Detective Division

The Greenwich Police Department’s Detective Division is responsible for investigating and preventing crimes against people and their property. Investigations cover a wide range of offenses, including:

  • Homicide
  • Sexual Assaults
  • Robbery
  • Child Abuse
  • Aggravated Assaults
  • Narcotics
  • Arson
  • Missing Persons
  • Burglary
  • Larcenies
  • Auto Theft
  • Computer / Technology-Related Crime
  • Financial Crime
  • Identity Theft

Cross jurisdictional criminals continue to be a threat to the Town of Greenwich and to address this threat the Detective Division continues to work with other agencies in the greater Fairfield and Westchester County areas in addition to Federal authorities.

Crime Clearance Rates

Greenwich’s crime clearance rates – a measure of crime cases closed typically because of arrests -- are well above the national average in key reporting categories under the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program.  For the fiscal year of 2018-2019, the Department had a 100% clearance rate for aggravated assaults and rape, compared to national averages of 52.5% and 33.4%, respectively.  The clearance rate for robberies was 100%, while the rate for residential and commercial burglaries and attempts was 37.7%, compared to national averages of 13.9%.  The Homicide was for the arrest of a drug dealer who was responsible for the death of a substance abuse individual.

Crime Clearance Rates 2018-2019

Crime Category

Total Reported

Cleared

Percentage

National Average

2018

Arson

0

0

N/A

22.4%

Assault -Aggravated

8

8

100%

52.5%

Assault - Simple

29

28

96.5%

N/A

Auto Theft

52

18

34.6%

13.8%

Burglary 

61

23

37.7%

13.9%

Homicide1

1

1

100%

62.3%

Larceny

227

67

29.5%

18.9%

Larceny/MV

104

16

15.3%

N/A

Robbery

2

2

100%

30.4%

Rape2

3

3

100%

33.4%

Sex Offense

4

3

75%

N/A

1 Manslaughter, 2 Includes Rape and Statutory Rape

For further information regarding the Detective Division, please contact the Administrative Assistant at 203-622-8018

Staff  GDP_DET_DIV-1

The Detective Division is comprised of a captain, a lieutenant, six sergeants, and 21 detectives. Also within the Division are two School Resource Officers, two Community Impact Officers, and two Court Liason Officers.  Due to the nature and complexity of the cases investigated, many of the officers in this Division have special skills and areas of expertise. The Division is organized into five sections, which are the Investigations Section, Special Victims Sections, Narcotics Section, Forensics Section, and the Community Impact Section.  

The two Court Liaison Officers coordinate activities between the Greenwich Police Department and the judicial system. These officers are responsible for processing arrestees through the court system. This entails serving arrest warrants, extraditing fugitives, transporting arrestees to and from the court, ensuring that court documents are completed properly and submitted to appropriate court officials, and arranging for officers and witnesses to testify at hearings and trials.

Community Involvement

Protecting the safety of Greenwich neighborhoods requires a strong partnership between local residents and the police department. The Detective Division is actively involved in outreach programs to build positive relationships, trust and support within Greenwich communities. For example, Detectives frequently speak at local events, participate in youth-related activities sponsored by Boys and Girls Clubs and other organizations, and conduct Police Day Open House tours.

Detectives also serve as instructors at the Citizen’s Police Academy and Youth Citizen’s Police Academy. These programs, offered twice a year, are designed to give local residents first-hand knowledge of law-enforcement work through role-playing exercises, demonstrations, and ride-a-longs.

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