective Kent Reynolds

May 1989 to August 2014

Chief of Police James Heavey announced the retirement of Detective Kent “Nooper” Reynolds, who has completed 25 years
of service with the Greenwich Police Department. His retirement was effective August 1, 2014

Detective Reynolds was born and raised in Greenwich and graduated from Greenwich High School. Detective Kent Reynolds
is a second generation Greenwich Police Office as his father, Captain Howard Reynolds, was also a member of the Department. His
brother, Sergeant Michael Reynolds, retired from the Greenwich Police Department in 2013.

On May 30, 1989 he was sworn in as a Greenwich Police Officer and graduated from the 218th Class of the Connecticut
Municipal Police Basic Police Academy. Detective Reynolds assignments included Patrol Officer, Police Dispatcher (1995) Accident
Car Investigator (1997), Field Training Officer (1999) Youth Detective (2002), and finally he served as a Cold Case Investigator
starting in 2011.

Detective Reynolds has received numerous departmental commendations for excellent police work and actions
exemplifying the best traditions of police service. He has received numerous Chief’s Commendations for investigations and
apprehensions involving a wide array of situations. These commendations span his career from Patrol Officer to Detective and
include actions taken while both on and off duty. Detective Reynolds’ Commendations are representative of the full range of crimes
and calls for service in Greenwich. In 1998 he was recognized for his calm professionalism while dispatching medical instructions
when a baby was delivered by another police officer. In 1999 he was commended for the apprehension of a Robbery suspect and in
2000 for the apprehension of a Burglary suspect.

In 2002, based upon his outstanding achievements as a patrol officer and his proven investigative abilities, Kent was
promoted to Youth Detective. While assigned to the Youth Division, he became a fixture at the schools around town. Besides the
investigations that he conducted, Detective Reynolds performed enumerable talks to the town’s youth about serious matters of
public safety. Detective Reynolds’ easy going communication style allowed him to express the most serious of content to the
appropriate mental capacity of his juvenile audience.

Detective Reynolds’ file is replete with letters of praise from state officials, school administrators and parents alike all
noting in some way his dedication, empathy and sensitivity when dealing with the most challenging of investigations. During this
assignment, Detective Reynolds investigated many sexual assault cases and his efforts in bringing the suspects to justice resulted in a
Chief’s Commendation several years running.

In 2010 GPD reorganized the Detective Division to include the new Special Victims Section (SVS) with the mandate to investigate crimes committed against our community’s most vulnerable: children, the elderly, and those with special needs. Reynolds’ high clearance rate of serious crimes resulted in his being assigned to the Cold Case Squad of this section in 2011.
“I’ve worked with Nooper for many years and as I reflect upon his service there is one thought that comes to mind: pride. Nooper was proud to be a Police Officer and proud to be a member of the Greenwich Police Department. He worked hard to make the community that he grew up in a better place. Nooper was a tenacious investigator always working to bring the criminals that preyed upon our citizens to justice. I look forward to his continued service with the Town in his capacity as a Special Police Officer. I wish him luck in his second career.”

Upon his retirement Detective Reynolds chose to continue to serve the Town as a Special Police Officer and was sworn in on August 15, 2014.