How the Greenwich Police Department Polices & Engages the Community

By Richard Kaufman

Racial injustice and policing in America have been highlighted in recent weeks, as protesters and demonstrators across the country and the world have taken to the streets asking for change.

Earlier this week, the Greenwich Police Department released an 11 page document detailing how they police and engage with the community in thoughtful, safe and effective ways. GPD Chief, James Heavey, also sent a letter to the community.

“At it’s core, the Greenwich Police Department is focused on protecting life and property, preserving the rights of every person, ensuring public peace and contributing to improving the quality of life for the benefit of the entire community. We share with the Nation feelings of outrage at brutal acts committed by police officers. These acts are wholly incompatible with our vision of Greenwich Police as guardians and protectors of the public,” the letter read in part.

Below, you’ll find a summary of the 11-page document:

From Greenwich Police Department

To learn more about the GPD proactive measures to prevent injustice, click here.


About Author: Richard Kaufman

Richard Kaufman, general assignment reporter at the Sentinel, graduated from Springfield College in Springfield, Mass., in 2011 with a degree in journalism/communications. Having grown up in nearby Westchester County, Richard is familiar with the area and everything it has to offer. To get in contact with Richard, you can email him at

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