Deputy Chief James Naccarato


Deputy Chief Naccarato is a twenty-seven year veteran police officer first serving twenty-three years with the New Haven Police Department and the past four with the East Haven Police Department.  Formerly working in the Detective Division in New Haven and as the Internal Affairs Officer in East Haven.

In 1989 Deputy Chief Naccarato entered the New Haven Police Academy and upon graduation he was assigned in the Hill Section as a Community Based Officer, he was assigned to both a walking beat as well as a bicycle patrol officer. James spent two years at Hill Regional Career High School where he served as the School Resource Officer. During his career he also was assigned to the Statewide Regional Auto Theft Task Force and later promoted to Detective.

While in the Detective Division, he was first assigned to the Robbery/Burglary Unit and then transferred to General Investigations where he was assigned to investigate homicides and serious assaults. Deputy Chief Naccarato finished his career in New Haven while serving in the Homicide Unit.

Deputy Chief Naccarato spent twelve years on the New Haven Police Department SWAT team where he was a certified sniper.

Deputy Chief Naccarato started his East Haven Police Department career as a patrolman and was then assigned as the Internal Affairs Officer.

Deputy Chief Naccarato is a certified Police Officer Standards and Training Council Ethics Instructor.

Deputy Chief Naccarato graduated from Branford High School in 1984 and attended Southern Connecticut State University. While in East Haven he attended the following courses: Police Internal Affairs, Institute of Police Technology and Management, University of North Florida, Ethics Train-The-Trainer, Institute for Law Enforcement Training, Center for Law Enforcement Ethics.

Deputy Chief Naccarato was sworn in on June 23, 2016.

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