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 to address this threat; the Detective Division continues to work with other agencies in the greater Fairfield and Westchester County areas and 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 2019-2020, the Town of Greenwich, as many other towns and cities in the area, saw an increase in auto thefts and larcenies from motor vehicles.  These crimes were perpetrated by juveniles or adult auto-theft gangs from throughout the area.  The abundance of criminals from outside of Greenwich coupled with the habit of leaving keys within an unlocked vehicle made these investigations difficult to investigate.  However, the Division maintained a clearance rate higher than the national average for auto thefts.  The larceny category covers all types of theft, excluding theft of motor vehicles and theft from inside a vehicle. Many of the thefts occur via "cyberspace' and across national borders making any investigation difficult.

Crime Clearance Rates 2019-2020

Crime Category

Total Reported

Cleared

Percentage

National Average

2019

Arson

1

1

100%

23.8%

Assault -Aggravated

9

7

77.7%

52.3%

Assault - Simple

30

25

83.3%

N/A

Auto Theft

93

14

15.0%

13.8%

Burglary 

59

9

15.25%

14.1%

Homicide1

0

0

N/A

62.3%

Larceny

183

32

17.4%

18.4%

Larceny/MV

123

6

4.8%

N/A

Robbery

6

4

66.6%%

30.5%

Rape2

4

4

100%

32.9%

Sex Offense

1

1

100%

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 photo was taken in May 2019.  The entire Detective Division at that time was in the photo.

The Detective Division is comprised of a captain, a lieutenant, six sergeants, and 20 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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