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Police Detective Robert A. Brown Retires
Police Detective Robert A. Brown Retires

Detective Brown was born and raised in Greenwich and was an Eagle Scout (Troop 25). He attended Brunswick School and graduated from Greenwich High School in 1981.  He attended Southern Connecticut State University concentrating in Criminal Justice studies before enlisting in the United States Army as a Military Policeman (MP). Brown would have duty stations in Germany and at the United States Military Academy at West Point as an MP.

On August 24, 1987 he was sworn in as a Greenwich Police Officer and would graduate from the 205th Class of the Connecticut Municipal Police Basic Police Academy. Detective R. Brown, Jr’s assignments included Patrol Officer, Accident Investigator (Master Police Officer), Honor Guard, and Detective.

Detective Brown was selected to become a Field Training Officer (FTO) where he would oversee the initial training of many of the new police recruits. He would continue to mentor many of these officers throughout their rookie year and beyond. He was also a department DWI instructor.

While assigned to the Patrol Division, Brown would distinguish himself for his tenacious enforcement of the DWI laws in CT. He was recognized by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for his efforts in both 1998 and 1999. In 2000 Brown was promoted to the position of Accident Investigator (Master Police Officer). Brown spent most of his career on the road dealing with dynamic situations that required a quick and measured response. His direct no nonsense approach to police work, coupled with a high clearance rate, resulted in him being rewarded by promotion to Detective in 2007.

Detective Browns file contains numerous departmental commendations for excellent police work and actions exemplifying the best traditions of police service. He has received Chief Commendations for investigations and apprehensions in a wide array of situations. Which include; developing programs for the department, Auto Theft, Burglary, finding lost elderly, Frauds, Larceny, Life Saving Efforts, and severe traffic accidents. Of particular note was in 1996 while on his way to work, he helped rescue a citizen from a burning car. In 2006 he and co-recipient were honored as the Officer of the Year for an armed confrontation in which his level headed action resulted in an arrest and no loss of life.  In 2010 he would be recognized as the Officer Of the Month for his investigative abilities with the solving of an Armed Robbery of a local pharmacy.

“Bob worked for me for many years on the road. A few things one could always say of Bob:  He always had total control of the situation, he was relentless in the pursuit of justice, and he always demonstrated a dedication to duty.    I am very proud to have served with Bob and wish him the best in the next stage of his life” said Chief James Heavey.

Upon his retirement Detective Brown plans on spending some additional time with his family before he takes on a new job in Arizona as an investigator.

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