The Exchange Club of Danbury is getting ready to honor it's Police Officer of the Year. The award is being presented to Officer Steven Castrovinci on Thursday. The former NYPD officer joined the Danbury department in 2006. Exchange Club Program Chair Joe DaSilva senior says Castrovinci has served as a member of the Patrol Division as well as taking on extra responsibilities.
Castrovinci is a Field Training Officer. In this capacity, he provides the program with an outgoing attitude while teaching new officers how to be productive and conduct themselves safely. He also plays on the department's hockey team for their charity game against the Fire Department. DaSilva says Castrovinci always steps forward to assist others with whatever is help needed in any way he possibly can.
He says Castrovinchi's commitment to the Danbury Police Department and community along with his professionalism and respect for his job and fellow officers is highly commendable.
On the last day of school, Officer Castrovinci was at Broadview Middle School for a minor complaint when another incident arose. A student brought a knife to school and intended to stab as many of his peers as possible. Officials say his investigation and attentive school staff averted a potential mass casualty incident by a student who was later committed to a psychiatric facility.
The award presentation Thursday is sponsored by the Danbury Housing Authority and will take place at Anthony's Lake Club at 6:30pm.