Fairfield Police Department

  • Agency: Fairfield Police Department
  • Address: 100 Reef Road, Fairfield, 06824 CT
  • Chief: Gary MacNamara (Chief of Police)
Phone: 203 254 4800
Fax: 203 254 4868

Fairfield Police Department is located at 100 Reef Road, Fairfield, 06824 CT. The Chief of Police of the department is Gary MacNamara. The Fairfield Police Department phone number is 203 254 4800.

Fairfield Police Department News

There are still a few hours left to STUFF-A-CRUISER!!! Stop down now at Marshalls in Fairfield (700 Post Road)! This Winter Clothing Drive benefits the Bridgeport Rescue Mission! Stuff the Police Cruiser with new & gently used items for Men, Women and Children, including blankets, winter coats, winter gloves, winter hats, scarves, sweaters and underwear (new & packaged only please). Please ensure that gently used items are clean! Thank you for your support!

ROAD CLOSURE: Oldfield Road between Reef Road and Rowland Road will be CLOSED beginning at 10AM to approximately 4PM due to Gas Main construction. Traffic will be detoured as follows: ▪️Westbound traffic will travel south on Rowland, west on Paulding, north on Millard St., north on Reef Rd. ▪️Eastbound Traffic will be turned north on Reef Road to Post Rd. Town of Fairfield, CT Fairfield Fire Department Fairfield Public Schools

Help us STUFF-A-CRUISER on Friday, November 9, 2018 from 2PM-7PM at Marshalls in Fairfield (700 Post Road) Please join us and support this Winter Clothing Drive to benefit the Bridgeport Rescue Mission! Stuff the Police Cruiser with new & gently used items for Men, Women and Children, including blankets, winter coats, winter gloves, winter hats, scarves, sweaters and underwear (new & packaged only please). Please ensure that gently used items are clean! Thank you for your support!

Black Rock Turnpike Safety Study - Public Meeting Monday, November 5, 2018: Come learn about the DRAFT RECOMMENDATIONS to create a safer, more multimodal Black Rock Turnpike! When: Monday, November 5th at 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Where: Osborn Hill School, All-Purpose Room, 760 Stillson Rd, Fairfield Join the team to hear about the draft recommendations for the Black Rock Turnpike Safety Study. They will start off with a presentation followed by a chance for you to ask questions and provide feedback. Following the meeting, there will be a 2-week comment period for you to share any additional input on the draft recommendations. The comment period will close on Monday, November 19th. Have a comment or suggestion? Email the team at BlackRockStudy@fhiplan.com or submit a comment on the study website: http://bit.ly/blackrocksafetystudy

Fairfield Police Traffic Unit assisting Al's Angels in unloading 3,200 boxes and preparing to fill them with food for Thanksgiving and Christmas!

It’s only Day 1 of #NoShaveNovember and we’ve already raised over $1,000!!!!! Help us support Wes and the Connecticut Cancer Foundation! This year, the Fairfield Police Department has joined the online fundraising efforts of The Connecticut Cancer Foundation by creating an online fundraising team (www.fpdct.com/noshave) where we will be competing to raise funds against a number of other law enforcement agencies and individuals alike. Last year members of the Department raised over $3,000 and we hope to raise even more this year. The money we raise will help Connecticut cancer patients pay their basic living expenses, like rent, mortgage, and utilities, while they go through treatment. ONE HUNDRED PERCENT (100%) of your donation will go to Connecticut cancer patients. No Shave November will especially help 15 year-old Wes, our No Shave November Ambassador. Wes is bravely battling metastatic Ewing's sarcoma - because he is our Ambassador, his family will receive a large grant based on what No Shave November raises. The rest of the money we raise will go to Connecticut cancer patients throughout the year. Each day, 22,000 people die from cancer worldwide (WHO). There's a good chance that someone you know and love will be affected by this disease. Nearly half of cancer diagnoses and deaths are preventable. Each year, participants around the globe put down their razors and join the fight against cancer. Will you join us? Please support our officers with a donation of any size today! We appreciate your support and generosity! Go to www.fpdct.com/noshave to donate today!

