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, investigate traffic collisions, and enforce traffic laws. Other units and assignments include the Training Unit, Field Training and Evaluation Program, mentoring, Aerial Support Team, Emergency Medical Services, Animal Control, Police Motors, mountain bikes, 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 35 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 Mark D. Halibozek was promoted in November, 2021 and has served with the South Windsor Police Department since 2007. Prior to his promotion, as a Sergeant, Lieutenant Halibozek supervised the Department’s Traffic Safety and Enforcement Unit and Metro Traffic Services (MTS) regional crash investigation team. Lieutenant Halibozek also served as the Evening Shift patrol Watch Commander. Lieutenant Halibozek was previously assigned to the Criminal Investigations Unit as the representative investigator for the East Central Narcotics Task Force. Lieutenant Halibozek is a certified crash, bicycle, pedestrian and motorcycle reconstrunctionist and was assigned as an investigator with the Department’s traffic unit as well as regional crash investigation team, MTS. For a period of 11 years, Lieutenant Halibozek was assigned to the Capitol Region Emergency Services Team (CREST), holding the position of a team sniper. Lieutenant Halibozek is a certified Field Training Officer and recipient of a Chief’s Award and Distinguished Unit Citation.
Lieutenant Halibozek holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Assumption University.