Darien Police Commission Promotes Three Officers

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On March 16, 2017, the Darien Police Commission announced the following promotions that will take effect on Sunday, March 19:

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an announcement from Darien Police Department. These promotions follow vacancies resulting from the resignation of former Chief Duane Lovello, who was replaced by Ray Osborne, formerly a captain in the department.

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Promoted to Captain: Lieutenant John P. Lawlor

Captain John Lawlor is a thirty-one year veteran of the Department. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2000 and Lieutenant in 2013 where he served as a supervisor in the Patrol and Training divisions.

Captain Darien Police 03-17-17He instituted the Department’s Crisis Intervention Team and also the Department’s Project Lifesaver program. Captain Lawlor is a member of the School Safety Committee and is a long standing member of the Department’s SCUBA team and the Southwest Regional Emergency Response Team.

He is a 2007 graduate of the Fairfield County Detective School and a 2014 graduate of Roger Williams University Mid-Level Police Management Program. Captain Lawlor holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Iona College and a master’s degree in social work from Fordham University.

He is a licensed clinical social worker and volunteers in the marriage ministry at his church. Captain Lawlor will be supervising the Field Services Bureau.

Promoted to Lieutenant: Sergeant Jeremiah P. Marron Jr.

Lt. Jeremiah P. Marron Jr. is a twenty-one year veteran of the Department. Graduating from the Connecticut Police Academy in 1996, Marron has been assigned to the Detective Division as a supervisor for the past three years.

Jeremiah Marron Brian Malagrida DEA Heroin Investigation

Jeremiah Marron Jr. (right) gets a certificate of appreciation from Brian Malagrida of the DEA Bridgeport resident office on Tuesday.

In June of 2006, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and was assigned to the Patrol Division. Marron served on the Southwest Regional Emergency Response Team (SWAT) for nine years and was a field training officer for six years. He is the Department’s Public Information Officer and currently is a member of the SCUBA Team serving as a rescue diver.

Marron is also the Selective Enforcement Unit, K-9 Unit and Accident Investigation Team supervisor. Marron is a 2016 recipient of the United States Attorney’s Award and holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Sacred Heart University.

In addition, he is a 2009 graduate of the Roger Williams University First Line Supervisor School, and a 2012 graduate of the University of New March 17, 2017 2 Haven Center For Advanced Policing, Innovation In Police Management Program. Marron will be assigned to the Patrol Division.

Promoted to Sergeant: Detective Nicholas S. Aranzullo

Sgt. Nicholas Aranzullo is a 12-year veteran of the Department. Currently assigned to the Detective Division, he graduated from the Connecticut Police Academy in 2005.

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Former Darien Police K-9 Unit: Nicholas Aranzullo, then K-9 handler, and K-9 Zulu, now retired.

In 2008, Aranzullo and Marron spearheaded the initiative to form the Darien Police Department’s first K9 Unit. In 2009, he was selected to be the Department’s first K9 handler.

Aranzullo and his partner, K9 “Zulu” worked in the Patrol Division where they were the recipients of numerous awards and commendations. K9 “Zulu” was retired from service in October of 2016 at which time Sgt. Aranzullo was reassigned to the Detective Division.

Aranzullo is a graduate of Roger Williams University where he received a B.S. in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology. He will be assigned to the Patrol Division.