Officer Braham of the School Safety Division celebrates Halloween with the Early Childhood Center!

Congratulations to our Jennings School SHAPE graduates! @ Jennings School

The Fairfield Police Department is proud to once again be participating in “No Shave November”, an annual fundraising and awareness effort during which participants from around the world, including many law enforcement agencies, have put down their razors to join the fight against cancer. Every dollar raised supports the efforts to fund cancer research and education, to help prevent the disease and aid those fighting the battle. Each whisker grown allows us to embrace our hair, which many cancer patients lose during treatment. Chief Chris Lyddy has authorized members of the Fairfield Police Department to participate in this event and has waived the standard facial hair grooming policy during the month of November in order to allow officers to grow out their facial hair in support of this national campaign. “No Shave November” challenges participants to forgo shaving in order to provoke conversation and raise cancer awareness. Members of the Fairfield Police Department are encouraged to donate the money that would typically be spent on shaving and grooming to this cause. The Fairfield Police Department has joined the online fundraising efforts of “No Shave November” by creating a fundraising team (www.fpdct.com/noshave) where we will be competing to raise funds against a number of other law enforcement agencies and individuals alike. Last year members of the Department raised over $3,000 and we hope to raise even more this year. Each day, 22,000 people die from cancer worldwide (WHO). There's a good chance that someone you know and love will be affected by this disease. Nearly half of cancer diagnoses and deaths are preventable. No-Shave November's mission is to not only raise funds for cancer research and treatment but to educate the population about preventative measures. Each year, participants around the globe put down their razors and join the fight against cancer. Will you join us? Please go to www.fpdct.com/noshave to learn more and contribute to our team effort. We appreciate your support and generosity!

HALLOWEEN SAFETY!! Everyone loves a good scare on Halloween, but not when it comes to child safety. There are several easy and effective behaviors that parents can share with kids to help reduce their risk of injury. HARD FACTS: On average, children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year. ~~TOP TIPS~~ 1. Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors. Since masks can sometimes obstruct a child’s vision, try non-toxic face paint and makeup whenever possible. 2. Have kids use glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers. 3. Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, remind them to stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups. 4. Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours. Drive with extra caution! 5. When selecting a costume make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls. ~~WALK SAFETY~~ 1. Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. 2. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. 3. Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street. 4. Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them. 5. Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings. 6. Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars. ~~TRICK OR TREAT WITH AN ADULT~~ 1. Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups. ~~KEEP COSTUMES BOTH CREATIVE AND SAFE~~ 1. Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors. 2. Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision. 3. Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers. 4. When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls. ~~DRIVE EXTRA SAFE ON HALLOWEEN~~ 1. Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways. 2. Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs. 3. Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully. 4. Eliminate any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings. 5. Drive slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances. 6. Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours. For more Halloween Safety Tips, go to www.safekids.org/halloween! Source: www.safekids.org

Riverfield School supporting Pink Day with the School Safety Division! #PinkPledge

Multiple road closures due to flooding. For an updated map of closures go to: https://veoci.com/veoci/p/map/r/2nssgt5ey8 ▪️Fairfield Beach Road, west of Reef Road is closed due to flooding. ▪️Entrance to South Benson Marina closed as a result of flooding. ▪️Reef Road Closed South of Edward St ▪️Black Rock Turnpike at Bridgeport City Line blocked by flooding condition. ▪️ Harbor Road impassable between Center Street & Westway Road.

