Police Union Endorses Republican Challenger
for House Seat
Members motivated by new state law
(NEW LONDON) The New London Police Union
announced it has endorsed Republican challenger
Kat Goulart for State Representative of the 39th
District. The nine member executive board voted unanimously
for her endorsement after the passing of the police
accountability law in July which they believe as it
stands is dangerous and puts our community at risk.
"The time is right to have a candidate
with a heart for labor and a demonstrated history of
standing up for police officers said Todd Lynch president
of Local 724."We look forward to working with her
in the next legislative session on issues important
to our police officers and supporting all our fellow
public safety first responders during this unprecedented
health crisis and especially difficult times for our
police" added Lynch.
"We believe Kat Goulart is a strong
candidate who understands the importance of public safety
and the right choice to represent hard working New London
families in the General Assembly, Chuck Flynn vice president
and political director said in a press release. "
Police across the state say the law endangers the public
and demoralizes cops. The legislature needs new leaders
like Kat Goulart who understand the important role our
officers play in protecting public safety and fix the
problems with the bill as passed" he added.
Support Somers - NOT these Councilors
who have turned their backs on police!
FD wins softball game.
Barricaded armed suspect peacefully resolved.
NL must call for help from CSP because their own armored
vehicle was voted down by City Council!
Will council conduct a poll or investigation to determine
residents were traumatized or offended by vehicles presence..?
Council votes to send FREE rescue vehicle to the
Councilor Booker and Satti dissent.
So much for Officer or the publics safety during
a tragic event!
Missing in the Police Accountability Act: A ‘Trace’
of Common Sense
Frank Ricci op-ed - CT News Junkie
PCRC Cries “Bullying” to Silence Police
At the September 1, 2020 PCRC meting members claimed the Union
web page is bullying their community members because cops oppose
They are also upset with PD digital message board for posting
the last words of a dying police officer after being shot but
don’t post issues on the board important to them.
Let’s expedite our response. This Police Union
is a private entity not subject to any oversight by any city official.
Any attacks against our members safety or working conditions will
· When a PCRC member may
have facilitated criminal graffiti damage to public statues, police
cars or city buildings you will get our attention
· When PCRC members demand defund/abolish
the police we will push back
· When PCRC members insist there is police
malfeasance exists without any proof we will challengeyou
· When PCRC members insist our police
officers be disarmed preventing our members from defending themselves
or the public they are sworn to protect we will not remain silent
Union leadership will continue to fight for our
members all day every day.
Connecticut state troopers vote no confidence in
challenging police accountability law
Good luck Gus!
Thank you Filomenas!
Public Safety Chair Kevin Booker and Pres' Lynch
have 2 hour meeting.
Positive meeting opens up communication
between Council and Union.
Lewis and Kondash help The Pres' reel in an 8 foot shark!
Are they fixing the leaking roof at 40 Truman?
Good luck Mike and Gus!
Both to move on from law enforcement.
Report room computers crash...
While I.T. is on scene sorting it out,
Tech is pulled because Councilor Domiguez's computer wasn't working!
The men and women of 724 performed a
stellar job under tough circumstances over the past weekend.
Patrol and Detective Divisions worked tirelessly
on numerous cases.
Thank you Waterford PD and CSP for your assistance.
We share a quote from William Dennis in The
Day comment section:
Just about every politician has turned their
backs on our police officers.
The crime is sky rocking EVERYWHERE.
Our politicians have chosen to back the criminals rather
than the good decent people of our society.
As I see it; Our Police Officers are Heroes while Our Politicians
The politicians are only concerned about themselves and not us.
They will follow the crowd and vote NOT for what might be BEST
FOR US, but what might be BEST FOR THEM.
Its any easy and very rewarding job they have. People look
up to them as "miracle workers" and as they rise up
they are compensated well for it. Those politicians are indirectly
responsible for much of the increase in violence that we are seeing.
People are starting to see the results of their quick action and
President speaks directly to Martha Max and the Democratic party.
"We will NOT support you!" - Vote Formica!"
Back the Blue rally - State Capital
Police Union fundraiser to begin 7/13
Connecticut lawmakers propose ridiculous legislation
Speak up !
my State Legislator
The messgae from the President to the troops was clear:
"Ice cream on Sunday does not make up for missing
a protest on Saturday. Your not coaching
a little league team"
Ordered in on their Holiday to protect the rally / marchers,
only to be called names and swore at.
724 is hearing Kris Wraight was leading the cat calls!
Asher Passes unexpectedly..
