The Special Services division of the police department is comprised of specialized units and assignments. These units and assignments include the Criminal Investigations Unit, the Traffic Safety and Enforcement Unit, the Youth and Victims Unit, the Youth Service Officer and School Resource Officers, as well as the officers assigned to regional efforts such as the East Central Narcotics Task Force (ECNTF), the Center for Digital Investigations (CDI), and Metro Traffic Services (MTS). The civilian chaplain program is also part of Special Services. The officers assigned to Special Services receive additional training and experience in their respective fields. There are approximately thirteen officers serving in the division in the various assignments.
Commander of Special Services
Lieutenant Brian C. Eckblom has been a member of our agency since 2004. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in history from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine and a master of science in criminal justice (MSCJ) from Central Connecticut State University.
Prior to working in South Windsor, Lt Eckblom was a reserve police officer in Wells, Maine; worked as a seasonal law enforcement ranger in Yellowstone National Park; volunteered with the Manchester Fire Department as an emergency medical technician and firefighter; and managed the family manufacturing company in Manchester, Connecticut.
Lt .Eckblom has served our department as an Emergency Medical Technician, a Field Training Officer and as an instructor. He has served as a member of the Traffic Unit and Metro Traffic Services as an accident reconstructionist. He was assigned as the school resource officer at South Windsor High School from 2013-2016, and served as the Evening Shift watch commander after being promoted to sergeant. Most recently he served as the department training coordinator and as the manager of the Youth and Victims Unit.