‪Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect for our area until 3PM. Tides 2.5-3.5 feet above normal. Water is rising along Fairfield Beach Road which is impassable from the 1200 block on. Emergency personnel on scene assisting in evacuating residents if necessary. Fairfield Fire Department Town of Fairfield, CT

STORM ROAD CLOSURE MAP: The Town of Fairfield's Office of Emergency Management has created a public map which will display all known emergency road closures due to flooding, trees, wires and disabled vehicles that have been reported to our Emergency Communications Center. A link to this map can be found below and on the Town's Storm Page (www.fairfieldct.org/storm ). The map will be updated frequently during major storms and other emergencies. This project is in development and additional features and functions will be added in the near future. We hope that this map will be a valuable resource for Town residents. During storms it remains our recommendation that residents stay off the roads for safety to avoid creating additional emergencies and to allow emergency services to respond and to clear roads. https://veoci.com/veoci/p/map/r/2nssgt5ey8

CODE RED MESSAGE: A Nor’easter storm is expected to impact Fairfield during the over nights hours and continuing through the day tomorrow. We are expecting up to 2 inches of rain, high winds, and storm surge in the beach area. The storm is expected to cause isolated power outages throughout the town. Residents are asked to check storm drains in their neighborhoods to ensure they are free from debris. Please remember to treat all downed wires as if they are live. Power outages should be reported directly to United Illuminating at 800.722.5584. Specific to Fairfield Beach Area: We are expecting that Fairfield Beach Road will become impassable by 10:00 AM on Saturday and remain flooded through 4:00 PM on Saturday. We anticipate closing Fairfield Beach Road at Reef Road by 10:00 AM. Residents are urged to move their cars to higher ground this evening. All parking restrictions are lifted for Veterans Park, the Fairfield Railroad Station, and the Mill Plain Road Commuter Lot. Sent: 10/26/18 at 5PM

In preparation for this weekend's Nor’easter, the Office of Emergency Management is requesting that residents who are able, make sure that both public and private storm drains are cleared of leaves and debris to allow runoff to efficiently reach the storm drainage system and reduce potential flooding. Thank you for your assistance.

The men and women of the Fairfield Police Department congratulate Chief Gary MacNamara on his retirement and wish him the best in his future endeavors! Chief MacNamara began his career with the Fairfield Police Department as a patrol officer in January 1988. He continued on to serve as a Field Training Officer and was temporarily assigned to an Auto Theft Task Force. MacNamara was promoted to Sergeant in 1998, Lieutenant in 2001 and Captain in 2006. He has also served in the capacity of a Detective and Detective Sergeant. Prior to becoming Chief, MacNamara served as the Deputy Chief of Police with duties that included overseeing the Field Services Division. He has overseen the Emergency Response Team, Hostage Negotiation Team, Training Unit, Internal Affairs, Accreditation and Public Information. MacNamara was sworn in as Chief of Police in 2010. In 2002, MacNamara was the lead negotiator at Fairfield University where he successfully negotiated the release of 27 students and a professor held hostage on the campus by a subject claiming to possess an explosive device. That same year, MacNamara was a Fairfield County Hero Award nominee for courage, dedication and commitment to Public service, and Police officer of the year for the Bridgeport Exchange Club. Chief MacNamara has taught in a variety of areas including Critical Incident Response, Interview and Interrogation techniques, auto theft, internet safety for both children and parents, school violence and hostage negotiations. MacNamara is a 2004 graduate of the FBI National Academy (219), as well as a 2009 graduate of the FBI LEEDS Session #61. He is also an adjunct professor at POST University. MacNamara is ever present in the media and was a former journalist for the Justice Journal where he wrote a monthly column called "What if." He has appeared as the co-host of a local public access television series “Just the facts” and has appeared on the NBC Today Show, Geraldo Show, MSNBC Live, Dateline NBC and the Line-up on Fox News. MacNamara has become a vocal supporter of victims of domestic violence, and each spring, dons red high heels to “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.” Chief MacNamara holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Law Enforcement Science and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of New Haven, Connecticut. Chief, thank you for your many years of service to the Town of Fairfield, CT and to the men and women of this Department. You will be missed and we wish you all the best at Sacred Heart University! Be safe and Godspeed Sir!

