Darien Police Department 2019

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Selectmen Approve New Fee Scale for False Alarms, Send Recommendation to RTM

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The first time a property sends out a false fire alarm or burglar alarm, the town fines the alarm owner $100, and in the future, the second fine should be $150 and all future fines within a year of the first alarm should be $250. That’s the Board of Selectmen’s recommendation, decided in a 4-0 vote Monday night, to the Representative Town Meeting. The proposal would increase the second and third fines. Currently, they all stand at $100. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Board of Selectmen Choose Kevin Cunningham for Police Commission to Succeed Paul Johnson

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With Police Commission Chairman Paul Johnson deciding to retire from his seat on that board, probably in September, the Board of Selectmen voted 3-2 on Thursday night to name Kevin Cunningham, a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission, as his replacement. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Fines for False Fire Alarms May Go Up, Selectmen Hope That Cuts the Number of Fire Horn Blasts

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Members of the Board of Selectmen recently discussed whether or not to increase the fines for false alarms as one way to reduce the number of times the loud horns blast downtown to call volunteer firefighters. Reducing the number of false alarms would also help the volunteers by reducing their wasted time, selectmen said at a board meeting. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Police Department’s ‘CrimeMap’ Feature Has Some Unreliable Reports

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A comparison of Darien Police Department website’s CrimeMapping.com feature and the department’s weekly news release about police reports showed a few inconsistencies this week. A department spokesman said some inaccuracies or missing information cropped up in both communication channels. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police Chief Raymond Osborne to Retire Sept 1 After Two Years Running the Department

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Darien Police Chief Ray Osborne, a 35-year veteran of the Darien Police Department, has announced he will retire later this year on Sept. 1. Osborne notified the Darien Police Commission and First Selectman Jayme Stevenson earlier this week. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Police to Observe Autism Awareness Month with Vehicle Magnet, Training Seminar, Even Goodie Bags

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The Darien Police Department is a proud supporter of Autism Awareness Month.  Throughout the month of April, we will be joining hundreds of other agencies across the country in displaying a special Autism Awareness magnet on our police vehicles as part of the “Autism Patch Challenge.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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