Greenwich Police Department
GPD is turning 125 years old in 2021.
Chief James Heavey has some fun events planned for later this year when the weather gets warmer. We will post the events on our social media and via our local press and community partners.
The Greenwich Police Department, acting without fear or favor, will strive to provide superior law enforcement and public services in cooperation with its community. The Department will actively promote an environment that encourages independent judgment and allows its employees to attain the highest levels of professional achievement.
Service – We recognize that our chosen profession requires us to put the welfare of the public; our peers and subordinates; and that of the organization before ourselves.
Respect – We value all persons; recognize that our diversity strengthens us and celebrate it; remember our past and the sacrifices of others made on our behalf, and willfully subjugate ourselves to the rule of law.
Courage – We will always face difficult situations with confidence, determination, and bravery and shall never shrink from the responsibility to do what is right because of physical fear, lack of will, or mental trepidation.
Fairness – We must always act in a way that is just, ethical, equitable, honest, and transparent never displaying favoritism or allowing prejudice or undue influence to color our professional decisions.
Diligence – We will selflessly apply ourselves in duty to the community and devotion to each other with both persistent industry and steadfast vigor.
Greenwich Police Officer of the Month
Officer Joshua Weinstock receives the Greenwich Police Department Officer of the Month recognition for his Diligence and Service.
On March 27, 2021, Officer Weinstock was performing motor vehicle enforcement in the Cos Cob section of town when a vehicle with a suspended registration came to his attention. Upon stopping the car, he noticed an odor of burnt marijuana coming from within.
The vehicle operator admitted to having drugs in the vehicle. A subsequent search revealed a significant amount of marijuana and ecstasy packaged in such a way that indicated the drugs were for sale. The search of the vehicle also led to the seizure of a handgun.
Officer Weinstock and the other Greenwich Police Officers conduct motor vehicle enforcement in the areas of the Town where motor vehicle collisions frequently occur in efforts to reduce motor vehicle accidents.
Officer Weinstock's performance in this duty clearly demonstrated two of the Department's core values, Diligence, and Service.
How We Police
The Greenwich Police Department strives to improve the services we provide to the citizens of Greenwich. One way we stay up to date with our Constitutional Policing is to train our Officers in the most current and best-recommended practices for law enforcement. One of the training strategies we have been following for the past few years is the training program established by the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) called Integrating Communications and Tactics, ICAT.
“ICAT is a training program that provides first responding police officers with the tools, skills, and options they need to successfully and safely defuse a range of critical incidents. Developed by PERF with input from hundreds of police professionals from across the United States, ICAT takes the essential building blocks of critical thinking, crisis intervention, communications, and tactics, and puts them together in an integrated approach to training.” – PERF ICAT Training Guide
ICAT is designed especially for situations involving persons who are unarmed or are armed with weapons other than firearms, and who may be experiencing mental health or other crisis.
Officers Max Rinaldi and Chris Wallace are the Greenwich Police Department’s trainers in this effective program. News Center of Maine covered the trainer session they attended in July 2021, To watch the piece follow the provided link - Newscentermaine.org. Officer Rinaldi is the Officer on the right of the screen in the blue shift at the 47-second mark.
Domestic Abuse Services
Identity Theft- A Recovery Plan
Visit IdentityTheft.gov to get detailed advice to help you fix problems caused by identity theft along with the ability to:
- Get a Personal Recovery Plan that walks you through each step
- Update your plan and track your progress
- Print pre-filled letters and forms to send to credit bureaus
- Report to the Federal Trade Commission
Fingerprinting is by appointment only- Call 203-622-8024
Use this link to obtain an application for a Temporary State of Connecticut Pistol Permit. Temporary State of Connecticut Pistol Permit
Other Greenwich Police Information
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The Greenwich Police Department is under the responsibility of the First Selectman in his role as Police Commissioner. Operational leadership and direction lie with the Chief of Police who is charged with the protection of life and property, the preservation of public peace, the prevention and detection of crime, the apprehension of offenders, and the enforcement of state and local laws and ordinances, as well as a myriad of calls for service that the Police Department handles on a daily basis. In the fiscal year 2020 to 2021, the Greenwich Police responded to 41,000 calls for service.
The Police Department continues to present its unmatched level of services both as a law enforcer and a community service provider. Our crime clearance rates are above the national averages (in almost every instance - well above) in all mandatory Uniform Crime Report categories.
Emergency Operations Center
The Town’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is housed in the Police Department in support of a unified command response by all departments of the Town of Greenwich. Several exercises have been conducted to prepare the community’s leadership in the event of a disaster and the EOC has been utilized for several actual weather-related responses.
The Police Department continues to serve the entire municipality by hosting meetings within our Public Safety Complex for various public and private groups. This greater access has served to further demystify the Police Department and its members to the public while furthering our community policing initiatives and public/private partnerships.
The Police Department has many events where the police and public can meet together in a non-law enforcement setting.
Police Day Open House, Citizen’s Police Academy, Coffee with a Cop, and several other outreach programs are offered by the Department to bring the police and the community together for dialogue and fellowship.
Crime continues to be at low rates and is absolutely an integral part of the desirability to live in Greenwich.
Chief Heavey is a co-chair on the Greenwich Together, Prevention Council. Please follow the link to their website to learn steps on preventing prescription drug misuse. Greenwich Prevention Council- Rx Drug Misuse Prevention
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