WEATHER ALERT 10/26/18: ▪️ Heavy rain of 1 to 2 inches is expected late tonight through Saturday afternoon, with locally 2 to 3 inches possible across Eastern Long Island and Southeastern Connecticut. ▪️ Strong winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts of 40 to 50 mph are likely late tonight through Saturday afternoon. ▪️ Widespread minor to moderate coastal flood impacts (2 to 2 ½ ft of inundation above ground) are expected across the entire coastline on Saturday. ▪️ Gale and Storm conditions are expected on the nearshore waters late tonight through Saturday. For information and helpful tips on storm preparations, please go to fairfieldct.org/prepare. Stay tuned to local media for updates.

On 10/23/18 at approximately 4:30 PM, police received a report of a male in a vehicle, exposing himself in plain view of a juvenile passerby, possibly intentionally. The vehicle was reported to have pulled over in the area of Post Road and Beach Road. The suspicious male was described as a white male in his thirties, wearing a white sweater. The vehicle was described as a black, older model, two door, possible Ford Mustang. Please take note of the description and remain vigilant in observing and reporting any suspicious persons, vehicles, or behaviors to the police at (203) 254‐4800 or Dial 911 in an Emergency. In the neighborhood setting, parents should: - Remain vigilant in observing and reporting any suspicious vehicles, persons, activities, or anything that is otherwise not normal for their area. - Regularly reinforce with their children that they should avoid suspicious persons and vehicles. - Encourage their children to talk about anything suspicious they observe throughout their day, and encourage them to immediately tell an adult they trust if they have had an encounter that they feel was not normal. In the school setting, parents and school staff should remind children/students that they should: - Walk home in a group or with a buddy. - Use routes that are more populated, unobstructed, and well lit. - Always avoid any strangers attempting to engage them in a conversation. - Never approach a strange vehicle. - Immediately tell an adult they trust if they think they have been followed. Please do not hesitate to report any strange persons, vehicles, or activity that you or your children may have observed. Released on 10/24/18 by: Sergeant Eddie Weihe Fairfield Police Department School Safety Division https://www.fpdct.com/suspicious-person-10-23-18/

WEATHER UPDATES FOR THURSDAY 10/11/18: FLASH FLOOD WATCH in effect for Thursday afternoon through Thursday night. One to two inches of rain is forecast with the potential for locally higher amounts. PLEASE TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS AND DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH A FLOODED ROADWAY. The combination of an approaching active cold front and the advance of Hurricane Michael off the Mid Atlantic coast will cause the likelihood of HEAVY RAIN across our region Thursday and Thursday night. Stay tuned to local media for updates.

SHOOTING INVESTIGATION: On Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at approximately 9:07pm, the Fairfield Police Department Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call from an employee at Wings Over Fairfield, 2075 Black Rock Tnpk, reporting that a male was shot in the rear of the building. Police were on scene within seconds of the 911 call and were directed to the rear of the building where they found a male lying on his back in the rear hallway of the establishment. Fairfield Police Officers immediately rendered first aid to the male victim who was suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. The victim was transported to Saint Vincent’s Medical Center where he underwent emergency surgery and is currently listed in critical condition. The name of the victim is being withheld at this time pending notification of family. A preliminary investigation and evidence recovered at the scene revealed that this is an isolated incident and that there is no public threat. At this time, it is believed the male victim accidentally discharged his own firearm. The incident is being investigated by the Fairfield Police Department Detective Bureau. http://ow.ly/Ibsr30maWia

