Greenwich, CT

Tactics Used

Reverse stings
Shaming
Auto seizure
Community service
Public education
Neighborhood action
SOAP orders
John school
Letters
Cameras
Web stings
License suspension

Greenwich is a town of 62,000 in southwestern Connecticut and a suburb of New York City.  The Greenwich Police Department works with Stamford police and other nearby agencies to conduct prostitution operations, including reverse stings. In 2011, undercover officers posted decoy online ads to attract johns. Those arrested had their photos, names and other identifying information reported in the media. In 2017, police arrested two employees of a Greenwich massage parlor and a customer after raiding the business.  Police started investigating the massage parlor on Greenwich Ave. after receiving complaints about prostitution and searched the premises. One customer told police he found the business online and agreed to pay for a massage and to have sexual contact with a masseuse, and was charged with patronizing a prostitute.  Police also notified the Greenwich Board of Health.

Key Partners

  • Greenwich Police Department
  • Stamford Police Department
    • Narcotics and Organized Crime Squad

 

Key Sources

Arrest and Shaming of Sex Buyer:

Web-Based Reverse Stings with Shaming:

Background on Prostitution in the Area:

Documented Violence against Individuals Engaged in Prostitution in the Area:

State Connecticut
Type City
Population 61871
Location
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