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. ***

Leon,

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.

Praise for Officer Who Fielded Suicide Threat-Related Call: NCPD Letters of Appreciation

The following letters of appreciation for New Canaan Police Department officers were made public during the Feb. 27 meeting of the Police Commission, by Chief Leon Krolikowski. ***

Officer Roberto Lopez

“I am writing this memo on behalf of exemplary service that was put forth by Officer Lopez regarding a recent suicidal party investigation. On 1/27/19 Officer Lopez was assigned to Dispatch, and was in the process of training Officer [Kelly] Coughlin for the role of dispatcher. At approximately 1615 hours he received a call from a female party that had made suicidal statements to a former dating partner.

‘A True Team Effort’: Letters of Appreciation for New Canaan Police Officers

The following letters of appreciation for New Canaan Police Department officers were made public during the Oct. 17 meeting of the Police Commission, by Chief Leon Krolikowski. ***

Officers Shane Gibson, Chris Dewey, Will Sheehan, Nicole Vartuli and Robert Rizzitelli

“On Tuesday Oct. 02, 2018, the National Weather Service confirmed that an EF1 Tornado touched down in New Canaan and last from 1729 to 1941 hours. The tornado brought winds reaching speeds of 100 mph.

Did You Hear … ?

Motor vehicle accidents in New Canaan are down 6 percent year-over-year, the police chief reported Wednesday night, while drunk-driving arrests are down to 27 year-to-date in 2017, from 42 at the same time last year. Larcenies from vehicles are up, from 32 at this time last year to 42 in 2017, Chief Leon Krolikowski reported to members of the Police Commission, while stolen vehicles have increased from six to 13, and youth parties have doubled year-to-date, from four to eight. ***

Rob Mallozzi, for six years the first selectman of New Canaan, won convincingly in his latest contest: He was voted in unanimously as an active firefighter with the New Canaan Fire Co. Mallozzi had removed himself from that role upon assuming the town’s highest elected office in 2011. ***

The town on Dc.

Newest New Canaan Police Officer Sworn In; Tam Receives ‘Officer of the Year Award’; 8 Officers, 3 Civilians Honored

The New Canaan Police Department on Tuesday recognized eight officers and three civilians for outstanding service to the community during a ceremony that also saw the agency’s newest member sworn in by the town clerk. In addressing Nicole Vartuli, a Stamford native and Westhill High School graduate who is poised for training at the Connecticut Police Academy this year with an expectation that she will undergo field training with NCPD through the early part of 2018, Chief Leon Krolikowski said that “badge you were just issued represents public trust.”

“The public willingly puts this work in your hands and trusts that you will take care of them in the proper manner,” Krolikowski said moments after Vartuli had been sworn in by Town Clerk Claudia Weber. “They do not want this responsibility for themselves. My charge to you today is to do just that: Get it right. We have all heard about the stories of officers who have gotten it wrong.