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Chief Edward Page Reynolds

Chief Edward Page Reynolds is an accomplished leader, police manager and administrator. Chief Reynolds recognizes his Community Oriented Policing philosophy has contributed to his great success in law enforcement.  

Edward Page Reynolds graduated from Hamden High School and received his Master of Science in Education from the University of Bridgeport. He further went on to complete the Police Chief Executive Development Program at the Criminal Justice Institute, University of Arkansas as well as the Arkansas Leader Program out of the Arkansas Leader FBI Command College through the University of Arkansas System Criminal Justice Institute.

Edward Page Reynolds began his law enforcement career with the New Haven Police Department where he served as Lead Homicide Detectives/Major Crimes and Hostage Negotiator and supervised multiple agencies and services such as social services, mental health services, law enforcement, and other government agencies. 

While in New Haven, Reynolds investigated several hundred major cases (homicides and serious felony crimes). These investigations were followed by arrests and conviction in a court of law.  He has participated in the execution of hundreds of search & seizure warrants and interviewed several hundred witnesses, suspects, victims, and informants.

Chief Reynolds’ services have been enlisted to lend his expertise and assist other agencies and entities. As a certified Police Academy Instructor (teaching “Interview & Interrogation” techniques) Chief Reynolds has successfully extracted numerous admissions and confessions in felonious crimes (including: homicides, robberies, drug-trafficking, assaults, and sexual assaults). 

Edward Page Reynolds also assisted the State Attorney’s office and successfully built rapport with individuals and groups under extremely volatile conditions.

After serving over 14 years with the New Haven Police Department, Edward Page Reynolds served the Wilton, Maine Police Department for two years, initially as Assistant Chief/Detective Lieutenant and then as Police Chief. During his time in Wilton, Edward Page Reynolds assisted with the overall management of the Department, including management of facility and staff and developing policies, procedures, and the annual budget.

For over six years, Edward Page Reynolds served as Police Chief for the Forrest City, Arkansas Police Department, and then served as the Chief of Police for HBCU Southern University at Shreveport in Louisiana for nearly six years.

In both roles, Edward Page Reynolds was responsible for Department operations and personnel, management of the Department budget, and community involvement and outreach. He provided a high level of leadership, management, and team building skills, updated operational standards, policies, and procedures, and established new recruiting methods and training programs. In Forrest City, Arkansas, he prepared and managed a multi-million-dollar annual budget, including the administration and oversight of several units, and at Southern University at Shreveport, he served as Director of Emergency Management.

Chief Reynolds is the recipient of numerous citations, commendations, and awards.

Hamden native Edward Page Reynolds has a distinguished career spanning nearly 30 years in criminal justice and law enforcement, bringing a wealth of experience back to the town where he grew up, making him intimately familiar with the fabric of the community.

Edward Page Reynolds is a strong advocate of community-based policing and has implemented community policing policies in the departments where he has served.

Community policing initiatives are most effective when police officers can relate to the community members they serve. The appointment of Edward Page Reynolds will make history as the first Black Chief of Police in the Town of Hamden. Edward Page Reynolds will continue our progress to make Hamden a safe and vibrant place to live.

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