The Winchester Police Department is proud to announce the hiring of Certified Police Officer James Crean. Officer Crean recently retired as a detective from the Torrington Police Department with 25 years of law enforcement experience.
For the first nine years of his career, Officer Crean was assigned to the patrol division and was part of the underage drinking task force, before serving on the department's narcotics task force. Officer Crean was a member of the Accident Investigation Team for the past 19 years and has been involved with investigations on numerous types of fatal and serious moter vehichle collisions. Officer Crean has been a Field Training Officer for the past 20 years, teaching new recruits during his time in patrol and eventually, in the detective division.
The Town of Winchester is fortunate to have Officer Crean join the ranks of its police department. During his tenure with Torrington, Officer Crean was promoted to the rank of Detective in 2006. During his career in the Detective Bureau, Officer Crean has been involved with every type of criminage investigation including homicides, shootings, stabbings, sexual assaults, narcotics investigations, firearms investigations, death investigations, child abuse investigations, crime scene processing, evidence collection, and financial fraud cases. Officer Crean has received numerous awards during his career including three Life Saving medals, 11 Chief's Citations, 2 M.A.D.D. awards (2002 and 2006), and Outstanding Officer (2005). He was recognized as Officer of the Year in 2011 by the Torrington Elk's Lodge and is currently being considered for another life saving award and chief citation from Torrington Police Department.