Fairfield Police - Professional Standards and Public Affairs Bur 100 Reef Rd, Fairfield, CT06824 This is the third arm of the Fairfield Police Department (Support Services and Field Patrol are the other two). The…More Professional Standards department handles internal affairs, but the Public Affairs department is highly visible. Its programs include school-based learning programs such as DARE (aimed at keeping kids off drugs) and Officer Friendly (for younger students). Other programs include home-safety surveys, neighborhood watches and crime forums.
The Police Department engages in the proactive prevention of criminal activity and protection of people and property,…More and its officers respond to calls for service on a 24/7 basis. The department maintains a partnership with the community, businesses and educational leaders, and units of town government.
The Police Department has 108 officers who include a chief, deputy chief, two captains, eight lieutenants, 13 sergeants, 13 detectives and 70 patrol officers. The department's full-time employees also include a mechanic, three secretaries, an account clerk and a clerk typist.
The Police Department has three divisions: Field Services Bureau, Support Services Bureau and the Professional Standards and Public Affairs Bureau. Specialized units within those divisions include the bike patrol, marine patrol, motorcycle patrol, emergency services unit, dive team, aviation unit, traffic crash investigation unit, DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) and Officer Friendly.
The Police Department was officially organized in 1930 after Constable Hezekiah Elwood was shot in 1926. The department has 40 patrol cars, four motorcycles, two boats and Eagle One, a police helicopter.
Police officers responded to 31,359 calls for service in 2009.
The 2009-10 budget for the Police Department is $13.8 million.
The Police Department is located at 100 Reef Road.