Danbury Mayor Dean Esposito recently met with the Danbury Police Chief and others to discuss the Danbury Police Department. Since Mayor Esposito took office, the Danbury Police Department has hired 45 new police officers. There are now 30 Latino officers, over 10 African-American officers, and 19 female officers – many who have come to Danbury from all across the country. Officers speak more than 10 different languages… a reflection of Danbury’s diversity. Crime in Danbury is down nearly 12% overall from last year, including a decrease of 10% in violent crimes and a 20% decrease in drug and narcotics violations.