Captain John Mennone is the Commander of Police Operations. This Division has responsibilities for Patrol, Neighborhood Initiative and School Resource Officers, Animal Control, Traffic Unit, Traffic Investigation, SWAT and Hostage Negotiations. This Division encompasses the aspects of law enforcement that are most visible to the public. Police Operations is responsible for providing rapid response to emergencies, comprehensive initial investigation on all criminal matters, community service and assistance to the general public, and traffic safety. This is the largest Division in the Meriden Police Department with over 100 sworn and non-sworn employees.
Captain John Mennone has served in Law Enforcement since May 8th, 2000, when he joined the Meriden Police Department. Since joining the Meriden Police Department he has served the agency in several capacities, including: patrol officer, field training officer, police instructor. SWAT Operator, SWAT Team Leader, SWAT Commander, DEA Task Force Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Neighborhood Initiative Supervisor, Sergeant Internal Affairs and Lieutenant in charge of Internal Affairs.
Captain Mennone is a certified instructor in all Use of Force facets. Captain Mennone has recently received training with FBI LEEDA and has received the FBI LEEDA TRILOGY Leadership Award. Captain Mennone is a recent graduate of the University of Louisville, Southern Police Institutes 143rd Administrative Officers Course. Captain Mennone will be continuing his education with Post University, where he is enrolled in the Homeland Security and Emergency Management Program.