Detective First Grade Mark Solomon retired from the Greenwich Police Department after 26 years of service to the Town of Greenwich.
Detective Solomon’s career included assignments as a Patrol Officer and Accident-Car Investigator (now called Master Patrol Officer). In 2001, then Chief Peter Robbins appointed Mark to the Detective Division. He began his tenure as an investigator as a Youth Officer (Special Victims Section) and then transferred to the Investigations Section.
Detective Solomon has conducted numerous investigations involving all types of crimes, but he excelled at investigating financial crimes, such as Identity Theft, Credit Card related crimes, and fraud.
As a Detective, he spearheaded retail theft investigations that involved credit cards and criminal gangs coming to the Central Business District to commit large scale retail theft. He also coordinated the investigations of skimming devices used to steal credit card information at gas pumps and ATMs.
In November 2008, Detective Solomon began an assignment as a Federal Task Force Officer to the newly formed Secret Service Financial Crimes Task Force. During his tenure with the Task Force, Detective Solomon investigated numerous large-scale financial crimes, many of which had international dealings.
Detective Solomon has received numerous citations and awards for his diligence and excellent police work. Det. Solomon has been the recipient of the Lions Club Dr. John Clarke Award, Greenwich Police Officer of the Year (2015), the Dr. Henry Lee Law Enforcement Officer of the Year in Financial Crime Investigations, and the I.A.F.C.I. International Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. These are only a few of the many accolades he has received from the State and Federal authorities for his efforts in combating financial and cyber-crimes. In July 2019, Detective Solomon was one of the first Detectives in Greenwich Police Department history to be appointed as Detective First Grade.
“Mark has played a crucial role in the success of many State and Federal criminal investigations. He has become a vital partner for State and Federal Law Enforcement in Connecticut due to his proficiency in financial crime investigations,” Greenwich Police Chief Heavey said in a release. “His passion for seeking out the truth for financial crime victims was second