On Monday Greenwich Police swore in a new officer, Edwin Escobar.
Escobar, who is from Port Chester, graduated from Greenwich High School in 2009, where he was greatly influenced by his School Resource Officer, Detective Carlos Franco.
Det. Franco served as a mentor and role model to Officer Escobar, and impacted his decision to join the armed services and police.
After high school, Officer Escobar graduated from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2013 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Security Management.
Prior to becoming a Greenwich Police Officer, Officer Escobar served in the Army National Guard for six years and held the rank of Military Police First Lieutenant. He is combat lifesaver certified and has earned numerous awards in the military, including the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Overseas Service Ribbon, and the Armed Forces Medal With M Device. Most recently, Officer Escobar served as a Battle Captain and Logistics Liaison in response to the Covid-19 statewide emergency.
In addition to his service with the Army National Guard, Officer Escobar
has also worked at Gartner (SecurAmerica), the Boys & Girls Club of
Greenwich, Chelsea Piers, and SONO Ice House.