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Heavey To Be Sworn In As Greenwich Police Chief

Deputy Chief James Heavey to be sworn in Nov. 1; completes executive training.

Plans have been finalized for the swearing-in of Deputy Chief James Heavey as chief of the .

The 30-year department veteran will be sworn at 4 p.m. Nov. 1 at police headquarters in a ceremony with First Selectman Peter Tesei, who also serves as police commissioner, and the Board of Selectmen.

Heavey and to on Sept. 15.

The 50-year-old Heavey is a lifelong Greenwich resident who began his career with the department as a police dispatcher in 1981. He also worked as a special police officer for four years before he was appointed to the force in 1986.

Heavey recently completed a seven-week Command Training Series: Executive Development Course for senior police managers at the Justice System Training and Research Institute at Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI, in partnership with the New England Association of Chiefs of Police.

The training included classroom and on-line coursework included management and leadership, decision making, organizational and interpersonal communications, current trends in civil liability, budgeting, maneuvering in a political environment, managing the external dimensions of public safety decision making, research, policy, and practice, organizational culture and change management, as well as labor and management relations.

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