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Stanley William Konesky Jr.

90 Ivy Street

Branford, CT 06405

Phone 203-481-3218




            Forty-two (42) years of law enforcement experience, which includes thirty-five (35) years in management

              Married forty (40) years, two sons with two grandchildren

President of SWKonesky Consulting, LLC with concentration on police civil liability issues & claims, conflict resolution through mediation skills along with State of Connecticut certification for recruit/in-service police training under POST.



            1972      Southern Connecticut State University        

Bachelor of Science – Education


1978      University of New Haven 

Master’s Degree - Criminal Justice


1985      Southern Connecticut State University        

Master’s Degree - Psychological Counseling


Professional Experience


2010-Present - University of New Haven – Adjunct Professor, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice & Forensic Science


                            Courses: CJST 100 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System

                                            CJST 221 Juvenile Justice

                                            CJST 312 Police & Crime Control (Theory of SOS)

                                            CJST 333 Police Civil Liability

 CJST 402 Police In Society

                                            CJST 612 Domestic Violence segment – LDL

                                            Project Coordinator – Statewide conference “Criminal Justice Response to Strangulation” 10/14

                                            Assist students with the complete law enforcement interview process with practical




2013 to Present – President, SWKonesky Consulting, LLC


Connecticut certified to instruct in law enforcement curriculum for Connecticut Police Basic Training course, In Service Recertification, Lateral & Comparative entry


Conduct police Basic Instructor Development Course for State of Connecticut certification


Consult with law enforcement departments, business communities and state/municipal agencies in security & safety, Crime Risk Management strategies through Strategic Organizational Systems (SOS)


Assess, research and testify in civil liability claims related to police training and operations


Author police organizational procedures, regulations and general orders


Design systems for intervention in community policing, human diversity, occupational welfare and conflict resolution


                             East Haven, Ct. – US Department of Justice training

                             New Milford, Ct. – Domestic Violence litigation

                             West Haven, Ct – Domestic Violence litigation

                             Manchester, Ct – Conn 17a-503 litigation

                             East Hartford, Ct. – Domestic Violence litigation

Manchester, Ct. – MIO certification

Stamford, Ct. – MOI certification

Department of Mental Health, State of Connecticut – Conflict Mediation, Human Diversity & Occupational Stress management

East Haven, Ct. – MOI certification

The Spector Criminal Justice Training Network, Inc., formerly Connecticut Criminal Law Foundation, Inc.

East Haven, Ct – Work Zone litigation

Branford, Ct. – Occupational Stress Management / Conflict Resolution


              1999-2013 Connecticut Police Academy– POST

Training Officer – Instructor


Develop and implement State goals & objectives in law enforcement curriculum


Member of Connecticut’s Legislative Task Force on Domestic Violence 2011-2012


Review Statewide Domestic Violence lesson plans from instructors through POST’s Certification Division


Created a Conflict Resolution/Mediation course with Maslow’s Theory of Hierarchy & Dr. Mitchell Theory of Critical Incident with Levels of Conflict Evolution along with management skills to reduce/resolve issues through mediation


Responsible for course curriculum, lesson plans and classroom presentations for Connecticut’s mandatory recruit courses of Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Suicide Management – Recognition and Juvenile Law


POST certified instructor in subject areas of Police and the Law, Introduction to Law Enforcement, Practical Police Skills, Human Relations, Criminal Investigations, Patrol Procedures, Domestic Violence, Conflict Resolution, Stress Management, & Juvenile Law


Authored and periodical edited on Connecticut Domestic Violence protocol 2001-2007


Created new format in the Field Training Officer & Basic Instructor Development / Methods of Instruction curricula for statewide POST certification with concentration on Attitude - Skills - Knowledge “ASK Principle”


Conduct public speaking engagements relating to the operations of POST and their statewide responsibilities


Designed a complete POST approved part time (supernumerary) officer’s POST certification curriculum & academy program


Supervise and manage police recruit development towards State certification


Authored and implement curriculums in 17 subject areas throughout Connecticut’s law enforcement training academies


Wrote the process and evaluation of candidates for State Training Officer’s position at POST


Authored the first long distance learning curriculum for law enforcement through the University of Connecticut 


Developed new and creative ‘Adult Learning” techniques in police/business training


Wrote and managed Federal/State grants, specifically with Homeland Security


Project Director and creator of Wilcox Township, a unique mini city training facility of seven buildings for law enforcement training


Designed and wrote CD on “officer safety” protocol for national distribution & law enforcement training videos


