Community Impact Section
The Community Impact Section was created in 2004 and is based upon Community Policing principles. It enlists involvement from citizens within the community in an effort to form a partnership toward addressing quality of life issues. The town’s citizens and business owners play a major role in the direction and decision making of community-based projects. The Community Impact Section (CIS) facilitates the community with a problem-oriented approach that seeks out the root causes of a problem and then develops ways to solve them.
The section consists of two Community Impact Officers (CIOs) who are directly supervised by one Sergeant.
It is the goal of the Community Impact Section to bridge the gap and better serve the citizens of Greenwich. The section strives to increase communication between the Greenwich Police Department and residents of the town. The section will analyze and investigate ongoing crime sprees directly affecting areas in the town, and develop long term solutions to the problems.
In 2005, the CIS formed groups to better serve the community. These groups meet on a monthly basis and work together with the CIO’s in identifying and solving community issues in different areas of town. The Greenwich Police Departments Community Impact Section continues to serve the citizens of the town of Greenwich in various ways that have had a positive effect on the community.
Duties of the Community Impact Section
Drug Take-Back Day
Car Seat Installation
Citizens Police Academy (CPA)
Community and Police Partnership (CAPP)
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Coordinates the Services of Various Governmental and Private Agencies in an Effort to Resolve Identified Problems Within the Community
Coffee with a Cop
Crime Spree’s (Motor Vehicle Burglaries, Larcenous sprees, Vandalism)
Greenwich Housing Authority Issues
Coordinate Community Events such as Police Day
Resolve Quality of Life Issues
Prepare Security and Threat Analysis for Greenwich residents and business
Security Surveys (Residential and Commercial Properties, Schools, Religious Institutions, Day Care Facilities)
Women’s Self Defense Class (WSD)
Youth Citizens Police Academy (YCPA)
The Community Impact Section partners with Neighbor to Neighbor Greenwich to support the local food pantry. Our last event on 1-23-2021 resulted in 9 van loads of much-needed food in only 3 hours!
All inquiries regarding the Community Impact Section can be directed to Sergeant John Thorme at 203-622-3660.