STOLEN VEHICLE CRASHES HEAD-ON INTO POLICE VEHICLE, 5 SUBJECTS ARRESTED FOUR ADULTS, ONE JUVENILE TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AFTER STOLEN CAR CRASH On October 8, 2018 at approximately 4:11 a.m., an officer patrolling the area of Pequot Avenue in Southport observed a suspicious vehicle traveling on Westway Road. As the officer began to investigate, the vehicle traveled at a high rate of speed down Old South Road. While the officer was traveling west on Pequot Avenue the suspect vehicle swerved into his lane, across the centerline and struck the police car head-on. Three male subjects fled from the vehicle, while two female subjects remained in the vehicle and were apprehended by responding officers. Westport Police K-9 responded to assist with a track and led officers to the area of Westford Drive. Officers set up a perimeter and located all three subjects in the area of Westford Drive. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle they were operating was stolen from Waterbury. Contents located in the stolen vehicle led to the discovery of several thefts from motor vehicles in the area of Henderson Road and a stolen Mercedes Benz from Cedar Road. The Fairfield Police Crash Reconstruction Unit is investigating the collision with the police vehicle. Jose Diaz (12/26/98) was arrested and charged with C.G.S. Risk of Injury to a Minor, Criminal Attempt at Assault 1st, Burglary 3rd Degree, Conspiracy to commit Burglary 3rd Degree, Larceny 1st Degree, Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 1st Degree, Larceny 2nd Degree, Larceny 6th Degree, Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 6th Degree, and Interfering with an Officer. He was also issued a Motor Vehicle Summons for 14-222 Reckless Driving, 14-236 Failure to Drive in Proper Lane, 14-224(b)2, Evading with Injury, and 14-36a No License. He is currently being held in lieu of $20,000 bond and scheduled to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court on 10/16/2018. Joseph Frazier (5/10/98) was arrested and charged with Burglary 3rd Degree, Conspiracy to commit Burglary 3rd Degree, Larceny 1st Degree, Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 1st Degree, Larceny 2nd Degree, Larceny 6th Degree, Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 6th Degree, and Interfering with an Officer. He is currently being held in lieu of $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court on 10/16/2018 Averie Reyes (6/11/99), was arrested and charged with Burglary 3rd Degree, Conspiracy to commit Burglary 3rd Degree, Larceny 1st Degree, Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 1st Degree, Larceny 2nd Degree, Larceny 6th Degree, and Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 6th Degree. She is currently being held in lieu of $2,500 bond and scheduled to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court on 10/16/2018 Jasmine Smith (7/15/99), was arrested and charged with Burglary 3rd Degree, Conspiracy to commit Burglary 3rd Degree, Larceny 1st Degree, Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 1st Degree, Larceny 2nd Degree, Larceny 6th Degree, and Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 6th Degree. She is currently being held in lieu of $10,000 bond and scheduled to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court on 10/16/2018 A 15 year-old Juvenile, was arrested and charged with Burglary 3rd Degree, Conspiracy to commit Burglary 3rd Degree, Larceny 1st Degree, Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 1st Degree, Larceny 2nd Degree, Larceny 6th Degree, and Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 6th Degree. The juvenile was transferred to a Hartford Juvenile Detention Center and scheduled to appear in Juvenile Court on 10/29/2018. ARREST INFORMATION DOES NOT INDICATE CONVICTIONS. ALL ARRESTED/ACCUSED PERSONS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNLESS AND UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY. THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INCLUSIVE OF RECENT ARRESTS OR EVENTS. INFORMATION SHOULD BE USED AT YOUR DISCRETION AS UPDATES MAY BE PENDING. NAMES AND ADDRESSES MAY NOT BE ACCURATE AT THE TIME OF POSTING.

Come on out to Saugatuck Sweets Fairfield and join us for a special Pink Pledge day today with breast cancer survivor scoopers ! Here until 4pm! 🍦💕 Fairfield Police “Justice for a Cure” shirts will be on sale with all proceeds going to the #PinkPledge! Limited quantity so get yours while they last!

Officers have responded to 5 vehicles that stalled in standing water so far this evening. Standing water in a roadway may not appear as deep as it is. DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH IT! You will get stuck. (Kings Highway East at Chambers Street)