Greenwich Police announced that Officer Sean Welsh retired from the Greenwich Police Department after 20 years of service to the Town.
Before becoming a Greenwich Police Officer, Officer Welsh attended the University of Scranton, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in International studies. His law enforcement career began with the New York City Police Department in 1998.
In August 2000, he started his career with the Greenwich Police Department and attended the 282nd training session of the Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council.
Officer Welsh’s career included assignments as a Patrol Officer and Master Patrol Officer. He also was an Emergency Medical Technician, Field Training Officer, and GPD Dive Team member.
In 2016, Chief James Heavey appointed Sean to the Detective Division in the capacity of Court Liaison Officer. This position requires the ability to manage the intricate policies and procedures of the Connecticut Judicial System and those of surrounding states. As the liaison, Officer Welsh’s competence and professional demeanor allowed him to navigate the extensive network of courts and correctional facilities at the State and Federal levels throughout the Northeast.
Officer Welsh received numerous citations and awards for his diligence and excellent police work and service to the Greenwich community.
An example of his service was in August 2015. The Public Safety Dispatch Center received a report of an unresponsive person in the water at Tod’s Point. Officer Welsh responded to the area and pulled the subject from the water. The subject was not breathing and had no distinguishable pulse. Officer Welsh immediately took charge of the patient’s medical assistance performing CPR with the on-duty Lifeguards. GEMS transported the patient to the Stamford Hospital Emergency Room, where the patient began breathing on their own.
“Sean excelled at his duties while he represented the Department with professionalism,” said Chief James Heavey, adding, “Sean streamlined the responsibilities of the position, which resulted in greater efficiencies. It was not uncommon to receive positive feedback from the Stamford Judicial District State’s Attorney Office and defense counsel on Sean’s work ethic and performance. Officer Welsh exemplified the core values of the Greenwich Police Department, Service-Respect-Courage-Fairness-Diligence.”
Upon his retirement, Officer Welsh will continue his public service as an Officer with the State of Connecticut Environmental Police.