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Criminal Investigation Bureau

Captain Michael Ponzillo

Captain Michael Ponzillo
Commanding Officer

Captain Michael Ponzillo was born and raised in the city of Waterbury. He graduated from Wilby High School and the University of Connecticut with a degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice. Fall 2016, he will earn a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati.

Captain Ponzillo was hired in January 2001 and assigned to the Patrol Division. He was assigned to the Gang Task Force in August 2004. In 2006, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and assigned to the Patrol Division. Captain Ponzillo later served as a Sergeant in both the Vice and Intelligence Unit and the Detective Bureau. In November 2009, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and reassigned to the Patrol Division. In June 2010, he was assigned to the Vice and Intelligence Division as the Officer in Charge. In June 2016, he was made an acting Captain and reassigned to the Criminal Investigation Bureau where he serves as the Officer in Charge.