Detective Sergeant Brent Reeves Appointed Interim School Safety Director

Greenwich Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones announced Tuesday that Greenwich Police Department’s Detective Sergeant Brent Reeves has been appointed interim school safety director, effective immediately, following the retirement of long-time Director of School Safety Tom Bobkowski.

“Tom Bobkowksi served nearly two decades at Greenwich Public Schools with tremendous dedication and passion,” Chief Operating Officer Blaize Levitan said. “His numerous innovations, including the creation and implementation of the district’s safety program, his working relationship with the Town of Greenwich’s first responders and leaders, and the respect he earned from every GPS staff member should be commended. Words cannot truly express how grateful the entire Greenwich community is for his work through the years.”

“We wish Tom Bobkowski the absolute best in the next chapter of his life,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Toni Jones said. “We know Tom as a hardworking member of our team, but he is also a great family man who will get to enjoy even more time with his immediate and extended family.”

Familiar to many in Greenwich, Detective Sgt. Reeves comes to GPS from the Greenwich Police Department, where he has spent the past 26 years in law enforcement, most recently as the supervisor of the community impact section, overseeing the school resource and community impact officers, and acting as a juvenile matters detective. He was the detective division supervisor for a decade and as the sergeant in the Special Victims Section for seven years, supervised a squad of investigators. He is the Greenwich Police Department’s Domestic Violence subject matter expert and a CT State Certified Police Instructor teaching Domestic Violence Investigations, Lethality Assessment, and Juvenile investigations.

“We welcome Detective Sergeant Brent Reeves to Greenwich Public Schools,” Jones added. “His valuable experience, expertise in the Town of Greenwich and our school district, and his overall knowledge of school safety immediately makes him a tremendous asset.”

“Our children are our most precious resource and our most vulnerable population,” Detective Sgt. Reeves said. “As a police officer for the last 26 years, I have seen first-hand what dangers threaten our young population. In this position, I will continue to have the opportunity to keep our children safe. By leveraging my experience, our security team and technology, I will endeavor to build on the work of my predecessor, with the goal of establishing the safest learning environment possible.”

Detective Sgt. Reeves is a graduate of Rockland Community College with a degree in Criminal Justice, is a certified emergency medical technician, was a volunteer firefighter in New York State, and is trained and certificated in multiple aspects of law enforcement.