FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- First Selectman Mike Tetreau proclaimed Monday as National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in the Town of Fairfield. National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day is celebrated every Jan. 9 across the country.
Law enforcement in Fairfield was first organized in the year 1661 with the appointment of the first Town Marshall. The Police Department was created by Town Ordinance in 1930 with seven officers named to the force. The department has grown to employ 108 sworn officers, 70 special agents, 15 telecommunicators, four animal control officers and seven marina guards.
The proclamation encourages citizens to show their appreciation for law enforcement by thanking them in person for all they do to serve the community.
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