The Darien Police Commission is pleased to announce that Captain Donald Anderson will be taking over as the Darien Police Department’s eleventh chief of police. Capt. Anderson will assume command of the department upon the retirement of Chief Ray Osborne at the end of the summer.
— an announcement from Darien Police Department
Captain Anderson has been a member of the Darien Police Department since 1983, and currently holds the position of captain of the Administrative Services Bureau.
Anderson was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 1999, lieutenant in 2000, and to his current rank of Captain in 2013. He has also served as a member of the Detective Division and as a member of the Specialized Accident Investigation Team.
Capt. Anderson is a state-certified Motor Vehicle Accident Investigation Instructor. Anderson is also a graduate of the 245th session of the FBI National Academy. He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Sacred Heart University and a master’s degree in criminal justice from Iona College.
He is the son of the late Bruce M. Anderson, who also served as Darien’s chief of police from Feb. 19, 1988 to July 3, 1993.
Chief Ray Osborne stated “I am extremely happy with the police commission’s decision to appoint Don Anderson as Darien’s next chief of police. In the coming weeks we will be working closely together to ensure a smooth transition. Don is a true professional and he is extremely qualified for this position. Congratulations to the future Chief Anderson.”
Editor’s note: Anderson and Osborne have said in the past that they became police officers in the department on the same day in 1983.