Welcoming Police Chief Fox to Enfield

July 12, 2018

By: Senator John A. Kissel

Earlier this week on Senator Kissel and Friends I had the opportunity to sit down with the new Police Chief in Enfield, Chief Alaric J. Fox.

The son of a career Hartford Police Officer and raised in Windham Center Connecticut, Chief Fox has had an outstanding career both in our great state and beyond.

After high school Chief Fox earned a Bachelor’s Degree, cum laude, in Criminal Justice/Enforcement Administration from the University of New Haven. He then went on to earn his Juris Doctor Degree – from my alma mater – magna cum laude from Western New England University School of Law; while also studying for one semester at Cambridge University in England. Chief Fox juggled all of his school work while working as a Willimantic Police Officer – often taking the graveyard shift.

Following graduation Chief Fox worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigations as an FBI Agent. After discovering the FBI wasn’t the greatest fit and practicing law privately for a few years, Chief Fox returned to his Connecticut roots and began his service with the Connecticut State Police.

Throughout his service with the Connecticut State Police Chief Fox served in a variety of capacities and ranks for a total of 24 years – the last two years as the Colonel of the Connecticut State Police and the Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.

On March 12, 2018 Chief Fox was sworn in as the 15th Chief of the Enfield Police Department – a job that he says will allow him to be close to his family, while continuing his career in service to the people of Connecticut – specifically the residents of Enfield.

Chief Fox was quick to point out that his career would not have been possible without the loving support of his wife and children – a sentiment that I also share about my own family

I also got to learn a little bit about his personal endeavors too – specifically that Chief Fox is quite the avid runner, most mornings running before the sun even rises.

I think I speak for many when I say Enfield is lucky to have this new addition to our Police Department and I look forward to watching his career continue right here in Connecticut.

This episode of Senator Kissel and Friends is set to air on Channel 15 throughout the month of August 2018.