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The Darien Police Department is a progressive police agency up to the challenge of providing a high level of service to a great community. Our sustained level of performance and low crime rates coupled to a constant search for new and better ways to do things makes this Department an agency to be proud of. An ongoing dialogue with our constituents – residents of all ages as well as our elected officials - allows us to play a part in making Darien a wonderful place to live in, work in, or visit.
New initiatives and the acquisition of new technology have taken us to places that seemed out of reach only a few years ago. With a team of 51 highly trained, highly motivated, and fully engaged police officers, the Department remains constantly on the move. With a high percentage of our officers possessing advanced college degrees, we are able to apply best practices models to the wide array of services we offer – all resulting in a better product on the street. Our ongoing academic partnership with Sacred Heart University continues to provide us with a blueprint to the future, with more to be done.
We recently moved into our new, 37,000 square foot state-of-the-art police facility – a major milestone for the Department. This new facility enables us to provide an even wider array of services than in the past. It's an exciting time for the Darien Police Department. We recently launched our first 'Citizens Police Academy,' held in our new training classroom. Darien High School now has a dedicated School Resource Officer – its first ever. The SRO program is a result of a spirit of cooperation and collaboration between the Department, the Board of Education, and the DHS administration and students – further evidence of Darien's true sense of community.
"Pride in Excellence" is prominently displayed on each of our marked patrol units. It's more than our Department motto. It is a public statement of our commitment to the Town of Darien and the people we serve.
I'm glad you visited our website. Check back frequently for updated information. We hope you enjoy all that Darien has to offer.
Duane J. Lovello
Chief of Police