Peter Reichard - Deputy Chief of Police in New London, Connecticut

Peter Reichard

An experienced law enforcement professional, Peter Reichard serves the city of New London, Connecticut, as its deputy chief of police. Previously, Peter Reichard protected citizens of New Haven, Connecticut, with the New Haven Police Department (NHPD) for over 20 years.

Peter Reichard began his career with the NHPD in 1988 after graduating from the New Haven Police Academy. First working as a patrol officer, he earned promotion to sergeant in 1996. During his four years as a sergeant, Peter Reichard’s duties included directing officers in the Community Patrol Division and supervising the city’s Fair Haven district.

In 2000, Peter Reichard became a lieutenant, a rank he held for the next eight years. In this period, he performed in a number of capacities, including district manager of the Westville/West Hills district, manager and officer-in-charge of the Family Services Division, and officer-in-charge of the Information Directed Neighborhood Enforcement Team (ID-NET). Subsequently rising to the rank of captain and providing leadership to the Investigative Services Division as its chief of staff, he went on to accept the position of assistant chief of police, serving as such from 2008 until his retirement from the NHPD in 2010.

Complementing his professional experience, Mr. Reichard holds a BS in public safety administration and criminal justice from Charter Oak State College. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.