Captain Christopher Tursi has been a member of the Fairfield Police Department since 1999. After graduating from the Police Academy, he was assigned to the Patrol Division. Captain Tursi was selected to become a Field Training Officer. He also sat as an assistant to the Chairman of the Fairfield Town and Gown Committee for two years and was an active member of the Coalition Against Underage Drinking.
In 2006, Captain Tursi was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and was initially assigned to the Patrol Division. In Patrol he worked as a Field Supervisor, FTO supervisor, and as the Field Training Coordinator. He is certified in managing critical incidents and first-level supervision.
In 2009, Captain Tursi was assigned to the Support Services Division as the Emergency Communications Center Director. His duties included supervising all ECC and IT personnel, and drafting and balancing the communications budget. He received training in the Management of an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and has worked in the Bridgeport Emergency Operations Center during multi-jurisdictional incidents.
In 2010, Captain Tursi was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and assigned as the Professional Standards Commander. Over the past eight years, Captain Tursi has managed all internal affairs complaints, wrote or edited policies and procedures in the Department Manual, and handled all agency grants. Captain Tursi has been the Highway Safety Coordinator since 2010, and supervised all DUI, Distracted Driving, and Seatbelt traffic campaigns. Captain Tursi was trained in Jacksonville, Florida at the Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM) on all police internal affairs investigations. Further, he attended and completed the Roger Williams University Command Training program in 2015.
A graduate of Fairfield University, Captain Tursi earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Sacred Heart University.