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Greenwich Police Detective Timothy Biggs Retires

The Greenwich native will now serve the town as a volunteer Special Police Officer.

Greenwich Detective Timothy Biggs. Greenwich Police photo.
Greenwich Detective Timothy Biggs. Greenwich Police photo.

Veteran Greenwich Police Detective Timothy Biggs retired this month, after serving the town for 28 years.

But the Greenwich native will continue to serve the town as a volunteer special police officer.

Biggs was sworn in as a Greenwich Police officer in February 1986. In 1997 he was promoted to accident car investigator (Master Police Officer) and promoted again in 2002 to detective. Biggs also was a long-serving member of the Departments Special Response Unit (SRU).

Early in his career he distinguished himself by expertly solving many dynamic situations that required a quick and measured response, according to a statement released by Chief James Heavey. His success on the road as a patrol officer resulted in Biggs' assignment to the Detective Division for the last 12 years.

Biggs received numerous departmental commendations, which the department said are representative of the full range of crime in Greenwich. He has received Chief Commendations for investigations and apprehensions for serious accident investigations, auto theft, burglaries, frauds, homicides, kidnapping and robberies. He also has been recognized for his life-saving efforts on medical calls and his professional conduct during security details for Presidential visits and other dignitaries.

Biggs’ efforts were always instrumental to the successful conclusion in many investigations. His outstanding investigative abilities resulted in his being recognized as the Officer of the Month in January 2011. Biggs and his partners conducted a 12-month investigation into 11 Greenwich burglaries that ultimately resulted in the arrest of two career criminals and the recovery of several thousands dollars of stolen property. 

Biggs' file similarly contains numerous letters of appreciation from local citizens. They all recount his professionalism and compassion. Of special note is the letter detailing his act of genuine charity and humanity when he spearheaded a group of officers and citizens to assist a destitute and mentally challenged man getting home to Pennsylvania. He coordinated and cajoled many different institutions including a bus company to accomplish the task.

“Tim’s accomplishments are indicative of a highly accomplished and professional police officer who has positively affected so many of our citizens," Heavey said in the statement. "We are fortunate that Tim will continue to share his institutional knowledge in retirement. Detective Biggs will continue to serve the Town of Greenwich as a volunteer Special Police Officer. I am very proud to have served with Tim and wish him the best in the next stage of his life,” Heavey also said.

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