860/523-2013 (Office number)
Lieutenant Frank Fallon 860/523-2050
Officer Robert Riccobon 860/523-2055
Officer Leigh Cogle 860/523-2052
Officer Courtney Grant 860/523-2053
Officer Jose Rivera 860/523-2002 ext. 8225
Officer Leo Negron 860/523-2002 ext. 8295
Since 1970, the Community Relations Division, has a long legacy of service to the West Hartford community. The unit's officers are highly regarded for the important role they play in developing and teaching the personal safety curriculum in the public and private schools. A major goal of the program is to instill in children the knowledge that police officers are available to help and guide them, and that they are truly a friend to call upon in time of crisis, confusion or concern.
The West Hartford Police Department’s “Police / School Education Curriculum” has been developed over more than forty years by the officers assigned to the Department’s Community Relations Division. During this time, the program has evolved through a cooperative effort between the police department and the West Hartford Public School System. Without the input of concerned officers and the cooperation of the professional educators who allowed us into their classrooms - the program would not be as successful as it is.
This safety curriculum is offered to the Town’s twenty-five public and private elementary, middle and high schools. Each presentation has been created to be age and grade appropriate. Two presentations are available at each grade level from k-12.
This curriculum proves that successful law enforcement includes pro-active community education. By providing an officer with the opportunity to share an “up-close and personal” experience with youth of all ages, positive relationships are fostered - for the officer, the teacher and the student.
Information included in each outline is comprehensive in substance and has been generated and documented in many other nationally established programs. Nearly each program level has a brochure of relevant information which is provided by the officer during their presentation. Click here for a list programs of programs and brochures. What we have tried to do is tailor it to the West Hartford community. Connecticut state laws and local town ordinances are included in many of the lesson plans.
The West Hartford Police Department is often called upon to share our success with other law enforcement agencies (local, State and Federal agencies). We hope that our efforts will assist you in maintaining an educated and safe community. What better way to protect and serve!
For further information on the curriculum, please contact the Community Relations Division 860/523-2013
Below are the school officers, their contact information, and the schools they are assigned to.
Officer Courtney Grant: 860/523-2053
Sedgwick Middle School