GREENWICH, Conn. -- Detective Timothy Biggs, a 28-year Greenwich police veteran, has announced his retirement, according to a release from Chief of Police James Heavey.
Biggs, a Greenwich native, was sworn in as a Greenwich Police Officer in February 1986 and graduated from the 194th session of the Connecticut Municipal Police Basic Police Academy. In 1997, he was promoted to accident car investigator (master police officer) and promoted again in 2002 to detective. Biggs was also a long-serving member of the Departments Special Response Unit.
“Tim’s accomplishments are indicative of a highly accomplished and professional police officer who has positively affected so many of our citizens," Heavey said in the statement. "We are fortunate that Tim will continue to share his institutional knowledge in retirement. Detective Biggs will continue to serve the town of Greenwich as a volunteer Special Police Officer. I am very proud to have served with Tim and wish him the best in the next stage of his life.”
Biggs’ file contains numerous departmental commendations for excellent police work and actions exemplifying the best tradition of police service. These commendations span his career from patrol officer to accident car to detective.
His commendations are representative of the full range of crime in Greenwich. He has received chief commendations for investigations and apprehensions for: serious accident investigations, auto theft, burglaries, frauds, homicides, kidnapping, auto and foot pursuits, and robberies. He has also been recognized for his life-saving efforts on medical calls and his professional conduct during security details for presidential visits and other dignitaries.
Biggs and his partners conducted a 12-month investigation into 11 Greenwich burglaries that ultimately resulted in the arrest of two career criminals and the recovery of thousands upon thousands of dollars’ worth of stolen property.