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Darien Police Chief Duane Lovello Announces Retirement — to Leave Feb 15

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Darien Police Chief Duane J. Lovello, a 35-year veteran of the Darien Police Department, will retire on Feb 15, 2017.  Lovello notified the Darien Police Commission and First Selectman Jayme Stevenson of his decision earlier this week. “It’s just time.  I’ve had a career that was challenging, rewarding and fulfilling.  I am going to miss it, but it’s the right time for me to move on.”

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Want to Buy Darien’s Former Police Boat? Make a Bid

Marine Unit Police Boat 911-15-16
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After nearly a decade patrolling the waters off Darien’s shores and sometimes rescuing boaters, Darien Police Department is selling its 26-foot, 2007 Glacier Bay 2690 patrol boat to the highest bidder. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Police Sergeant Recognized by U.S. Justice Dept Data & Science Program

Jeremiah Johnson 9-18-16
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Darien Police Sergeant Jeremiah Johnson, Ph.D., is one of 11 law enforcement professionals nationwide to be selected for participation in the U.S. Department of Justice National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) program.  (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Police Website Now Has ‘Resources Toolbox’ for Families, Friends of People with Destructive Behaviors

Resources Tool Box web page Darien Police Department 9-14-16
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Darien police announced Wednesday that its website now has a “Resources Toolbox” for families, friends and caregivers of people with various destructive behaviors, like drug-taking, bullying, suicide or dating violence. (more…) Continue Reading →

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UPDATE: More Details Emerge on Alleged Racial Profiling Stop of Black Man in Tokeneke

Matthew McGee Racial Profiling Allegation 7-25-16
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More details came out Monday about a recent Darien police traffic stop of a black man who was riding his bicycle to work in Tokeneke that is alleged to have been a case of racial profiling. The details have come from both police and the man who was stopped. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police Commission Promotes Lt. Raymond Osborne to Captain, Several Others Move up in Ranks

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Darien police Lt. Raymond Osborne will become a captain, two sergeants will be promoted to lieutenant and two detectives will be promoted to sergeant, the Police Commission decided Wednesday in a series of moves to fill recent vacancies in the department. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Seven Darien Police Officers Commended for Arresting Vehicle Burglary Suspects

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Seven Darien police officers have been commended by Police Chief Duane Lovello for their work in arresting two teenagers accused of overnight thefts from 14 vehicles parked on and around Intervale Road in May. (more…) Continue Reading →

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First Selectman Gets Complaints About Phony Reports to Police Digital Tip Line

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Darien Police Captain Donald Anderson said the department is pretty pleased with its new digital tip line that not only allows people to send in an anonymous tip, but allows them to keep their anonymity if police send them a message asking for more information. (more…) Continue Reading →

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