Office of Professional Standards



Lieutenant Christopher Tursi
(203) 254-4844


The Office of Professional Standards provides protection to the public with regard to improper police actions and protection to the Fairfield Police Department and its employees against unwarranted accusations of misconduct. Professional Standards exists to safeguard the high degree of integrity required to provide quality police services to the community and to maintain public trust.

Professional Standards performs such duties for the chief of police including but not limited to internal affairs investigations, policy writing, policy and incident review, and grant writing.  Further, Professional Standards coordinates the department's internship program for eligible college students wishing to earn credit and learn about the field of law enforcement.

Lieutenant Christopher Tursi

The Office of Professional Standards is commanded by Lieutenant Christopher Tursi under the direct authority of the chief of police.

Lieutenant Tursi has been a member of the Fairfield Police Department since 1999.  After graduating the Bridgeport Police Academy, he was assigned to the Patrol Division.   As a patrol officer, he was selected as a Field Training Officer and trained new members of the department.  In 2006, he was promoted to the rank of sergeant and worked as a patrol supervisor.  In 2009, he was assigned to the Support Services Division as the Emergency Communications Center Director.  Lieutenant Tursi is currently assigned as the Commander of Professional Standards and reports directly to the chief of police.

Lieutenant Tursi is a graduate of Fairfield University earning his Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Sociology.  He also earned a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice from Sacred Heart University.