NCPD To Add Three New Officers


The New Canaan Police Department is adding three new officers to its ranks.

L-R: New Canaan Police Officers Brian Buckley, Carlos Prado and Austin Malizia. Photos courtesy of NCPD

Brian Buckley, 39, Austin Malizia, 33 and Carlos Prado, 25, will start recruit training April 5 at the Connecticut Police Academy’s 382nd training session in Meriden. The tentative graduation date for that class is during the first week of October, police said in a press release.

Buckley, a married Bethel resident, graduated from New Milford High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from Le Moyne College, where he majored in history. 

Malizia, who is engaged, lives in Norwalk with his fiancée and their two children. He’s a New Canaan High School graduate who earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from Southern Connecticut State University. Prior to being selected as a new officer, he held several positions as a social worker in the healthcare field. He’s also a volunteer with New Canaan Fire Company No. 1. 

Prado is single and lives in Fairfield. A Stamford High School graduate who earned a bachelor’s degree in nutritional science from the University of Connecticut, he’s a 2nd Lieutenant and Platoon Leader with the CT Army National Guard’s 248th Engineering Company. 

“After completion of the academy, they will undergo a minimum of 400 hours of field training with the New Canaan Police Department before being certified as Probationary Police Officers,” the press release said.

They’re three of more than 80 candidates who participated in the department’s recruitment process last fall, it said.

“They each successfully endured an intensive testing and selection process including a written examination, physical agility testing, interview panel, polygraph, psychological evaluation, background investigation, medical testing, and Police Commission interview,” the press release said.

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