Duane H. Giannini
6 Sawmill Ridge Road
Newtown, CT 06470

Duane H. Giannini

Office:Police Commission

Objectives:For the past four years, I have had the honor of sitting on the Newtown Board of Police Commissioners. I take great pride in the strides the Commission has made toward making the Newtown Department of Police Services (NDPS), one of the best departments in the State of Connecticut, while making our town a safer place to live and work. Over the past four years, the Commission has added a police canine officer, a commercial truck officer, put into service a speed trailer, implemented a dedicated traffic enforcement unit, and a motorcycle unit to enhance traffic enforcement initiatives. We have also implemented a child sexual predator program and updated the communications system. Perhaps one of the most significant accomplishments, during this time period was the statewide accreditation of the Newtown Police department, one of the first police departments to receive statewide accreditation. My objective is to build on the experience that I have gained over the past four years and tackle the variety of challenges that the town will face in the coming years. With my prior police experience, and over 25 years of leadership experience in a corporate environment, I feel that I am uniquely prepared to provide valuable insight and advice to the leadership of the NDPS, in matters ranging from traffic control to strategic planning.

  • Former Field Training Officer
  • Former Firearms Instructor/Range Officer
  • Vice President of Human Resources, Newtown Savings Bank
  • Over 25 years of experience in Human Resource Management including experience in labor relations, training and development, compensation and performance management systems
  • MBA from the University of New Haven
  • United Way Human Resource Committee
  • PAL Alumni Association Member at Large
  • Newtown Resident, 20 Years
  • Married 35 years to Debbie, 3 daughters, all educated in the Newtown school system
  • Member of St. Rose of Lima Parish.

  • Numerous commendations for exceptional performance while serving as a Police Officer
  • Recipient of the 2006, Newtown Savings Bank, Jim Osborne Leadership Award.