Greenwich is patrolled by a force of 156 unformed police officers backed by 12 civilian employees and they have over the years established one of the most secure urban environments in the U.S. A larger, more modern police headquarters meanwhile is operational and now call the Greenwich Safety Complex. The emergency number is 911. The non-emergency phone number of 203.622.8000
In addition to regular street patrols, because of its coastal location the department maintains a seasonal Marine Operations Division that provides emergency medical services and general assistance to boaters in town waters on Long Island Sound. There is also a police scuba team trained in search and rescue. A K-9 unit with a dog trained in tracking and drug detection is also part of the department.
A survey conducted by the police department showed that traffic was the No. 1 quality-of-life issue among Greenwich residents who responded.
Electronic meters that accept Smart Cards—available in $10, $20 and $50 denominations at the Parking Services Office—were phasing out the conventional mechanical meters.
Copies of accident or incident reports are available at Police HQ. It is recommended that applicants call 203.622.8024 to determine if the report is prepared. Normally the procedure takes five days.Residents may apply for pistol permits at police headquarters on Havemeyer Place during regular business hours.
Connecticut’s Department of Public Safety has set up for information on suspicious persons or activity associated with potential terrorist threats. All calls are strictly confidential and callers can remain anonymous. The toll free number is 866.457.8477.
Greenwich also falls into the G District of the by Connecticut State Police. The troop’s headquarters is located at:
149 Prospect Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604
The Greenwich Fire Department responds to more than 4,000 emergency calls a year. Only 132 are fires, from minor alarm activations to outbreaks in residences and commercial buildings. Because the community is traversed by both Interstate 95 and the Merritt Parkway, a significant number of calls arise from motor vehicles accident, nearly 500 a year. The remainder covers everything from hazardous material spills to first-responder medical needs.
Chief’ Peter Siecienski’s force of 107 unformed career firefighters and 125 volunteers works out of eight firehouses in Greenwich and Banksville, NY on the northern border of the Connecticut community. Structurally, there are 14 engine companies, three ladder companies and two rescue companies.
The department goes back to 1876 when Amogerone Volunteer Corps was established. The volunteer contingent still exists today and is based in the fire department headquarters at downtown Havemeyer Place.
Greenwich Fire Department
The station locations:
Station 2: Cos Cob
Station 3: Byram
Station 4: Glenville
Station 5: Sound Beach
Station 6: Round Hill
Station 7: Banksville, NY
Station B: Back Country
Volunteer coordinator: Brian Kelly