Darien Police Department

  • Agency: Darien Police Department
  • Address: 25 Hecker Avenue, Darien, 06820 CT
  • Chief: Duane J Lovello (Chief of Police)
Phone: (203) 662-5300
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Darien Police Department is located at 25 Hecker Avenue, Darien, 06820 CT. The Chief of Police of the department is Duane J Lovello. The Darien Police Department phone number is (203) 662-5300.

Darien Police Department News

Congratulations to Ofc. T.C. Isaac for his outstanding commitment to traffic safety! @aaanortheast recognized his effort this past week presenting him with the “Traffic Safety Hero of the Year” award. The Darien Police Department was also recognized and presented with the “Gold Award” for achievement in traffic safety and the ongoing commitment to educating and protecting the citizens of our community! Pictured L to R Captain John Lawlor, Chief Ray Osborne, Ofc. Isaac, and Frances Mayo, Public Affairs Specialist for AAA Northeast. #darienpolice #darienct #trafficsafety

“COPS & KIDS” program is collecting household goods at Palmer’s Market today for Darien Human Services, to distribute to less fortunate. It’s breezy out here!! #darienpolice #darienct #copsandkids

The Town of Darien is now hiring School Crossing Guards: Download applications at http://www.darienct.gov/HR

Thank you “Ofc. Finn” for inviting our officers to your Halloween Pizza Party! It was great to meet you! Trick or Treat! 🎃 👻 #darienpolice #darienct #happyhalloween

Tips for a Safe Halloween PARENTS • Be familiar with the neighborhood where your children will be trick-or-treating. • Set a specific time for your child/children to be out. • Instruct your children NEVER to enter any homes. • Inspect all treats before allowing children to eat them. • Avoid having children carry replica firearms, swords, or toys which can be mistaken for the real thing. • Teach children their home and/or parent’s cellular phone number in case they get lost. TRICK-OR-TREATERS • Obey all traffic signals and look in all directions when crossing the street. If there are no side-walks stay as far left of the roadway as possible. • Only trick-or-treat at homes with their porch light on. Never approach a car offering candy. • Wait until you get home before eating any treats. HOMEOWNERS • Turn on your porch light so children know it is all right to visit your home. • If you are placing a Jack-O-Lantern on your porch, place a glow stick inside instead of a candle. • Keep pets away from children. • Immediately notify the Darien Police Department of any suspicious activity (203-662-5300.) Dial 911 in case of an emergency MOTORISTS • Drive slowly and cautiously. • Look for children walking on the street, running, and darting in between parked vehicles. • Do not use your cell phone and Never drink and drive.

Happy Halloween!! The Darien Police Association has provided “Trick or Treat” bags for every Darien elementary school student this year. The bags, which are reflective and feature safety tips, were distributed to each Darien elementary school this week by Darien Police School Liaison Officers. Have a safe night and a great time and we’ll see you out there! #darienct #darienpolice #halloweensafety

LOOKING TO IDENTIFY The pictured male was involved in the armed robbery of a gas station at the corner of Post Rd. and Corbin Dr. If anyone believes they know the identity of the pictured suspect, they are asked to contact the Darien Police Detective Bureau at 203.662.5330.

A Message From The Town of Darien Municipal Animal Control Officer: Beginning November 1, 2018 citations will be issued to any dog owners found delinquent of renewing or obtaining a dog license. Dog licensing is due every June 1st to the 30th. Licenses can ONLY be obtained or renewed through the Town Clerk's Office at Darien Town Hall. Renewals can be completed annually through the mail during the month of June. A current rabies certificate is needed to obtain the license as well. Any questions should be directed to the Town of Darien Municipal Animal Control Officer (MACO) at 203-662-5345. #darienpolice #darienct #doglicense

Certain areas of town are being affected by the heavy rains that have begun. Please do not drive around police barricades or through flooded roadways. #darienct #darienpolice

Thank you @starbucks_darien and all who visited with us during “National Coffee With A Cop Day” today! We thoroughly enjoyed meeting and chatting with everyone! @k9__kenny @starbucks @senatorduff @cwacswag #darienpolice #darienct #coffeewithacop #policek9