Authored first Connecticut statewide curriculum on Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) on Weapons of Mass Destruction and process for distribution of all law enforcement equipment, 2003 – Grant renewed 2005 & 2010


Procured POST national educational certification with U.S. Veterans Administration and college credits through Connecticut community college systems


Assisted in the management and forecast of annual budget


Created the State of Connecticut’s first “POSTASK Fellowship” lecture seminar award program - 2010


Facility Management Coordinator for The Connecticut Police Academy - POST at Meriden Facility


Consultant to law enforcement agencies on training and operational management procedures as well as civil litigations


Curriculum Coordinator in conjunction with Charter Oak College for evaluation of Connecticut Police Academy’s curriculum towards State of Connecticut approved college credits for State Colleges and Community Colleges


1971 – 1999 Branford Department of Police Service   

Lieutenant (1987 – 1999) RETIRED


Assigned acting chief of police during chief’s absences


Developed, implemented and directed new patrol patterns for CAD and workload analysis through general operating procedure with crime risk management strategies


Authored the “SOS-Strategies of Organizational Systems” for police / business management


Investigated Internal Affair matters under “Garrity” & criminal case workload


Researched and wrote General Orders for department operations


Designed and authored security systems and operational procedures for new police facility


Wrote the entire school curriculum (grades KG – 12) for “Student Awareness”, national precursor of DARE and SRO


Created the Branford Community Action Team & Invitation to Communication dialogue


Administrated and authored state / federal grants, including COPS FAST


Contributed to the writing of the Violent Crime Control & Law Enforcement Act of 1994, White House recognition


Served as lead hostage negotiator and supervised the SRT operation


Managed in the forecast, preparation and monitoring expenditures of the annual budget in excess of 3.5 million dollars


Maintain bottom line responsibility for management, administration and coordination of long range and daily operations of the Crime Prevention, Youth Service, Training Divisions and public relations


Conducted extensive research in utilization of manpower hours in community policing, false alarm response, patrol deployment, case management and labor relations


Implemented Strategic Response Programs for the Branford B of Ed and other town agencies


Initiated and facilitated satellite community workstations for DCF, domestic violence advocates and juvenile probation personnel at police headquarters – first in Connecticut


Created and supervised the implementation of a bicycle patrol and gang suppression operations


Designed Strategic Response Programs for Police/Educators on School Violence


Developed and implemented a Field Training Officer’s Program


Sergeant (1981– 1986) … Detective (1978– 1981) … Patrol Officer (1971– 1978


Crime Prevention in Today’s Society”, 2/75

Heroin – Deviate Behavior”, 3/76

Environmental Design Can Reduce the Incident of Burglary”, Research Thesis, 3/77

Neighborhood Watchful Eye”, Community Crime Prevention Letter, 6/77(V.4, #10), updated 1/78 (V.5, #5)

Clearance Factors in Burglary”, Connecticut Police Chief Magazine, 5/80

Youth Development Through Crime Prevention”, Law & Order Magazine 4/80, TCPI Magazine, 6/81

“SOS-Strategies of Organizational Systems in Law Enforcement, 9/82

Say No Means Never Having To Say I’m Sorry”, Nationally Recognized Phrase, 9/86

Changing Youth”, Prevention, 2/92

Strategies for Responding to School Violence, 1999

“360 Degree Sphere” concept – Copyrighted, POST Council, January, 2000

Hatred / Bias – Cultural Diversity Training Booklet, POST Council, February, 2001

Conflict Management Quick Reference Guide, POST Council, June, 2001

“Police Response To Crimes Of Family Violence”, Model Polices, Procedures and Guidelines for Connecticut Law         Enforcement, September 2001 & December 2006

Wrote the POST curriculum training manual on Domestic Violence w/ updates 2001 through 2012

“Uniform Protocol for Youth In Crisis”, Protocol for Connecticut, November, 2003

“Domestic Violence Training”, wrote screenplay & directed video production, October, 2004

 Long Distance Learning curriculum for POST through University of Connecticut on Conflict Management, 2005

Co-authored Connecticut Suicide Prevention pamphlet for law enforcement – 2009

“Officer Safety” CD, wrote and designed, May, 2006 – revised 2009 & 2010

“UMPS”, commonalities between sport officials & law enforcement, January, 2010

“What Cops Do That You Should Do” comparison between sport officials and police in conflict management, August, 2010, Referee Magazine

State of Connecticut Law Enforcement Juvenile Procedures Tri-fold, 2010 & 2011

Discretion with Consistency – Theory of self-managing your decision making strategies – 2011

