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The March 2014 Police Commission meeting has been cancelled.
|January 2012||January 2012|
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Officer Ken Evans is a Fairfield Police Department Chaplin. He is a 25 year veteran of the agency and serves under the direct supervision of the Support Services Commander. He was appointed as a department Chaplin more than five years ago.
Officer Evans primary responsibilities ensure the agencies IT functions to its greatest efficiency. He maintains the network, computers, printers, phones, ECC operations and backup systems for the Police building and vehicles.
Father Allen serves as Executive Assistant to the President at Fairfield University since 1994 and Chaplain to their Alumni Association since 2010. A Boston native, he joined the Society of Jesuits at age 17, traveling to Mexico, Italy, Egypt, France, Spain, England, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, and other countries before coming to Fairfield University and Fairfield Prep in 1977. Father Allen is the Fairfield Police Department Chaplin and has served the agency in time of need for the past several years.
Rabbi Arnold Sher serves as the Police Department Rabbi, he was recently appointed.
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January 22, 2013
Officer Daniel Victoria was recently transferred to the Traffic Division because he demonstrated his ability to be knowledgeable in identifying suspicious activity and through his enforcement of criminal and motor vehicle laws. He is a proactive officer with seven and half years of experience.
Officer Victoria’s keen observations on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 led to the apprehension of a robbery suspect who was posing a serious danger to the public. Through his determination and perseverance that individual was taken into custody.
Officer Victoria exemplifies the character and demonstrates the professionalism of a well trained police officer. The Fairfield Police Department proudly recognizes his contribution leading to this notable arrest.
Thank you Officer Daniel Victoria
LIVING STREETS CAMPAIGN
During the week of 11/26/12 thru 11/30/12, the Fairfield Police Traffic Safety Unit (TSU) conducted their, “Living Streets” campaign on Mill Plain Road, which educates the public that pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicle traffic must share the road.
Members of the Traffic Safety Unit conducted operations in a targeted area by handing out warnings to speeding motorists informing them of the posted speed limit. During the weeks following the campaign the TSU teams follows up with strict enforcement.
The Living Streets program raises awareness and consciousness in motorists, which unltimately slows their speeds down after the program is completed.
Please help the Fairfield Police Department keep our roadway safe by slowing down and obeying all traffic related signs, and postings.
On July 11th 2012, the Board of Police Commissioners, Chief MacNamara and DARE Officer Valle, present a civilian award to the North Stratfield Teacher Diane Devault for her efforts, help and enthusiasm with administering the DARE program.
Dive Team Officer Bill Demotses describes a water rescue
"RUN AROUND THE LAKE"
On Saturday June 23rd, 2012 the Fairfield Police Emergency Services Unit Sniper Team traveled to Lake Rondonkoma Long Island to run in the annual, "Run around the Lake" honoring Navy SEAL Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy.
Lieutenant Murphy was killed in action on 06/28/05 during Operation Redwing near Asadabad Afghanistan. For his bravery and heroic acts he displayed during the mission, President George Bush presented the Contressional Medal of Honor to Lt. Murphy posthumously.
Pictured above L to R, FPD Officer Mark Letsch, Michael's parents Maureen & Dan, center Naval Cmdr Thomas Shultz, and FPD Sgt. Edward Greene
AAA Honors Fairfield Police for Traffic Safety
On November 18, 2011, AAA motor club of Southern New England honored the Fairfield Police Department for its traffic safety programs at its second annual community traffic safety awards luncheon held at the Trumbull Marriot. The event was hosted by AAA Public Affairs Manager, Fran Mayko, who presented Fairfield Police Chief Gary MacNamara, First Selectman Michael Tetreau, and Police Commission Chairman Arthur Hersh with an AAA Gold Award for its ongoing commitment to traffic safety through its education, enforcement, and engineering efforts. Deputy Chief Christopher Lyddy, Lieutenant James Perez, Officer Paul Medvegy, and Officer Gary Wikman were also in attendance.
At this event, The Fairfield Police Department was given the opportunity to showcase their various safety programs such as the Dare Program, Mock crash Investigations, Fairfield Bike/Walk Coalition, Safe Route to School program, Traffic Safety Unit, Citizens Police Academy, and various other programs.
