Alex Testani, 23 of Trumbull, was sworn in recently as a Greenwich Police officer, exactly 28 years after his mother began working for the same municipality.

Testani is the son of Suzanne and Jack Testani. Suzanne is the Program Coordinator for the Senior Center for the Town of Greenwich. Jack is senior new business director at ICON International in Stamford and also chairs the Republican Town Committee in Trumbull.

Alex Testani is a graduate of Daniels Farm School and Hillcrest Middle School. He played football while at Trumbull High School and was selected All FCIAC First Team, and represented Fairfield County as an All-Star, helping the team to its first football victory in eight years.

He then played football at Western Connecticut State University before transferring to Sacred Heart University where he played fullback in his senior year. Alex was honored with the Sacred Heart Coach’s Award for his exemplary leadership and mentoring of new players.

Testani graduated cum laude from Sacred Heart University with a degree in criminal justice.

“I realized I wanted to be a police officer when I was taking criminal justice courses and could use my education as well as valuable life lessons that will help in my duties as a Greenwich police officer,” Testani said. “I am thrilled to be starting my career in Greenwich, serving the people of that community.”

After completion of police academy and field training, new Greenwich police officers typically are assigned to direct traffic on Greenwich Avenue. Ironically, Alex is likely to be directing traffic in front of the Greenwich Senior Center where his mother Suzanne still works.