Colonel Danny Stebbins

Deputy Commissioner
Department of Public Safety
Connecticut State Police

Colonel Danny R. Stebbins has been involved in Connecticut law enforcement for 36 years. For 31 of those years, he served with the Connecticut State Police, where he achieved the rank of Major.

Between 2005 and 2011, he was Intelligence Specialist for the United States Attorney's Office in Connecticut. There, his responsibilities included coordinating the Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council (ATAC) meetings for Connecticut's law enforcement community, serving as a member of CTIC (Connecticut Intelligence Center, also known as Connecticut's Fusion Center) and representing the U.S. Attorney on the Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Coordinating Council (DEMHSCC). In addition, he was co-chair of the District of Connecticut's Federal Security Committee, which governs the security of Connecticut's federal court buildings.

Colonel Stebbins' career has spanned all areas of the Division of State Police and many areas of the Department of Public Safety. In the field, he spent 14 years at Troop C, including six years as the Tolland Resident Trooper. Subsequently, he commanded Troop K in Colchester, Troop W at Bradley International Airport, and served as Commanding Officer of the State Police Central District.

At State Police Headquarters, Colonel Stebbins commanded the Public Information Office, the Missing Persons Unit and the Message Center. In the Bureau of Criminal Investigations, he commanded the Gang Unit, working in cooperative policing arrangements with Connecticut's largest communities on gang-related crimes. Administratively, he served as a training coordinator at the Training Academy and commanded the Bureau of Business Development Services, overseeing a $17 million U.S. COPS Office grant to the State Police, which created 226 essential new trooper positions within the agency.

Colonel Stebbins is known as an expert in several areas: rural policing within state police organizations; community policing, with a unique emphasis on cooperative policing arrangements between state police and local policing agencies; and gang crime, with the twist of Connecticut's unusual prosecution of violent gang crime offenders within the framework of community policing.

In his current role as Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, Colonel Stebbins oversees the Division of Emergency Fire and Building Services, the Division of Scientific Services, and the Division of State Police. As Colonel, he is the highest ranking member of the Connecticut State Police with immediate responsibility of 1,146 sworn troopers and 481 civilian personnel.