The Operation Division of the police department is comprised of multiple units that provide 24-hour patrol and response within the town. The mainstay of the Division is the three Patrol Watches, which provide the basis of the agency’s law enforcement and emergency response service. Patrol Officers initiate preliminary investigations, investigates traffic collisions, and enforces traffic laws. Other units and assignments include the Training Unit, Field Training and Evaluation Program, Aerial Support Team, Emergency Medical Services, Animal Control, and Honor Guard. Additionally officers are assigned to regional efforts such as the Capitol Region Emergency Services Team including Tactical, Crisis Negotiations, and Dive Search and Recovery. There are approximately 27 employees assigned to the Division. It is the mission of the South Windsor Police Department Operations Division to protect and serve anyone within our precinct and region through professional, compassionate and proactive law enforcement.
Commander of Patrol Operations
Lieutenant Glenn M. Buonanducci was promoted in November of 2015 and currently serves as the Operations Division Commander. LT. Buonanducci grew up in South Windsor and is a graduate of South Windsor High School. He began his career with the South Windsor Police Department as a Community Service Officer in 1994. In 1999 he was hired as a Police Officer. Prior to being hired as a Police Officer he was a member of the 143rd Military Police Company of the Connecticut Army National Guard. He earned the rank of Sergeant before receiving and Honorable Discharge. In 2012, LT. Buonanducci earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Charter Oak State College.
LT. Buonanducci served in many roles during his career. He served as a Traffic Crash Investigator with the department’s Traffic Unit for 2 years and obtained his certification as a Traffic Crash Reconstructionist. He was a Police Canine Handler with his partner Boris for 4 years. LT. Buonanducci took on additional duties including Field Training and Evaluation Program Coordinator and Emergency Medical Services Coordinator. In 2004 LT. Buonanducci was promoted to the rank of Agent and served as a first line supervisor in Patrol. In 2012 he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and was assigned to Patrol as a Watch Commander. In 2013 LT. Buonanducci was reassigned to the Traffic Unit, this time as the unit supervisor and local traffic authority designee.
LT. Buonanducci also participated in regional efforts. He is a Tactical Operator for the Capitol Region Emergency Services Team where he was the team’s first Tactical Medic and was promoted to Assistant Team Commander. LT. Buonanducci was also a member of the Metro Traffic Services Regional Partnership where he was the Executive Liaison and active member of the Crash Reconstruction Team.
LT. Buonanducci is a Police Officer Standards and Training certified Instructor. He teaches firearms, OC spray, baton, handcuffing, TASER, traffic stops and Tactical Emergency Casualty Care. LT. Buonanducci was a Field Training Officer and Honor Guard Member. He has earned the agency’s Medal of Valor, 4 Life Saving Awards, 4 Chief’s Awards and 2 awards for Physical Fitness Excellence.