B-Lo hands out NLPD literature
to LEC applicants
as they depart testing in Groton.
52 new applicants take
Passero said he would set a goal of hiring at least six
new police officers each year until the department reaches
the mandated level of 80 officer and would not meddle
in the department’s business.
“It pains me to
see what has happened to our police department under the
current administration,” Passero said. “Our
dedicated officers on the city’s streets are keeping
us safe. They need and deserve a professional management
structure free from political interference.”
Retiree firearms qualifications
Contact K Barney 860-447-5285
as rules have changed and paperwork is needed.
Union meeting April 22
Eboard meeting to follow
Firearms training next 2 weeks.
Remember - bring a lunch
Firearms team makes training fun!
Old police friends Carl Lee and Tommy Maynard
Old C.O.P.S, neighborhood watch, PCRC members
help clean up the city in a different way... Good job to all!
PCRC elects Kris Wright as Chairperson
by 4-3 vote
Union Members disappointed, Union President walks out
Union will no longer
fund any PCRC civic events as it has done in the past.
Short sleeve uniform now optional..
Members have the choice this month to
wear whats comfortable, long or short.
Whitey to start new Diver
"Dive and Seek LLC" to be open soon!
Finance Committe goes over Mayor proposed Police
The mayor proposed a budget of $8,343,031, which represents an
increase of $424,072,
or about 5.4 percent, over the current police budget.
Accounts for a police force of 72
Finizio rejected Reichards request for a lieutenant-level position
to function as
the department’s head of professional standards.
2 new recruits Ashley James and Jordan Salas
Promotional tests posted
Detective - App to personnel
by 4/15 - Test May 12 @ 1130
Sgt - App to personnel by 4/30 - Test May 12 @ 0930
LT - App to personnel by 4/30 - Test May 12 @ 0930
Groton Municipal bldg
Good news - Roof repaired
Bad news - Stairs still in disrepair
State of the City address
Finizio’s proposed budget does not
include funding for additional police officers, firefighters
or other city positions, but does fully fund vacant positions
and positions that were funded for only a portion of the
current fiscal year
Marty Olsen said what struck him
more than the issues Finizio addressed Tuesday evening
were those that the mayor did not mention during his speech,
particularly the status of suspended police Chief Margaret
Ackley and possible increases in insurance costs.
six years ago Jennifer McDonald, wife of Norwich Police
Officer Greg McDonald, was diagnosed with brain cancer.
After years of treatment and surgery the McDonald family
received heartbreaking news on Monday, March 16, 2015.
Jennifer's cancer is not only back, but extremely aggressive.
Big Guy to attend FBI
National Academy this Fall.
Its mission is “to support, promote,
and enhance the personal and professional development
of law enforcement leaders by preparing them for complex,
dynamic, and contemporary challenges through innovative
techniques, facilitating excellence in education and research,
and forging partnerships throughout the world.”
Ackelys attempt to decertify Dave
POST drops Ackleys complaint:
FAILED TO ESTABLISH
to be available soon...
Old friend Dan Talbot (LAPD) to be promoted to Detective
Det' 3 is equivalent to LT, Leaving
NLPD pays off again!
1990 - Dan and J Newlin at 40 Crystal Ave - 2011
Dan during LAPD training
724 member reports that recent city safety meeting provided preliminary
findings from OSHA report on police department air quality.
OSHA was asked to come in after several
724 members have developed ear nose and throat symptoms.
- Temperatures varied throughout the building
- CO2 was acceptable
- Humidity was very low for time of year
- Mold was moderate throughout the building
- High mold located in areas with water damage:
Patrol Captain's Office, Shift Commander's Office, locker rooms
- Dust found in building was tested identified as: plastic, fly
ash, tire particles and outside pollution
Union archives on 2007 issues here
EPA publications outlines :
The remediation manager's (city) highest
priority must be to protect the health and safety of the
Member complaints of headaches, sinus infections
2007 Mold in dispatch
Hiring of Kathleen
Eldergill passes council 5-1
Marty Olsen - mad as a hornet
"Mayor has been sitting on this for
6 DAM MONTHS!"
"This should be tabled until we get answers!"
Demands a report from Tina Collins or Mayor on WHAT has
been done so far in investigation of Chief.
"Does Mayor have just cause or not!?"
Taxpayers are angry, I make admendment that council receives
full report when complete.
Shoot or don't shoot:
Police scenarios prove eye-opening for civil rights leaders.
Local 724 will continue to be a PRODUCTIVE part of
Hundreds of dollars donated and time volunteered.
Skinny strips boat to prepare Marine Unit for Auction!
Salvaged marine equipment sent to storage..
Chief Ackley sank program from the start..
Deputy Chief nominates entire
PD for policeman of the year!
The annual awards night banquet
will take place at the Murphy-Rathbun VFW POST 189
on Saturday November 8, 2014 from 6 to 8 pm.
Tickets can be purchased from Brenda in the Administration office.
gives me great pleasure to announce that I have nominated all
of the hard-working men and women of the New London Police Department
for the 2014 VFW Post 189 Police Officer(s) of the Year Award.
Your dedication to the profession, the City of New London and
its people have shown me that each and every member of this agency
has stepped up to overcome the daily obstacles we face to make
the City of New London a safer place.
Together, as a team, we can remain strong and support
one another during the crises we face as police officers. Together,
as a team, we can move the department forward in a positive direction,
form new partnerships and friendships within the community, and
provide professional services to all in need. You, the men and
women of the New London Police Department, define what the New
London Police Department is and represent the City of New London
at its finest. I personally thank each of you for your unique
contribution to the department.
Peter G. Reichard
Deputy Chief of Police
A new survey of former New London police officers suggests that
the extraordinarily high turnover at the New London Police Department
is due to the mismanagement of Police Chief Margaret Ackley. Just
in the last 2 months, 13 officers have left the New London police
believe that the constant turnover and poor work environment at
the New London Police Department, which this survey links directly
to Chief Ackley, are major obstacles to keeping the public safe,”
said Jeffrey H. Matchett, Executive Director of AFSCME Council
15. Council 15 represents nearly 4,000 Connecticut police offices,
including those on the New London force. “Under Chief Ackley’s
watch, experienced officers are leaving New London in droves to
serve other communities”, according to the survey.
40 police officers that left during Chief Ackley’s tenure,
which began in June of 2009, were asked a number of questions
relating to their jobs at New London. When asked to identify factors
that led to their departures, more than six in ten officers ranked
a “harsh work environment,” among their top two choices.
Sixty-one percent selected “problems with the police chief,”
as their first or second most determining factor for leaving.
The former officers also indicated on the survey
that they considered their relationship with Police Chief Ackley
very poor, giving it a ranking of 2.6 on a 10 scale. This is contrasted
with satisfaction with their co-workers, direct supervisor, and
their union, all of which ranked above 7. “The results of
survey provide a compelling case for new leadership,” said
A press conference to discuss the full results of the survey is
currently being planned. An advisory will be disturbed when further
details are available.