In addition, AAA motor club honored 28 other police departments in Connecticut who were also honored for their commitment for Traffic safety programs, and pedestrian fatality safety.
AAA Southern New England is a not for profit auto club with 42 offices in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut, providing more than 2.7 million local members with travel, insurance, finance, and auto related services.
State Farm Insurance
Steve Boyle presents a check to the Fairfield Police Explorer Post promoting "Stop Distracted Driving". U TXT UR NXT, targeting teen drivers and texting.
Mr. Dominc Cingari of Shop Rite, providing ice and water to residents with out power after storm Irene, August 2011.
Two employees of Stop & Shop Kings Hwy Cut Off were recognized for thwarting a financial scam. They notified police and protected two senior citizens from sending a money gram to someone they believed was their grandson.
Marine Unit Officer Grant Dalling on PB 3, attempting to locate potential victims during the storm Irene, 2011. While surveying the damage to homes on Fairfield Beach Road he is keeping residents updated to changing conditions.
Sergeant Hector Irizarry is awarded a Letter of Commedation for Honorable Service. His investigation led to the apprehension of a person involved in a felony.
Officer Scott Sudora is awarded a Life Saving Medal. His act performed in the line of duty resulted in the saving of a life.
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HONORABLE BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSIONERS
Arthur Hersh Donald Kleber
Norma Peterson, Esq Walter Flynn, Esq
Samuel Lazinger, Esq. Sidney Postol
THE POLICE COMMISSION WILL HOLD ITS MONTHLY MEETINGS AT POLICE HEADQUARTERS, 100 REEF ROAD, TRAINING ROOM. AT 4:30 P.M. ON THE SECOND WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH.
Meetings are held at 4:30 p.m. at Police Headquarters
As required by the Charter of the Town of Fairfield (section 10.5), the Police Department is overseen by a Police Commission. Members of the Police Commission are appointed by the Fairfield Board of Selectmen and each member has a term of five (5) years.
Some of the powers and duties of the Police Commission are:
- They have general management supervision of the Police Department and of all property and equipment used by or in connection with the operation of the department;
- They make rules and regulations consistent with the General Statutes and the Charter for the governance of the Police Department and its personnel, and may prescribe penalties for violations of its rules and regulations;
- Subject to provisions of the Charter regarding appointment of the Chief of Police, have sole power to appoint and promote to all positions in the Police Department, which appointments and promotions shall be made on the basis of merit;
- determine the qualifications for each rank and grade in the Police Department
- within the appropriations made for that purpose determine the number of officers and other employees of the police department and of the several ranks and grades and their compensation.
The Police Commission may also appoint an active Chief of Police during the absence or disability of the Chief of Police. They may also appoint Special Traffic Agents.
Commission meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month at the Fairfield Police Department. The meeting starts at 4:30pm.
The above listed duties and roles are excerpts from the Town Charter. For the full text refer to the "Charter of the Town of Fairfield".
The official agenda and minutes are on file with the Town of Fairfield.
The Town of Fairfield takes its role in traffic safety very seriously. We appreciate the many complaints, requests, and suggestions we receive from various sources; because it helps our staff develop a safer transportation system. Due to limited resources, we cannot always respond quickly to your concerns or ideas. This does not mean that we do not value your input or appreciate your concerns. Many traffic and parking situations take considerable time to study and evaluate possible solutions. Quick solutions are often less effective in the long run. More appropriate solutions may cost the taxpayers more money, but we must prioritize the spending of our budget across the entire town. A potential problem in one part of town must be weighed against current needs in other areas.
In consideration of the above, we developed this Neighborhood Petition Form (NPF) for your use. Through this form, neighbors are encouraged to identify and discuss issues affecting them. Our goal is to have neighbors reach consensus on the problem and formulate a possible solution. Once a consensus is reached, it is required that the NPF be completed and forwarded to the Fairfield Police Department- Special Services Division.
As a resident of Fairfield who has identified a potential traffic safety issue, it is important that you involve your neighborhood in the possible solution. Our intent is to focus on the most important parking and traffic conditions in town, as neighborhood consensus is reached. This practice will ensure our best use of staff time and available resources.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.