Letter from St. Luke’s Thanking New Canaan Police

Police Chief Leon Krolikowski shared the following letter of appreciation at the Feb. 16 meeting of the Police Commission. It was sent by St. Luke’s School Director of Safety and Security Gerald McMahon on Jan. 13, in the days that followed the death of Teddy Balkin:

“Chief Krolikowski, thank you and your department for the trends outpouring of support it has sent to St.

NCPD: Coughlin Receives ‘Stephen W. Wood Officer of the Year’ Award; Gannon, Callinan Promoted

New Canaan Police Department’s Sgt. Louis Gannon was promoted to lieutenant while Thomas Callinan was promoted to sergeant during a ceremony held Thursday at New Canaan High School’s Wagner Room. The announcement was made in December and the promotions took place Jan. 2, but the traditional ceremony was postponed to February 10. Gannon has been with the department for 30 years, serving as patrol sergeant, youth officer, training officer, investigator and, most recently, acting lieutenant.

Letters of Appreciation for New Canaan Police

The following letters of appreciation were shared at the Jan. 19 Police Commission meeting by Chief Leon Krolikowski. ***


I happened to attend today’s ‘Coffee with a Cop’ at Lapham this afternoon. I was very impressed by the two officers’ presentation, they showed the utmost professionalism and that reflects on the excellent training and leadership they receive under your command. The presentation was very informative and will contribute to our community’s safety.