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Posted on: October 3, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Meet the New Officers of the Greenwich Police Department


Officer David Ruiz grew up in Queens, NY  After high school, he graduated from the SUNY Brockport with a bachelor’s degree in sports management. Officer Ruiz's uncle serves as an officer with the Port Authority, NY.


Officer Gianna Cardini was born and raised in Greenwich, CT. After graduating from Greenwich High School, she attended the University of New Hampshire where she earned a bachelors degree in social work and justice studies. Officer Cardini was also a Greenwich Police Explorer while in high school.

Officer Gina Rivera grew up in Washingtonville, New York.  After graduating from hgh school, she attended Mount Saint Mary’s College and majored in psychology  Her father is a retired officer from NYPD.

Officer Sybern Hoekstra was born and raised in Greenwich, CT.  After graduating from Greenwich High School, he attended the University of Connecticut where he earned a bachelor of science degree in landscape architecture.  Officer Hoekstra has been a volunteer fireman with the Sound Beach Fire Department in Old Greenwich since 2016 and previously worked with the Town of Greenwich in ferrying operations.

The Officers will attend the Police Officer Standards and Training Council police academy in Meridian, CT, which begins on October 5th.  Upon thier return in March, they will continue thier training with 16 weeks of field training.

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