Officer Gerald “Terry” Fitzgerald Retires after 27 Years with GPD

Officer Gerald “Terry” Fitzgerald retired from the Greenwich Police Department after 27 years of service to the Greenwich Police Dept. He joined the force in 1994.

Before becoming a Greenwich Police Officer, Officer Fitzgerald was a Police Officer for the Town of Wilton from 1989 to 1994. His total service in law enforcement was 32 years. Officer Fitzgerald was a graduate of the 321st Municipal Police Training Council.

Officer Fitzgerald’s career included assignments as a Patrol Officer, Master Patrol Officer and ended as a Police Communications Officer. He also was a Field Training Officer, Honor Guard Team member, and Emergency Medical Technician.

In 2010, Chief Ridberg (Ret.) appointed Officer Fitzgerald as the Police Communications Officer. In this role, Officer Fitzgerald was responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Town of Greenwich emergency radio system. The Police Department, Greenwich Fire Department, Greenwich Emergency Medical Service, Department of Public Works all use this system to communicate.

Officer Fitzgerald also maintained the components and equipment in the Town’s Public Safety E911 Communications Center.

Officer Fitzgerald is a past Greenwich Police Officer of the Month, and his personnel file is full of commendations and letters detailing his professionalism and work.

“As the person responsible for the effective operations of our E911 and radio broadcasts for the entire Town of Greenwich, Terry was, in essence, our heart and soul. He always represented the Department and Town of Greenwich with pride. Throughout his career, Terry always displayed respect and fairness to everyone. Terry served the Town of Greenwich with honor and strived to fulfill our mission of providing superior law enforcement service for the community,” said Chief James Heavey.