2/27/2024 - The Darien Police Commission Announces New Chief

February 27, 2024

The Darien Police Commission is pleased to announce the appointment of Captain Jeremiah P. Marron, Jr. as the Department’s twelfth Chief of Police. Tasked with oversight and leadership of the Police Department, one of the top roles and responsibilities of the Police Commission is in the selection of the Chief of Police to effectively lead our agency. The Police Commission is highly confident that Captain Marron will continue to serve the Town of Darien and the Police Department with excellence, integrity and professionalism in his new role as Chief of Police.

Chief Marron will assume command of the department as Chief of Police on April 1, 2024, following the retirement of the current Chief, Donald B. Anderson.

Chief Marron is a twenty-eight year veteran of the Department. Graduating from the Connecticut Police Academy in 1996, Chief Marron has served the department with distinction in both the Detective Division and Field Services as both an officer and supervisor. Prior to his promotion to Chief, he served as the Department’s Executive Officer, and Commander of the Field Services Bureau.

Chief Marron was appointed Patrol Officer in 1996, Sergeant in 2006, Lieutenant in 2017 and Captain in 2019.

Chief Marron holds a B.A. in Criminal Justice from Sacred Heart University, and an advanced Certificate in Criminal Justice Education from the University of Virginia. He is a 2022 graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy, Quantico, VA session #283, and the FBINAA Regional Command College in 2023. Chief Marron is a 2016 and 2017 recipient of the United States Attorney Award for excellence in investigations and professional law enforcement.  In addition, Chief Marron is a graduate of the Roger Williams University First Line Supervisor and Police Mid-Management Schools, a 2012 graduate of the University of New Haven Center For Advanced Policing, Innovation in Police Management Program and the 2018-2019 Police Leadership Institute program at Sacred Heart University.

Chief Marron is a second generation Darien Police Department officer, son of the late Captain Jeremiah P. Marron, Sr., who also served the Town of Darien with honor and distinction from 1967 to 1989, and Pauline Marron, formerly of Darien.

Chief Donald B. Anderson:  “Over our almost 100 year history, the Darien Police Department has had a long standing history of highly skilled, fully engaged and exemplary Chiefs of Police.  With the selection of Jeremiah P. Marron, Jr. as my successor, I am wholly confident that the Department will continue to be guided by a Chief who will ensure that the absolute highest quality, professional public safety and law enforcement service is provided to all residents, business owners and visitors to the Town of Darien. I am exceedingly proud to have served the Town of Darien with both Captain Jeremiah P. Marron, Sr. and Captain Jeremiah P., Marron, Jr. Their combined dedication to the Darien Police Department and the Town of Darien is an ongoing testament to the tradition and professionalism of this agency. The Department is in good hands to collectively lead us forward into even greater success and professional public safety service in the future.”


             Kim Huffard

             Chairman, Darien Police Commission