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Willimantic Police Department is located at 22 Meadow St, Willimantic, 06226 CT. The Chief of Police of the department is Lisa Maruzo-Bolduc. The Willimantic Police Department phone number is (860) 465-3135.
The Willi-P.D. Family remains united years, even decades after retirement! Depicted above from bottom/left in a clockwise fashion is: Rick Arborio, Ray Evans, Tom McCullough, John Wackerman, Rich Braman, Carl Caler, Marie Beck and Lisa Lester Thank You all for your service!
This past Saturday, September 8th, Lieutenant Matthew Solak had the honor of being asked to speak at the Matt’s Mission “Celebrates Recovery” event at Veteran’s Park in Jewett City, presenting on the topic of Police-Assisted Recovery. Matt’s Mission was founded by Kathleen Dufficy after the passing of her son Matthew as a result of substance abuse, and works to end the stigma of substance abuse addiction and facilitate treatment and recovery options, all here locally in eastern Connecticut. The Willimantic Police Department was very pleased to be represented at this important event. We would also like to thank Kathleen and the whole team at Matt’s Mission for their vital work, as well as supporting the idea of Police-Assisted Recovery in eastern Connecticut. Depicted in the above photograph is Lieutenant Matthew Solak (left) and John Schwartz (right) a volunteer recovery coordinator at CCAR on Main Street, Willimantic. Manchester, CT HOPE Initiative https://www.facebook.com/ManchesterCTHOPEInitiative/
On behalf of Willimantic Police Chief Roberto Rosado and the entire Willimantic Police Department, we would like to extend our deepest condolences to the South Windsor Police Department for the tragic loss of an exceptional South Windsor Police Sergeant. Matthew Mainieri, 41, lost his life in South Carolina trying to break up a fight while off duty. While selflessly coming to the aide of others he suffered a fatal head blow on September 2nd, 2018. Sergeant Mainieri was a decorated Officer who began his career in law enforcement in January of 1998, when he was hired as a community service officer. He became a police officer the following year. As he rose through the ranks from Officer to Sergeant, Mainieri served in the traffic and detective divisions. He was a member of the regional traffic unit and was an accident reconstruction expert. Mainieri also served on the regional emergency services team and was skilled at explosive breaching. Over his 20 year career, he received several awards, including the department’s Medal of Valor, the Chief’s Award, and certificates of commendation. The law enforcement community, especially all of us in Connecticut are mourning the loss of this great man!
The Citizens Police Academy is back in session again this Fall 2018. The Willimantic Police Department will be hosting a ten week Citizens Police Academy starting September 19th, 2018! This program is absolutely free and provides refreshments every session which are also free of charge! Sign up and be apart of this enlightening experience! In the spirit of transparency, the program tours you through the many facets of the profession! Please be advised, the deadline for submitting your application is September 7th, 2018. Unfortunately, if we do not receive enough submissions by the deadline, we will have no choice but to cancel this session! For additional information and to download the application and waiver forms please visit: www.willimanticpolice.org ♦️Please share this post if you know of anyone that would be interested in this great program!
Look out for one another, even if you are just the start of the ripple!
The volume of deaths in our community has skyrocketed in recent years as a result of the Heroin/Opioid crisis. The Willimantic Police Department is committed to assisting anyone that is willing to be helped. As first responders, Officers have first hand experience as it pertains to people in crisis. It is our aim to ensure that our Officers go above and beyond the call of duty to preserve life and to guide those in need of a little extra assistance.
On July 24th, there was a serious car crash on I-91 in Rocky Hill that resulted in a car seat being ejected from one of the vehicles, resulting in serious injuries to the child in it. Our thoughts and condolences are with everyone effected by this tragedy, and we would like to remind everyone about simple, effective ways to keep your littlest ones safe in the car. Because of our concern for the safety your little ones, we offer the service of properly fitting your car seat in your vehicle. Currently Officer Jonathan Lisee is the Willimantic Police Department’s certified child safety seat technician, we will be certifying more Officers in the near future also. Officer Lisee put together the following information to help keep everyone safe on the road! Additional Car Seat Tips: -Properly-fitted harness gives the best possible protection for your child. -The back seat is the safest place to ride for all children under age 13. Not all cars allow for a car seat in every place that has a seat belt. Check your car owner manual to see where you can put a car seat. -Wear your seat belt. We know that when adults wear seat belts, kids wear seat belts. So be a good example and buckle up for every ride. Be sure everyone in the vehicle buckles up also. -Never leave your child alone in a car, even for a minute. Officer Lisee is presently assigned to the day shift patrol, and he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about child safety seats. You can also contact him or the Police Dispatch center if you would like to have your child safety seats installed properly!
Congratulations to our 2018 Junior Youth Leadership Class !!Good luck this School Year!!
Apply Now! Citizens Police Academy! Application Deadline is September 7th!
Lieutenant Mathew Solak hosted an Alcohol Awareness and Prevention Class at the Willimantic Police Junior Youth Leadership Academy this past week! It’s imperative that our youth understand the risks alcohol and other toxins have on their developing minds, bodies and future!
Please be advised that parking for the Shaboo events at Jilson are listed as such! Be aware that there will be increased patrols in these areas!
Chief Rosado and Lieutenant Solak visited the departments’ first day of the Junior Youth Leadership Academy Class 2018. Chief Rosado imparted his encouragement to the young future leaders as they were getting acclimated to the Officers and their fellow peers. Lieutenant Solak administered an Alcohol prevention presentation that demonstrated the risks of intoxication as well as the physiological effects that they have on gross motor skills and perception. This is the second year that the Willimantic Police Department has hosted a week long Junior Youth Leadership Academy and this year the class is at full capacity at 32 attendees. The grades of the youth in attendance this year are 7th and 8th grade! The Department also hosts a Senior Youth Leadership Academy for grades 9th-12th, which graduated its third class last week.
This past Thursday, School Resource Officer Rivera and Officer Dupius spent the day at the Willimantic Cameo Summer Camp engaging in outdoors activities and games! The Officers also had an in depth talk with the youth in reference to the harms and consequences of bullying both in school and on social media! As always, positive interaction amongst the youth and the local Police Officers helps bridge the gap between the Police and our community!
Willimantic Police Officers pay a visit to the The Salvation Army - Willimantic, CT to spoke with the campers about several topics in a group setting! Topics included amongst other things: stranger danger, the dangers of ingesting unknown prescriptions and much more! The Officers also played games with the kids and put on a demonstration with the emergency response vehicle! As a bonus the kids got to take a brief ride in the vehicle!
Thanks to all of your help, Jackson’s parents have been reunited!!!
The Officers of the Willimantic Police Department extend our deepest condolences to the Weymouth Police Department as well as the friends and family of Massachusetts Police Officer Michael Chesna who was killed in the line of duty while courageously serving his community. Your service and sacrifice will not be forgotten! Thank you for your honorable service.