Carleton J. Giles
Chairperson Giles was appointed to the Board of Pardons and Paroles as a Full-time Board Member in September 2013 and subsequently appointed as Chairperson in May 2014. He is a retired police officer who served 33 years with the Norwalk Department of Police Service, spending several years assigned to the department’s youth division where he was responsible for investigating improper conduct and criminal activity against children.
During his distinguished career in law enforcement, Chair Giles was actively involved with the city’s youth, both through his work with the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program and as a Certified School Resource Officer. Officer Giles’ work focused on preventing juvenile delinquency by promoting positive relations between youth and police through law enforcement, education and counseling. Chair Giles is a graduate of the Suffolk County, New York Police Academy and the Connecticut Municipal Police Officer Training Academy. He is also a former Chairman of the City of Milford’s Police Commission.