Community Impact Section
The Community Impact Section (CIS) was created in 2004 and is based on Community Policing principles. It enlists citizens' involvement to form a partnership toward addressing quality of life issues. The town’s citizens and business owners play a significant 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 focus of the Community Impact Section is to serve the citizens of the town of Greenwich in various ways that will positively affect the community.
The CIS consists of the Community Impact Officers and the School Resource Officers. The section comprises one Sergeant, two Community Impact Officers, and two School Resource Officers.
Community Impact Officers (CIO)
The CIOs aim to bridge the gap and find ways the Department can better serve the citizens of Greenwich. The CIOs strive to increase communication between the Greenwich Police Department and town residents. They will analyze and investigate ongoing crime sprees directly affecting areas in the town and develop long-term solutions to the problems.
In 2005, the section formed groups to better serve the community. These groups meet monthly and work with the CIOs to identify and solve community issues in different areas of town.
School Resource Officer Program (SRO)
In 2007, the Greenwich Police Department established the School Resource Officer Program (SRO) in partnership with the Board of Education. Under this program, two SROs are assigned to Greenwich High School on an ongoing basis to provide resources and information to faculty, students, and parents and to be role models for students.
The Community Impact Section oversees all follow-up Domestic Violence investigations, ensuring statutory and policy compliance, victim follow-up, and liaison with the court system. The SVS Detectives conduct Domestic Violence investigations that are protected and not completed within the expected time frame by the Patrol Division. These cases include serious physical injury, serial protective/restraining order violations, and issues requiring multiple agency interventions. The Section Sergeant provides CT Certified Domestic Violence investigation training to the department, YWCA, and the Civilian Police Academy.
Juvenile Diversionary Programs
The section coordinates the Greenwich Juvenile Review Board (JRB), a restorative justice diversionary program. The JRB diverts juvenile offenders from the Juvenile Court System into a community-based provider network managed by the Town of Greenwich Department of Human Services and Kids in Crisis (KIC). The network provides juveniles counseling, therapy, and community service to curb delinquency recidivism and teach accountability. The JRB currently has a high completion rate of over 90%.
Another diversionary program is the Inter-Agency Team. While the JRB will focus on incidents after a crime or delinquent act occurred, the Inter-Agency Team focuses on non-delinquent incidents to provide services to children and families to prevent problematic behaviors from developing into criminal incidents.
Other Community Programs
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 to Resolve Identified Problems Within the Community
Coffee with a Cop
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 (CPA)
The Community Impact Section partners with Neighbor to Neighbor Greenwich to support the local food pantry. Our last event 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 Brent Reeves at 203-622-3260.