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"A new emergency operations center (EOC) is being built as part of the Darien Police Department's renovation, First Selectman Jayme Stevenson said at Monday's Board of Selectmen meeting."
"More than 30 area families attended Saturday morning's Family Fire Safety event at the Norton [sic] Heights Fire Department to ask questions and learn more about fire safety and prevention in their homes."
"The newest member of the Darien Police Department is 21 months old and 85 pounds."
"The Police Officer Standards and Training Council awarded the Darien Police Department Tier I and Tier II State Accreditation on March 5."
"The 2008 Darien Police Department citation statistics are in and again tickets for cell phone violations topped the list."
"In light of the economic downturn, the proposed renovations to Darien's police station have been put on hold, along with all other capital improvement projects with a cost of more than $100,000."
"The Darien Police Department (DPD) recognized the efforts of two of its policemen this week in a ceremony at Town Hall. Jeremiah Johnson and Raymond Osborne were promoted to sergeant and lieutenant, respectively."
"The foundation is civilian run and will be an umbrella organization to provide money for the three departments."
"In anticipation of an April 28 vote, the Police Department Building Committee presented an updated plan, and updated cost estimate of $17.6 million, to the Representative Town Meeting last Monday."
"STAMFORD - Police departments from around the region and an American Red Cross chapter provided help after reports that Norwalk police officer was shot in the line of duty early yesterday morning."
"The Noroton Fire Department elected a new slate of service and executive officers at its January annual meeting."
"A new police station is more than two years away, but the Police Department Building Committee has begun the process of designing the facility in hopes that it can get a shovel in the ground in September."
"No one is disputing that. The Darien Fire Departments horn alerting its volunteers of a needed response is loud. But it is loud because it has to be."
"A petition signed by a group of merchants, residents and shoppers objecting to the Darien Fire Departments fire horn was discussed at the Board of Selectmen meeting on Monday."
"Thats what a group of residents, shoppers and business owners want First Selectman Evonne Klein to know about the Darien Fire Departments fire horn."
"The Representative Town Meeting approved the transfer of $255,000 towards renovations to the town's police station on Oct. 15 during their regular meeting 47-4 with one abstention."
"In its ongoing effort to raise $1 million to upgrade its 55-year-old firehouse, the Noroton Fire Department recently received a major boost by way of a $15,000 grant from the First County Bank Foundation."
"The police headquarters on Hecker Avenue has undergone multiple renovations since its construction in 1932, but arguably none as wide-ranging and comprehensive as one being currently sought."
"A junior probationary member of the Darien Fire Department was arrested this week."
"Former First Selectman Bob Harrel is expected to replace Doug Campbell, whos resigned, on the Police Commission as early as next week."
"The Noroton Volunteer Fire Department took to the sea on Sunday afternoon after it received a call that a boat, owned by a Darien resident, was engulfed in flames on Long Island Sound."
"The towns general fund balance has a surplus of $2.4 million thanks to unexpected revenues and smaller than expected expenses."
"Darien jumped three spots, from seventh to fourth, in the November issue of Connecticut Magazines ratings of towns with population 15,000 to 25,000. The biggest reason? Crime. Or lack of crime rather."
"The department is set to begin the second year of its capital campaign, hoping to raise a total of $1 million to finance a much-needed expansion of the firehouse."
"With a facility that is more than 50 years old, the Noroton Fire Department has been looking to embark on a building expansion project to upgrade and improve the firehouse."
"What is blue and white and weighs about 800 pounds?"
"Two town fire departments came out in star-studded fashion at a firemenís parade in Westcheser County on Thursday, June 29."
"The Rev. Michael Madden of St. John Parish is the new Roman Catholic chaplain of the Noroton Fire Department, and the department is glad to finally have one to call its own."
"Police Chief Duane Lovello approached the Board of Selectmen on Monday with a list of facilities problems he said should be addressed at the department's headquarters and a request for $7,500 to analyze the situation."
"Its a blustery March morning, but George Rozanovich doesnt feel the chill as his boat cuts through the black waters off Dariens coast."
"DARIEN - The Board of Selectmen approved a 2006-07 budget proposal Tuesday, which would lead to a 5.63 percent increase over the current budget. With projected revenues, the budget would increase by approximately 4.5 percent. The selectmens proposal stands at approximately $21.1 million"
"If you get arrested in Darien and plan on giving police a false name, do not even think about it, especially if you have a record"
"STAMFORD -- Hugh McManus' father, Hugh Sr., told his son not to follow him into the Darien Police Department, where he was a captain and soon-to-be chief."