Chief of Police is Matthew Reed. Chief Reed was appointed South
Windsor's fourth police chief on May 16, 2010.
Chief Reed, a native of
Springfield, Massachusetts, served in the
United States Army as a military police
traffic accident investigator at
Ft. Hood, Texas from 1983 until 1986.
was hired as a South Windsor police officer in 1987 and served in
the patrol section as a patrol officer and supervisor. Chief Reed
served as the department’s youth service officer from 1989-1991
and was responsible for the implementation of the DARE program at the
Timothy Edwards Middle School. After his assignment as youth service officer,
Chief Reed returned to the patrol section. In 1993 he was assigned
to the department’s administrative services section where he was
designated as the department’s public information officer. While
assigned to administrative services, Reed worked as aide to
the Chief of Police researching and writing department policies, conducting
community outreach activities and managing the department’s information
technology structure. Chief Reed served as the manager of the public
information and technology section until his promotion to the rank of
Commander in June, 2005.
From June 2005 until his promotion to chief, Reed was
assigned as commander of the Operations Division. As division commander
responsible for the officers on patrol, the criminal investigations
unit, the school resource officer program, the police canine
program, the traffic safety enforcement and investigation unit, the community
service officers and the special enforcement unit.
Chief Reed holds an Associate’s Degree in
Criminal Justice from
Tunxis Community College in Farmington, CT; a
Degree in Criminology from
Central Connecticut State University in New
Britain, CT and a Juris Doctor from
Western New England
University School of Law in Springfield, MA.
Chief Reed is a Connecticut attorney, an adjunct faculty member at
Manchester Community College and a
certified police instructor.
Chief Reed lives in
with his wife and