Chief Walter Lee Jr.
On September 17, 2010, Chief Walter Lee Jr. was sworn in as the
State Capitol Police Department’s 4th Chief of Police. A swearing-in
ceremony honoring Chief Lee was held at the Connecticut Legislative
Office Building. The ceremony was attended by elected officials,
state and local police officials, family and friends, as well as
members of State Capitol Police Department.
Click here to view Chief Lee’s ceremony.
On June 19, 2010 the
Legislative Management and the Legislative Leaders affirmed the
appointment of Walter Lee Jr. as the Chief of Police for
the State Capitol Police Department.
Chief Lee has been with
the department since 1999, was promoted to sergeant in 2004 and to
lieutenant in February of 2008. Chief Lee is the recipient of the
department's Distinguished Service Award and two Chief's Letter of
Chief Lee continues his service from being
appointed Acting Chief
succeeding Chief Fallon.
Chief Michael J. Fallon
Click to read the 2010 Legislative Session
Chief Michael J. Fallon Memorial Program
Chief Michael J. Fallon died,
Friday, December 4, 2009, at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical
Center after a courageous battle with cancer. Besides his wife
Sheryl, he is survived by a son Michael Riley Fallon and a daughter,
Teaghan Eileen Fallon, three brothers, Frank Fallon, Gary Fallon,
Mark Fallon and his sister, Diane Fallon, numerous nieces, nephews
and wonderful friends.
Chief Fallon will be greatly
missed by members of the State Capitol Police, the Legislative
Community and all who knew and loved him.
On December 1, 2006, Michael J. Fallon
was sworn in as Chief of the
Connecticut State Capitol Police Department. The State Capitol
Police Department serves the Connecticut General Assembly and
polices the seventeen acre campus that includes the Legislative
Office and State Capitol Buildings, garages, grounds, the historic
Old State House located in Downtown Hartford as well as supporting
State commission offices. Prior to being appointed Chief, Chief
Fallon served the Hartford Police Department for twenty-three years
retiring as an Assistant Chief of Police.
Chief Fallon was promoted to Assistant Chief in 2005 and served as
Chief of Patrol for the Hartford Police Department until his
retirement in 2006. His duties included responsibility for the
overall management and deployment of uniformed police personnel,
tactical emergency resources and homeland security functions.
In 2004, Chief Fallon was promoted to Deputy Chief and served as
Division Chief of the South District of the city. During this time
Chief Fallon also served as Chief of the Emergency Services Tactical
Teams. Chief Fallon co-authored the Hartford Police Department’s
Neighborhood Policing Plan and as Chief of the South District was
instrumental in its implementation.
During his career with the Hartford Police Department, Chief Fallon
commanded the Central Business District, the Street Crime
Suppression Unit, Professional Standards and Inspections Unit, and
the Special Operations-Emergency Services Unit. Chief Fallon served
on the Civilian Complaint Review Board, Police Shooting Review
Board, Commendation Committee and Major Incident Critique Team.
Chief Fallon also held the position of Captain, Lieutenant,
Sergeant, and officer and his special assignments included the
Operation "Centurion" and Operation "Liberty" Street Violence
Initiatives, the Operation "Victory" Anti-Gang Violence Initiative,
and the "King-Pin" Wire Tap/Heroin Distribution Operation.
At St. Joseph’s College in West Hartford, Connecticut in 2009, Chief
Fallon earned both a Masters Degree in Management and was inducted
into the Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society, and in 2008, a Graduate
Certificate in Homeland Security Management. He is also an honors
graduate of Charter Oak State College with a Bachelor of Science
Degree in Criminal Justice/Management. Chief Fallon is a certified
instructor with the Connecticut Police Training and Standards
Council and possesses a Certificate of Distinction in Supervisory
Leadership from the Connecticut Criminal Justice Command Institute.
In 2006, Chief Fallon graduated from the Senior Management Institute
for Police sponsored by the Police Executive Research Forum at
Chief Fallon is a certified Critical Incident Management Instructor
and instructs critical incident response and management to law
enforcement commanders and supervisors from across Connecticut.
Born and raised in Hartford, Chief Fallon graduated from South
Catholic High School in Hartford’s South End, and began his law
enforcement career as a teenager when he joined the Hartford Police
department’s Police Explorer Program. He is the recipient of three
Distinguished Service Awards, four Merit Awards, five Exemplary
Service Awards, and a Chief's Letter of Commendation.