Today (Wednesday) 10/3, you’ll get a test emergency alert message on your phone at 2:18 PM EDT. This is a nationwide test of the Wireless Emergency Alert system, done by @fema and @fcc to ensure that during a major national emergency affecting public safety, it will be possible to alert people quickly. What to expect: 1️⃣ You’ll hear a loud tone & vibration. 2️⃣ A message box will pop up on the screen and will show a message that starts with “THIS IS A TEST”. 3️⃣ If you’re watching TV or listening to the radio, you may also see or hear a test message around the same time. For a public service announcement regarding today’s alert, please follow: https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/videos/171327

Don’t forget to join us this morning for “National Coffee With A Cop Day” at the Darien Starbucks 10am - 12pm #darienpolice #darienct #coffeewithacop @k9__kenny @darienpd_k9argo @starbucks_darien @starbucks @cwacswag

Stephen Mather Rd between Brookside Rd and Mansfield Ave remains closed due to fallen trees and downed power lines. Please avoid the area. Roadway flooding that closed several roads last evening and overnight, has subsided and all locations have reopened. #darienpolice #darienct

* Tornado Warning for... South central Fairfield County in southern Connecticut... * Until 600 PM EDT. * At 533 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over New Canaan, moving east at 20 mph. HAZARD...Tornado and ping pong ball size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated rotation. IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is likely. * This dangerous storm will be near... Norwalk around 540 PM EDT. Westport around 555 PM EDT. TORNADO...RADAR INDICATED HAIL... Heavy rain and flooding are obviously possible. Tune into local media sources for more info.

Please join the DDAC and YWCA at DARIEN’S FAMILY FUN DAY 06820 on Sept 29, 2018 from 1:00-4:00pm at Hindley School with a rain date of Oct 13. It will be an afternoon for you and your family, including pets, to join your community members for activities and crafts to brighten your day and put a smile on your face while “lighting the path to positive relationships”. Suggested donation upon entry. Event will include: Adopt a pet, free bicycle helmets (limited numbers available), car seat installation, touch a truck, face painting, games, food and fun. Net proceeds from DARIEN’S FAMILY FUN DAY will support awareness, educational, and prevention initiatives in Darien. Proceeds will also fund victim services provided by the Domestic Violence Crisis Center and the Center for Family Justice and a newly established fund called “Wings of Hope”.

As we’ve previously mentioned, please do not attempt to drive through flooded areas. Bottom photo of Heights Rd courtesy of @palmersmarket #darienpolice #darienct

Currently Rte. 1 at Tokeneke Road in Darien is closed due to a flooded underpass. Please seek alternate routes and do not attempt to drive through flooded roadways. #darienpolice #darienct

The Darien Police Department has partnered once again with @the_darien_depot for another exciting season of “Cops & Kids Adventures!” This year kicked off this past Saturday with a meet and greet pizza party. #darienpolice #darienct #copsandkids @k9__kenny

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: DHS Open House ISSUED BY: Lt. Jeremiah P. Marron Jr. Due to the traditionally large turnout for the Darien High School Open House, the Darien Police Department advises that the following traffic regulations are being put into effect for the area surrounding Darien High School on September 20, 2018 starting at 6:00 P.M. • All traffic will enter the High School grounds via Noroton Ave. Vehicular traffic will not be permitted to enter the area via High School Lane, Nutmeg Lane, Holly Lane, or Libby Lane. Officers will be present to direct all vehicles to appropriate and designated parking areas. • All vehicles will be properly parked so as to facilitate and expedite the safe flow of vehicles at the conclusion. • Vehicles will be parked on both sides of Nutmeg Lane and High School Lane facing away from Darien High School. • Motorists are asked to pay particular attention to posted “No Parking” areas. Previous experiences have resulted in illegally parked vehicles blocking driveways or restricting access to emergency vehicles. Improperly parked vehicles causing restrictions of this type will be towed. • As on-site parking is limited for an event of this type, all attendees and guests are requested to carpool. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Join us for our fall @coffeewithacop event!! Save the date: Wednesday October 3rd from 10:00-12:00pm at @starbucks_darien located at 815 Post Road, Darien. This is a great opportunity to get to know the officers that work in your community!! @starbucks #darien #darienct #darienpolice #communitypolicing #coffeewithacop #Starbucks #nationalcoffeewithacopday

