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Roger T. Hart, Chief of Police & Deputy Director of Emergency Management

Deputy Chief Roger Hart started his law enforcement career in 1989 and ascended through the ranks, holding many positions. He possesses strong management skills with a solid belief in accountability in the public sector along with a dedication to fostering a collaborative relationship between law enforcement and the communities we protect.    

Roger Hart joined the Town of East Windsor Police Department’s management team as the second-in-commander with the rank of Captain in 2007.  In 2009 the position’s rank was changed to Deputy Chief of Police.  As Deputy Chief of Police, he is responsible for maintaining the good order of the agency, including but not limited to, budget oversight, personnel matters, and preserving a dedication to professionalism by managing the department’s internal affairs (citizen complaints).

Prior to coming to East Windsor, it was Deputy Chief Hart’s pleasure to serve the citizens of the Town of Wallingford for nearly 18 years in the Patrol Unit, Traffic Unit, Community Police Unit and Administrative Unit.  While a member of the Wallingford Police Department he served for 5 years on the department’s Emergency Service Unit, Tactical Team (SWAT) which helped him develop leadership and team skills.  As a member of the police administrative team he developed experience in the administration of a 7.8 million dollar budget.

Deputy Chief Hart is also the Town of East Windsor’s Deputy Director of Emergency Management since January 2012.  The Emergency Management team including the Town’s unified command, endeavor to plan for, and protect our citizens during emergency situations.


2012 – 2015       Westfield State University                                          Westfield, MA

Master of Public AdministrationPublic Administration

2006 – 2012       University of New Haven                                             West Haven, CT

Bachelor of Science – Criminal Justice Administration

2002 – 2005       Middlesex Community College                                  Middletown, CT

Associate in Science – Criminal Justice

June 2018          Police Executive Research Forum – SMIP                 Boston, MA

PERF – Senior Management Institute for Police, 71st Session

January –March 2011        FBI – Nation Academy                                Quantico, VA

Federal Bureau of Investigation, 244th Session, National Academy

1989 – 1990      Municipal Police Training Council                              Meriden, CT

Connecticut Certified Police Officer