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Assistant Deputy Chief Edward Appicella



Assistant Deputy Chief Edward Appicella joined the Waterbury Police Department in 1998. Assistant Deputy Chief Apicella has worked in many Divisions within the Police Department during his career. He has worked on and commanded the Tactical Narcotics Team. The Tactical Narcotics Team was responsible for targeting street level narcotics dealers. He has worked in the Detective Bureau as a Sergeant and as a Lieutenant. He has worked as both a Sergeant and a Lieutenant in the Patrol Division on all three shifts. He is currently assigned as the Commander of the overnight shift. (10 PM to 6 AM)

In 2002 Assistant Deputy Chief Apicella was selected as The Waterbury Exchange Club’s Officer of the Year. He was honored at a ceremony held by the Connecticut Exchange Club. Assistant Deputy Chief Apicella has been awarded numerous accommodations by the Police Department. Including awards for taking part in the several operations that resulted in the arrests of dozens of persons wanted for felony charges.

Assistant Deputy Chief Apicella graduated from Holy Cross High School in Waterbury and he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with a concentration in Criminal Justice from Central Connecticut State University.

Assistant Deputy Chief Apicella has completed numerous classes in the field of narcotics. He has completed a basic SWAT Operator training course and is a former member of the Emergency Response Team. He is a certified Field Training Officer, and has trained many new Police Officers. He attended classes in case management given by The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms. He attended The Southern Police Institute where he took classes in Chief Executive management. Assistant Deputy Chief Apicella also attended courses in Scenario Based Leadership Training from The Western Police Institute.

In June 2014 Assistant Deputy Chief Apicella graduated from the Senior Management Institute of Police, session 57, held at Boston University.

Assistant Deputy Chief Apicella is a 3 time recipient of the Courage of Connecticut Award.