Officer Stuart Schwengerer has been selected as the Darien Police Department’s first School Resource Officer (S.R.O.) for Middlesex Middle School. Schwengerer has 18 years of law enforcement experience, most of which have been with the Darien Police Department. Previously assigned to the Patrol Division, Schwengerer served in the U.S. Marine Corps and has an associate’s degree from Gateway College. He is a field training officer, a firearms/patrol rifle instructor, and a member of numerous specialized units including the Marine Division, Honor Guard, and the Southwest Regional Emergency Response Team. Over the summer, Schwengerer will be attending training through the National Association of School Resource Officers. He will begin his assignment at Middlesex Middle School in late August.

“The Darien Police Commission and I are very pleased with the selection of Officer Stu Schwengerer as the first SRO at Middlesex Middle School. His previous training and experience, along with his positive attitude, make him a great choice for this position and I am excited to endorse him. The SRO program at Darien High School has been very successful for seven years now and I expect the same results at Middlesex. Congratulations to Officer Schwengerer.” - Chief of Police, Ray Osborne

“Building on the tremendous success of the SRO program initiated in 2011 at the Darien High School, the Board of Selectmen has long supported the placement of an SRO at Middlesex Middle School. Officer Stuart Schwengerer’s appointment to this position underscores my board’s commitment to supporting our students, teachers and school personnel. Officer Schwengerer’s 18 years of law enforcement experience and expertise in Crisis Intervention position him well to become an integral member of the MMS student support team.” - First Selectman, Jayme Stevenson

“The district is appreciative of the community’s support for adding a school resource officer at Middlesex Middle School. We congratulate Officer Schwengerer on his appointment and look forward to him joining the school in the fall as part of our ongoing efforts to provide a safe and nurturing learning environment for our middle school students.” - Darien Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Alan Addley

We would like to congratulate Ofc. Schwengerer on his appointment to this position, and we look forward to strengthening current relationships with Middlesex School staff and cultivating new relationships with the student body.