FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The Fairfield Police Department promoted two members Tuesday – Sgt. Edward Greene, who was named a lieutenant, and Officer Michael Clark, who is now a detective.
Greene was hired in 1994 and served as a patrol officer for five years, during which he trained new employees as a field training officer and was selected to be a member of the emergency services unit. He was promoted to detective in 1999 and, in 2002, he was promoted to sergeant. During his tenure as a sergeant, he has served as a supervisor in the detective division, patrol division and support services division. He has served as the elected president of the Fairfield County Detective Conference and has headed up the department’s field training program. He is a supervisor for the emergency services unit, and an active shooter response instructor and firearms instructor.
Greene’s contributions to law enforcement formally have been recognized during his career by the department, the town, the Chief State’s Attorney’s Office, the DEA, the FBI, The state Coalition Against Domestic Violence and U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal.
Greene served four years with the U.S. Marine Corps and is a veteran of the Persian Gulf War. He is a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command and American Military University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in management.
Clark is a graduate of the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He has received 10 medals, including exceptional service, special recognition, chief’s recognition and unit citations. He has received 16 supervisor commendations, five letters from the chief, 11 letters from his captain and eight commendation letters from civilians to the chief.
Clark is a founding member of the crisis intervention team, having created the crisis intervention brochures and crisis response manual. As part of the School Safety Unit, he co-created the SHAPE Our Youth Program, which was implemented in all Fairfield elementary schools, replacing the DARE program. He assisted in the creation of a districtwide lockdown manual for the Fairfield Public School System. He is also a member of the hostage negotiation team.
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