Offices of the  Deputy Chiefs

About the Deputy Chief of Operations

Deputy Chief Terrence Blake was hired in October of 1998, and dedicated the first five years of his career to the Patrol and Community Police Divisions. This assignment was followed by appointments to the Special Services Division (2003) and Federal Bureau of Investigation Safe Streets Task Force (2006). In 2006, Deputy Chief Blake was promoted to Detective, and in 2009, was reassigned to the Detective Bureau. From there he was appointed to the United States Marshals Service Violent Fugitive Task Force. In 2013, Deputy Chief Blake was promoted to Sergeant and was assigned first as a supervisor in the Patrol Division, and then to the Community Services Unit. In 2015, Deputy Chief Blake achieved the rank of Lieutenant, and spent the next few years commanding the Patrol Division Day Shift, Community Police Services Unit, Special Victims Unit, and Combined Dispatch.   

 Deputy Chief Blake has been recognized by many organizations for his excellence in service to his community. The Norwalk Police Department has awarded Deputy Chief Blake with the Police Service Cross, Medal of Merit (three), Distinguished Award Service, Meritorious Commendation (eight), Unit Citation (two), and Officer of the Month (fifteen). Additional recognitions include the Courage of Connecticut Award, ASIS Community Service Award, U.S. Attorney’s Office Community Policing Award, U.S. Attorney’s Office Award (eight), Achievement in Criminal Investigation Award (Bridgeport Police Department), and the Irish Echo Law and Order Award.

 In addition to his assigned responsibilities, Deputy Chief Blake was a member of the Norwalk Police Department Emergency Services Unit Tactical Response Team for 15 years, and the Team Commander for four years. Deputy Chief Blake is a certified P.O.S.T. instructor and regularly provides training on firearms, active shooter, and legal matters.  Deputy Chief Blake is also the President of the Norwalk Police Benevolent Association and a member of the Norwalk Emerald Society.

Deputy Chief Terrence Blake can be reached at or at (203) 854-3002.

About the Deputy Chief of Administration

Deputy Susan Zecca was promoted to her position on March 22, 2013. She served with the Norwalk Police Department since 1988. She was promoted to Sergeant in 2008 and Lieutenant in 2011. She has earned a Bachelor's Degree in Public Safety Administration from Charter Oak State College.  She is a graduate of the FBI National Academy Session 263.  

Deputy Chief Zecca began her career as a patrol officer, working in a variety of capacities including the Special Services Division and Community Policing. She transferred to Professional Standards in 2007, working on the department's accreditation. After being promoted to Sergeant she served as the department's Accreditation Manager, and was subsequently promoted to lieutenant where she was responsible for Planning & Research, Grants, Internal Affairs and Accreditation.  She was in charge of operations function for the department from 2015 through 2018.

Deputy Chief Zecca is currently responsible for the administrative functions of the department, which includes; Professional Standards and Accreditation, Training & Recruitment, Community Services, Budget, Purchasing, Payroll, Extra Work, Combined Dispatch Center and Headquarters and Fleet Management.

Deputy Chief Zecca is the President of the Norwalk Police Activities League, Inc, and a member of the Human Services Council Mentor Program Advisory Board.  She is an assessor for the Connecticut Police Officers Standards and Training Council Accreditation Program and the  Secretary for the Connecticut Police Accreditation Coalition (CONNPAC).

The Deputy Chief can be reached at or at (203) 854-3053.