Deputy Chief Pat Tracy
Deputy Chief Tracy has been a member of the East Haven Police Department since 2007. He has held numerous assignments and positions within the Department during his career. Previously, Deputy Chief Tracy served as a Field Training Officer (FTO), Field Training Program Supervisor, Patrol Supervisor, and Supervisor of Accreditation. In addition, he has spent time in the Detective Division and was most recently the Head of Administrative and Training Division. Deputy Chief Tracy is also currently a CT POST instructor, certified to teach in several areas.
Prior to his appointment to Deputy Chief of Police, his additional responsibilities included serving as the Unit Commander of the South Central Connecticut Traffic Unit. During his time as the Unit Commander, he expanded the team from a three-town team to a five-town team and recently expanded to a sixth town.
Deputy Chief Tracy was also responsible for supervising the efforts for the Department to attain Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) accreditation, which was achieved in May of 2019 for the first time in the Department’s history. CALEA is a national organization that sets stringent best practice standards for a police department to maintain that are in line with 21st century policing practices. Nationally, approximately 5% of law enforcement agencies are CALEA accredited.
Deputy Chief Tracy holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Criminal Justice from Post University, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of New Haven, and a Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management from the University of New Haven. Deputy Chief Tracy is a graduate of the 62nd session of the Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP) and the 268th session of the FBI National Academy.
Deputy Chief Tracy was sworn in on September 23, 2019.