Leon Krolikowski

Recent Articles

Op-Ed: Police Chief Reflects on Veterans Day

Dear Editor:

Every day the men and women of the New Canaan Police Department protect and serve our town with great distinction. On Nov. 11, Veterans Day, we honor those who pledged to protect and serve our great country—our Veterans. Veterans Day honors the service and sacrifice of those who have served in the U.S. Military. I want to recognize the following Department members who have served in our military and continue to serve our town:

Commissioner Sperry DeCew-U.S. Army
Bill Ferri-U.S. Army
Jim George-U.S. Army
Aaron LaTourette-U.S. Marine Corps
Officer Geoff Lambert- U.S. Marine Corps
Officer Roy Adams-Connecticut Army National Guard
Officer Bryan Connolly-U.S. Coast Guard
Officer Rex Sprosta-U.S. Marine Corps
Officer Matt Marzano-U.S. Marine Corps
Officer Chris Dewey-U.S. Army and New York Army National Guard
Officer Stephan Tam-U.S. Army National Guard
Officer David Rivera-U.S. Air Force
Officer Matthew Blank- Connecticut Army National Guard
Officer Own Ochs- U.S. Army

Often our officers are not adequately recognized for the great work they do every day. Continue Reading →

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Police Chief: Tips for a Safe Halloween in New Canaan

Halloween is a fun holiday for kids, but can be a worrisome one for parents. To ensure that Halloween in our Town is as safe as possible all parents and children should follow the below safety recommendations. Candy Safety

Have a grown-up inspect your treats before eating. If you think candy has been tampered with contact our department at 203-594-3500. Never eat candy when the package is already opened-if unsure, throw the candy out. Continue Reading →

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Police Chief: Keeping Our College Students Safe

Very soon, hundreds of New Canaan students will move to a nearby city or across the country to pursue their studies. Becoming independent almost overnight comes with certain risks and responsibilities. Street crime is on the increase in most large U.S cities. It is also growing on campuses and in small communities. No college is immune to crime. Continue Reading →

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Police Chief on Memorial Day: Honoring U.S. Military Veterans Who Gave Their Lives ‘For Our Great Country’

On May 29, Memorial Day, we honor those veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice by giving their lives for our great country. Memorial Day honors their service and sacrifice. Nearly 1,000 veterans are buried in Lakeview Cemetery. As Memorial Day approaches, it’s a good time to remind the good and patriotic citizens of New Canaan to be aware of phony organizations who “solicit” on behalf of veterans. In the past and just recently, Peter Langenus, the commander of New Canaan’s Veterans of Foreign War Post 653 received telephone calls from shoppers who had been approached for a money donations in front of ACME. Continue Reading →

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Police Chief: ‘We Are Making the Investigation of Youth Parties Where Alcohol and Drugs Are Consumed a Priority’

As parents, we worry constantly about our children’s safety, especially when they grow old enough to be influenced by friends, the media, the Internet and other adults. The State of Connecticut’s Coalition to Stop Underage Drinking estimates that high-school student drinkers consume 35 percent of all wine coolers and 1.1 billion cans of beer annually. Subsequent risks and effects of underage drinking include an increase in injuries and fatalities, sexual offenses, and youthful involvement with illegal drugs. The New Canaan Perspective

The media and some adults (including parents) regard drinking (and recently the use of marijuana) as an essential element of socializing. Additionally, some underage drinkers obtain alcohol from their parents, from their own homes or from other adults who legitimize alcohol consumption as a rite of passage for minors. Continue Reading →

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