Greenwich PD Promotions Complete

The domino effect of promotions began in November with appointment of Chief James Heavey. The series of promotions is now complete.

When of the Greenwich Police Department in November, he promised his staff that a series of promotions were imminent and he hoped to have them completed by February at the latest.

Heavey is ahead of schedule. In December, to deputy chief, filling the vacancy created by Heavey's promotion. And on Friday, Heavey announced the promotions of four officers to help fill the upward mobility vacancies.

Lt. Pamela Gustovich is now the department's first female captain. Sgt. Robert Lombardo has been promoted to lieutenant and Detective Martin O'Reilly is now a sergeant. All four will be officially sworn in at a 5 p.m. ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 24 in the lobby of  Greenwich Police headquarters. And to help fill the vacancies created by the promotions, the department will swear in 2 new officers on Monday.

The 53-year-old Marino, is a Port Chester, NY native, who joined the department in 1983. He served as a military policeman in the U.S. Army, earned an associate's degree in criminal justice from Norwalk Community College, and has attended numerous police training schools and programs. He has been commander of the department's Special Response Unit since 1988. Among the several awards he has earned are the Dr. John A. Clarke Award and the U.S. Attorney's Award for Law Enforcement. He and his wife live in Trumbull.

Gustovich is a 24-year veteran of the department, having graduated from Slippery Rock University. She has served as a detective, a sergeant in the patrol and detective divisions, and as a lieutenant since 2003, she has been assigned to the patrol and training divisions. In December, Gustovich graduated from the 11-week FBI National Academy. Gustovich served 3 years as president of the Fairfield County Police Training Association and is vice president of the Connecticut Association of Women Police. She lives in Trumbull.

Lombardo, a Stamford native, became a police officer in 1989 after earning a bachelor's degree from the University of New Haven. He first joined the Wilton Police Department and in 1992 joined  Greenwich Police. He has served as a communications officer and has been a sergeant since 1999. Lombardo has additional training in accident and domestic violence investigation, and is an EMT. He lives in Newtown.

O'Reilly was hired by Greenwich in 1994 and has worked in accident investigation, the patrol division and as a field training officer. He was promoted to the detective division in 2008. A graduate of Western Connecticut State University, O'Reilly has received additional training in accident, homicide and critical incident investigations. In addition to several commendations, he also earned the Clarke and the U.S. Attorney's awards. He lives in Monroe.  

The new recruits —Yolanda R. Greenhaw of Savannah, GA and Peter T. Schmitt of Yorktown Heights, NY — will be sworn in during an 11:15 a.m. ceremony Monday at Greenwich Town Hall with First Selectman and Police Commissioner Peter Tesei.


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