We didn’t get to swing the bats tonight courtesy of the inclement weather, but as always, it was great to get together with our brothers and sisters from @newcanaanpolice to commemorate and honor the lives of Ofc. Kenneth Bateman and Ofc. James Martin. RIP brothers. #officerdown #neverforget #invalorthereishope #darienpolice #darienct #thinblueline #odmp

#Repost @k9__kenny with @get_repost ・・・ On 8/17/2018, Darien Police patrol officers responded to the I-95 NB rest area in Darien on a report of an erratic operator. Upon arriving at that location, officers located the suspect on foot inside the building. It was subsequently determined that the suspect was in possession of a quantity of suspected heroin. A K9 motor vehicle search was conducted using K9 Kenny with K9 alerting to the presence of narcotic on the exterior and interior of the vehicle. Located within the vehicle were 67 bags of heroin equaling 17.2 grams, 1 Xanax bar, 6 methadone pills and a grinder. The suspect was taken into custody by Connecticut State Police on scene. Great example of agencies working together to combat the growing opiate problem in our area. @ct_state_police @darien_police #darienct #policek9

The Darien Police Department, in cooperation with the Darien Depot Youth Center, is proud to announce the beginning of the 9th year of the highly successful “Cops and Kids Adventures” program. This program began 8 years ago when members of the Police Department and the Depot decided to apply for a grant through the State of CT Office of Policy and Management. The grant was for the establishment of a program that united police officers and juveniles in a positive way to build relationships. Darien was awarded the grant, and the program was extremely successful in its first year. Darien applied for, and was awarded, the grant the following two years as well based on the program’s success. Unfortunately, the limitations on the grant award allowed recipients to only receive the money for three years. Due to the success of the program, and the Police Department’s commitment to fostering positive relationships with Darien youth, the Department adopted the program as part of its annual budget to ensure its continuance. The program has continued to be successful every year, with application volumes usually resulting in a “waiting list.” The program runs from September to May, meeting once a month. The group of officers and kids will participate in fun adventures together, as well as come up with a community-service project that they will execute. Examples of past years projects include a supply drive for the Darien Human Services Department and providing free smoke and carbon-monoxide detectors for residents in need. This year’s outreach program will consist of collections for the Darien Human Services pantry. Registration for the “Cops & Kids Adventures” program has begun. The program is free to participants and will be limited to the first 20 applicants. This program is for 6-8th graders living in Darien attending public, private or home-schooled. Due date is Friday, September 7, 2018. Applications are available on The Depot's website www.dariendepot.com #darienpolice #copsandkids #communitypolicing #darienct

PRESS RELEASE: Connecticut Launches Text-to-911 Capability Issued By: Lt. Jeremiah P. Marron Jr. The State of Connecticut has launched a new Text-to-911 capability as part of the state’s new Next Generation 9-1-1 Emergency Telecommunications System. Text-to-911 provides residents with the ability to send a text message to 9-1-1 from a handheld device in emergency situations when it is either unsafe or they are unable to place a voice call. The system, which is available statewide, is now in effect. Residents should be cautioned that voice calls to 9-1-1 remain the best and fastest way to contact emergency services whenever it is feasible to do so. Text-to-911 is only intended to be used when absolutely necessary or needed. Text-to-911 is specifically intended for individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability. It is also intended to be used when people are in certain situations that would be unsafe or impractical to place an audible voice call, such as during a home invasion, an act of domestic violence, or active mass shooting, and also during medical emergencies that render a person incapable of speech. The Text-to-911 feature was added to enhance the public’s safety and wellbeing and it could save lives, especially for those with hearing and speech impairments and anyone in a situation where silence is essential to their safety when summoning help. To use Text-to-911, enter the numbers “911” in the “to” or “recipient” field on a mobile phone or other handheld device. Text a brief message that includes the location of the emergency and what services are needed (police, fire, ambulance). After that, answer questions and follow instructions from the 9-1-1 call center. Connecticut’s 9-1-1 Emergency Telecommunications System is maintained and operated by DESPP’s Division of Statewide Emergency Telecommunications. To make residents aware of the new capability and educate on the proper uses, DESPP has launched a public education campaign that will include television and radio spots, online and cinema advertising, social media alerts, and outreach to targeted populations. ###