Police Civil Liability – PPT, UNH, 2013

11 Pillars to Reduce School Violence – 2013

Produced TV show “Branford Citizens Serving Branford Citizens” Getting To Know You, BCTV 10/2013

University of New Haven – video on domestic violence applying SOS format – 2014

Extinguish The Flames of Losing New Police Hires – May, 2015

Freedom of Speech Becoming a One Way Road? – November, 2015

Duty To Protect When a TARGET is Identified – January, 2016



Additional Professional Activities

President – SWK Consulting, LLC – 2013 to present

Consultant for the Town of East Haven, CT. – LEARN Committee - 2011

Member of the Connecticut Fatality Review Board for Domestic Violence

Member of Association For Supervision and Curriculum Development (ID# 1528516)

Member of the Governor’s Task Force on Justice for Abused Children – Training Committee & Finding Words Committee

Member of the State of Connecticut Interagency on Suicide Prevention

Member of Connecticut’s Homeland Security operation-standardization committee

Member of Chief State’s Attorney’s domestic violence advisory team

Instructor for the Spector Connecticut Law Enforcement Foundation

Certified Critical Incident Stress Debriefer, University of Maryland


Have provided formal instruction programs for over 100 corporations, businesses, school systems, law enforcement agencies and institutions


Community Activities

Yale University – football chain crew member (2000 to present)

Creator & Chairman “Tournament for a Cure” which raised $16,600 for juvenile diabetes, 2010-2012

Football Official – Adult Flag Football - 2006-2012

President of the Walter Camp Football Foundation (1999-2000) – a non-profit nationally recognized organization with an annual    budget of over $300,000.00, which selects the national Division 1 college All American football team

Member of the Greater New Haven Baseball Umpire Association (Recording Secretary & Parliamentarian)

Shoreline Babe Ruth Association

Connecticut’s CIAC Baseball Official - 50 years

Building Chairmen for Branford Little League Clubhouse, raised over $42,000- 1998       

President / Owner of KTPR, Inc. (1979-1997), a security consulting and installation  corporation

Founder of HELP (Handicap Education Learning Program)

Member of American Legion (US Army CTNG - Honorable Discharge)

Consultant on security design for US Olympic Committee drug testing stations and procedures, 1990-1994

Certified member of the US Olympic Drug Testing Committee and assigned to the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia (1990-1997)

Branford Little League coach

2016 Creator of the Branford Blue Ribbon Campaign for Law Enforcement- expanded to several Connecticut cities


Personal& Professional Awards

10 Branford Department of Police Service Medals of Commendation

3 Branford Department of Police Service Dedicated Service Medals


2013 POST Council Resolution Honor

2012 POST Recognition Award for Outstanding Performance

2011 Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence “First 100 Men” Award for Connecticut Male Leaders in DV

2009 Recognition Award by Governor’s Task Force for “Finding Words”, forensic interviewing for child abuse

2007 Person of the Week – Shoreline Times Newspaper

2005 Recognition Award (Wilcox Township) by POST Council

2000 Outstanding Executive Award – American Football Foundation

2000 Branford Education Association Education Recognition Award

2000 Inducted into the Branford Education “Hall of Fame”

1999 Branford Fire Department Appreciation Award

1999 Special Recognition Award - Branford Little League

1999 Dedicated Service Award – Branford Police PBA

1993 “Good Guy of the Year Award”, Farnum Neighborhood House

1990 Humanitarian Award – Branford Chamber of Commerce

1986 DWI Connecticut Enforcement Award

1986 Grange #83 – Citizen of the Year

1985 La Societe Des 40 Hommes Et 8 Chevaux Outstanding Connecticut Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

1985 National Child Labor Lewis Hines Award

1984 Connecticut American Legion Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

1983 General Humphrey Sons of the American Revolution Medal of Commendation

1982 United States Congressional Recognition Award

1982 Branford Citizen of the Year

1981 New England Narcotic Enforcement Officer Award


Areas of Expertise:

1.     Administrative negligence [failure to direct, inadequate supervision]

2.     Agency policies, practices and customs

  1. Basic police instructor development

4.     Development of police training curriculum

5.     Employee dishonesty investigations

6.     Failure to protect specific persons (domestic violence, witnesses, etc.)

7.     In-custody inmate/prisoner suicides (and prevention methods)

8.     Insufficient or inadequate training

9.     Racial profiling litigation

10.  Retention of a known unfit employee or negligent entrustment of a weapon

11.  Search and Seizure

12.  Standards for discipline, internal affairs procedures, (in)adequate punishment

13.  SWAT techniques, hostage & barricade situations

14.  Workplace violence





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