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Patrol Division

Captain Frank Koshes

Captain Frank Koshes

Captain Frank Koshes began his Law Enforcement career in Waterbury in 1992. He attended the Connecticut Police Academy 235th Session.

Captain Koshes has worked in the Criminal Investigation, Administrative and Patrol Divisions of the department during his career. He was assigned to the Statewide Narcotics Task Force in 1996, promoted to Detective in February 1998 and Sergeant in October 2000 where he was assigned to the Vice and Intelligence Division. He was promoted to Lieutenant in April 2004 and assigned to the Patrol Division, and promoted again to Captain in April 2007 and assigned as the Administrative Captain of the department. Captain Koshes was then assigned to the Patrol Division in June 2008 as a Platoon Commander. He is currently assigned as the “A” Platoon Commander in the Patrol Division overseeing the day shift policing coverage of the City.

Captain Koshes received a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven Connecticut in Sociology concentrating in Criminology. He continued his education and received a Master of Science degree from Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts. Captain Koshes is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico Virginia 224th Session and is also a graduate of the FBI LEEDA Command Institute for Law Enforcement Executives.

Captain Koshes is a certified police instructor teaching police recruits as they enter into their careers. He is also an adjunct professor at Post University in Waterbury Connecticut where he teaches in the undergraduate Criminal Justice and Life Skills programs.

During his career Captain Koshes has received several commendations and medals from the department.

Evening Shift Commander

Captain Maxwell

Captain Maxwell

Shift Commander

Captain Robert Maxwell was hired by the Waterbury Police Department in April 1995. Throughout his career he has worked in the Patrol Division.

In October 2000 he was promoted to Sergeant and has served as a supervisor in the Patrol Division and became a Team Leader on the Hostage Negotiation Team.

In December 2004 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and continued to serve in the Patrol Division until assigned as the Aide to Assistant Deputy Chief in 2006.

The Aide to the ADC is responsible for the timely and efficient administrative management of the Patrol Division. Robert also took on the responsibility of Operational Planning for most major events in the City- to include Parades, Road Races, Political Rallies, or any other large scale events requiring Police oversight to maintain order.

Since 2001 Robert has been the Commander of the department’s Hostage Negotiation Team. He is certified as a hostage negotiator by the FBI. He is also the Team Coordinator for the Crisis Intervention Team. The Negotiation Team is responsible for the challenging task of peacefully resolving incidents involving barricaded suspects while the Crisis Intervention Team provides services to residents with mental health and behavioral issues.

Robert is also a member of the City’s Local Emergency Planning Committee and often works closely with the Emergency Management Director coordinating the Police Departments efforts during severe storms or the planning for response to natural disasters.

He is also honored to be the Officer in Charge of the Department’s Color Guard. This unit displays and escorts the National Flag and City colors during ceremonial events and parades while also providing funeral honors to fallen Officers, both active and retired.

Robert was born in Waterbury. He is married and the father of two children. He is a graduate of Terryville High School. He attended both Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the University of Connecticut. And has extensive training in the areas of special event management, critical incident response, and crisis management.

Captain Maxwell is currently in command of B-Platoon of the evening shift.

Night Shift Commander

Captain LawrenceHunter


Captain Lawrence Hunter

Shift Commander



Captain Lawrence Hunter joined the Waterbury Police Department in 1995. Upon graduating from the 251st Connecticut Police Academy session, he was assigned to the Patrol Division.

Captain Hunter has spent the majority of his career in the Patrol Division. During this time he has worked as a dispatcher in Communication Center and as a field training officer for newly hired officers. He was promoted to sergeant where he continued to work in patrol. During his time in patrol Captain Hunter became a certified police instructor teaching defensive tactics and also served as a member of the Crisis Intervention Team.

While serving in role of Police Lieutenant, Captain Hunter attended advanced training with the FBI LEEDA Institute and became an instructor in Fair and Impartial Policing. He currently teaches police academy recruits Human Behavior and Civil Complaints.

As a dedicated member of his community Captain Hunter has donated his time and energy to mentoring youth of the City. He has refereed basketball and flag football games as well as having coached numerous youth teams for several different sports through the Police Activity League (PAL) organization.

Throughout his career Captain Hunter has received many police commendations for excellence in job performance.

Captain Hunter is a lifelong resident of Waterbury, having grown up in the north end of the City and graduating from Kennedy High School. While working as a Police Officer and supporting his family he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Phoenix and Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology from Walden University.

Captain Hunter is currently in command of C Platoon.