Please join the Ridgefield Police Department in congratulating Major Stephen Brown on his retirement! Major Brown worked as a High School Teacher at Stratford High School for seven years prior to becoming a police officer.
Major began his career with the Ridgefield Police Department in 1993. During his tenure with the department, Major Brown held the following ranks and commands: Patrol Officer, Detective, Lieutenant, Captain of the Division of Professional Standards, Detective Division Commander, and Uniform Division Commander prior to being promoted to the rank of Major in 2011.
In addition to being in command of the Department in the absence of the Chief, Major Brown oversaw the commanders of the Uniform, Detective, Professional Standards, and Communications Divisions. The Major Investigated internal affairs complaints, coordinated hiring, examines FOI requests, supervises all scheduling, writes grant proposals, and assists in payroll and budgeting.
Some of the many highlights in Major Brown’s career include: being instrumental in forming the Department’s Accident Investigation Team, starting the Citizen Police Academy, starting the department's participation in the Special Olympics Torch Run, was a member of the department’s road racing team, expanding the department’s physical fitness program, and was the recipient of the Exceptional Service Award in 2000.
Congrats Major! Thank you for your 28 years of dedicated service to the Ridgefield Police Department and the citizens of Ridgefield. We wish you the best of luck!