GREENWICH, Conn. — Detective Stephen Hickey, who was noted for his police work using forensics, is retiring after completing 31 years of service with the Greenwich Police Department.
“Greenwich is one of the most thorough and professional departments around. We give our best to each and every case no matter what," Hickey said as he looked back on his career. "I am proud to have been a member of the Greenwich Police Department.”
Hickey was sworn in as a police officer on Aug. 16, 1985, and graduated from the 109th Class of the Connecticut Municipal Police Training Council’s Basic Police Academy.
“Steve has been a steady member of the GPD team, and it is without reservation that I have approved Steve’s request to become a Special Police Officer. I wish him and his family all the best in this next stage of life” said Police Chief James Heavey.
Hickey has held many positions within the department, was one of its first Field Training Officers and was promoted to Dispatcher, Court Technician and Detective.
He also received numerous departmental commendations while assigned to the patrol division. On a midnight tour, then-Officer Hickey made a keen observation that resulted in the apprehension over a dozen thieves who were thwarted from stealing a dozen cars from a local auto dealership.
He was promoted to detective in 1994 and eventually assigned to the Forensics Section in 2003, where he collected, identified, classified, and analyzed physical evidence. Hickey was recognized for his significant contributions in bringing to justice many criminals who had committed the worst crimes.
Hickey has received numerous letters of gratitude from citizens of Greenwich. These letters range from sick and injured people thanking him for his compassionate care, to the letters of appreciation for his voluntary participation in community charity events.