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 Administration – Public 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