Thank you Mark Christianson!
Mark buys Recovery Room lunch for the PD!
Rookies get laser radar training.
Condolences to the Kalolo and Cruz families...
6 Years ago today
Lo Ren Zo's , Last shift!
724, we like to get the facts straight
NLPD FB page: The New London Police
Department has elected not to pursue criminal charges for individuals
involved with the June 6th, 2020 incidents of criminal mischief
associated with the Columbus statue, the NLPD Community Substation,
and a NL police cruiser.
Chief: It wasn't me!
President in disbelief on WHO allowed a PCRC meeting
Police HQ roll call room during a pandemic!
That an influencer of the group responsible for vandalism to city
and the group the Chief refuse to prosecute
is allow in police HQ!
Thank You Murray Renshaw for lunch!
NLPD Ret' Sgt Eric Deltgen and is son Adam who recently
graduated front the Dallas police academy.
Eric says' "Yes my old uniform still fits!"
Retirees firearms day!
Police administration and city hall caved into public
pressure by picking which laws they want to enforce.
Our members believe this embarrassing decision of caving
into mob demands is nothing less than a dereliction
of duty to our oath of and only encourages more crime
knowing there are no consequences.
This cowardly unilateral decision undermines all the
hard work of every New London Police officer while undercutting
citizen public safety.
President disgusted with "Agency's" decision.
Union files MPP for City's repudiation
of the CBA for failing to fill the 3rd Captain position.
Step 3 grievance on same issue
was also filed at City Hall.
2% raise on July 1st!
Presidents #1 priority is to hire MORE cops!
Pres' is proud to announce; A grant has been secured
to hire 6 COPS!
Police make the rounds to celebrate graduating
Thanks Advanced Group for purchasing 30 meals from
Candlelight Vigil to Honor Fallen
Law Enforcement Officers
Special Thank you to:
Fisher Florist for the wreath donation.
Bag piper from Mashantucket Pd Tom Meskill
WWll / OLFD Chaplin - Mervin Roberts
May 10 -
Honoring AFSCME Law Enforcement Members
By Pete Levine
During Law Enforcement Week, we honor law enforcement officers
who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. We also recognize
the unique role that first responders like AFSCME law enforcement
members play during times of crisis, including the coronavirus
This year, three AFSCME-represented officers were killed or died
in the line of duty. Their names, along with the names of 307
officers, will be engraved on the National Law Enforcement Officers
Memorial in Washington, D.C.
The officers are:
• Correctional Officer Pedro J. Rodríguez-Mateo,
Council 95, Puerto Rico
• Deputy Sheriff Troy P. Chisum, Council 31, Illinois
• Sheriff Stephen B. McLoud from the Cayuga County Sheriff's
Office, Council 82, New York
While the annual memorial ceremonies will not be
held in person in Washington, D.C.,
a virtual candlelight vigil will be held in its place on May
Law Enforcement Week, also called Police Week, is a time not only
to pay tribute to those who keep our communities safe but to spotlight
the dangers they face and to acknowledge their constant presence,
more important now during the COVID-19 pandemic than ever.
In the tightknit, rural community of Fulton County, Illinois,
Deputy Ryan Maricle says the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t changed
the way he and his fellow officers safeguard their communities,
though it has meant taking extra precautions.
“Our challenges are the same as everybody’s. We’re
trying to keep ourselves safe, while trying to serve our community
properly,” says Maricle, a member of Local 3 (AFSCME Council
31). Luckily, says Maricle, “People are truly abiding by
Working in a small community like Fulton County brings unique
challenges says Maricle. Throughout his 16-year career, including
a period working narcotics, he’s been called on to arrest
community members he knows.
“When you’ve bought a weapon from someone who you
know shouldn’t have weapon—that keeps me up at night,”
A crime committed in Fulton County is often felt immediately,
its impact deep. Last June, a Fulton County deputy, Troy Chisum,
was killed in the line of duty responding to a domestic violence
call. It shocked the community.
“It was the worst event I had ever encountered in my life
and career,” says Maricle, who was a close friend of Chisum.
But Maricle and his fellow law enforcement officers also witnessed
something uplifting. “I saw our community—people from
all walks of life, even people who I knew had committed crimes—stand
on the side of the road and show respect to a great person.”
In the more urban city of New London, Connecticut, Todd
Lynch, who has served his community for 20 years as a
state trooper and as a police officer for the past 12 years, says
that while “people have their own perspectives about law
enforcement,” a new appreciation for front line-public service
workers has taken hold during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The recognition is so much more than what it was before,”
says Lynch, president of Local 724 (Council 4).
