Officer Corrianne Dionne
Officer Corrianne Dionne joined the department in July 2012, is a recent graduate of the Police Officer Standards and Training Council Connecticut Police Academy, along with her classmate, Officer Melissa Carney, is now continuing her training under the guidance of a Field Training Officer in our community.
Officer Dionne, who is originally from West Greenwich, RI graduated from Exeter-West Greenwich Regional High School in 2008, where she played for a Junior-Olympic Women’s Volleyball team and played basketball and volleyball for the high school varsity team.
Officer Dionne graduated magna cum laude, from the University of New Haven in May 2012 earning a Bachelor of Science degree in their Criminal Justice program. While at the University she fulfilled her internship with Branford Police Department, completing 150 hours working extensively with the department’s Crime Analysis analyzing and predicting criminal activity, as well as developing crime hot spot mapping. Dionne’s studies included traveling abroad in Italy, where she prepared ethnographic research on “Italian Views of Illegal Drug Use”. Officer Dionne has also presented her research of “Examining the Curricula of Executive Level Police Training” at conferences in Connecticut and New York.
Officer Dionne has a passion for helping others and through her community involvement has volunteered over 100 hours to the greater New Haven area cooking and serving dinner at the New Haven homeless shelter. She is involved in fundraising for Best Buddies Connecticut and the Walter Camp Foundation.
Officer Dionne is excited to begin a career as police officer for the town of Branford and is eager to serve the community, utilizing her educational background, skills and work ethic.