While appreciation of public service workers has flourished in
recent weeks, that doesn’t impact the way Lynch and his
fellow officers serve their communities. In a city where, during
an 8-hour shift, he might respond to a range of crimes, from a
trespassing to a domestic violence call to a murder, Lynch remains
focused on getting the job done and keeping people safe.
While Law Enforcement Week serves as an important time to acknowledge
law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty,
Lynch adds that it’s also a time to remember those who “are
still out there. You don’t have to love them, but you should
You can pay tribute to a fallen law enforcement officer this year
lighting a virtual candle.
City blows chance to reorganize Dept!
Fails to meet deadline to negotiate
- Chief presents idea of
- Union drafts Re-org document
- Chief and Union agree to document
City Hall & City Attorney
feet for weeks.
President has had enough.
Re-org Dead issue
Grievance filed to promote 3rd Capt
Teachers union delivers 64 meals from lake of isles!!!
Front-line public service workers are critical
to fighting this pandemic
and re-opening our economy.
Congress must pass state and local aid!
Right now, front-line public service workers – health
care workers, corrections officers, Police and other public service
workers – are putting their lives at risk to fight this
pandemic. But if Congress doesn’t pass state and local aid,
these public service workers could be thanked with a pink slip.
to do its part to fund the front lines and pass state and
local aid for public services. Front-line public service workers
are critical to fighting this pandemic and re-opening our economy.
America can do neither if we lay them off.
As we salute our health care workers...
Photo by Sean Elliot - The
The community keeps reaching out to salute us!
Val Queiroga, a sales manager
for Tactical Police Gear
provided bottles of hand sanitizer
and eye shields.
MR G's to deliver pizza Thurs at 2-3 pm!
McDonalds is offering a first responder meal at breakfast,
lunch and dinner.
Drive thru only
New London Teachers Union
New London Education Association
Will purchase Pizza for
Afts and Mids to enjoy later this week.
Thanks Pres' Rich Baez!
for Blazin BBQ dinners
We stand together with our Brothers and Sisters of
To the members of the New London Police department. I wanted to
take a quick minute to say that Firefighter Mayo’s view
of what you all do everyday does not reflect the rest of the New
London Firefighters. We all have a deep respect for the work that
you do and certainly understand that you do not only arrest and
detain. I hope that firefighter Mayo’s comments do not tarnish
the relationship between the NLPD and NLFD. As always we look
forward to serving alongside you all.
President New London Firefighters
IAFF Local 1522
Sgt Zelinski, Officer Stringer,
Sgt Bergeson, Officer Cable
Letters of Commemdation!
Rescue of male in water at Thamesport Marina
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act requires
certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or
expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related
here for info
FACT SHEET: Federal Coronavirus Paid FMLA, Sick Leave Requirements
Local 724 would like to thank the community for their
and generosity through this crisis.
From masks to food to kind words - THANK YOU!
The injuried reserve makes use of
the Capts old office.
Local Union Annual Financial Report.
LUAFR and 990's are fun!
The NEW Roll Call..
Smak Dab concert Postpone
NLPD Youth and DARE Officer
Phil Fazzino retires from
States Attorney office
Mike Lewis and partner Asher
Remember to submit your contract
ideas to the negotiating team.
or drop them in the Union
A couple of Vet's!
Clayton and Dougie!
Great job Max and crew!
17 + bikes and scooters awarded!
Hula hoop contest, Bubble gum blowing contest
Free food and ice cream, swimming!
Another successful National Night Out - Pix
All in a days work...
and Rusty help evict a black rat snake
from 504's POV truck while he was driving in NL!
Snake fell from behind
dashboard to the floor while 504 was driving!
Lav charms snake out of the center console!
Given a new home.. Thanks Lav' and Rusty!
Next day Dee helps untangle
a seagull from wire atop of Garde theater!
Sailfest 2019 in the books
La Lee's last one!
Field photos click here
President Lynch thanks Chief Reichard for standing
with his men:
at 1100 searching for an armed suspect..
and at 0200 hrs helping make the only arrest of the night.
Pres' also sends Thanks to Josh, DA and Dee for all
their assistance in food prep!
But what about members
of your own Department!?
No Police Officer of the year
chosen in 3 years!
MADD recognize Officers John Michaud and Luke Delgrosso (23 DUI
33rd annual recognition ceremony
Retirees firearms 2019
Firearms training 2019
2019 - 300 Shooters so far