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Workers organize labor unions primarily to secure better wages and better working conditions. We hold that they also organize in order to participate in the decision which affect them at work and the community.

Local 724 to join AFSCME Legal Defense Program.
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Discounted rates on all types of insurance
from our liability insurance carrier.
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Thompson & Peck

Todd presented appreciation plaque on behalf of Jasper
from CT Police Work Dog Association

History of NL K-9s


Union President parking only....

May update
State Lay offs
Non Police promotions
Bill and Hillary
Heroin epidemic
Teds excellent adventure and more!


Chucks blog



Jasper passes suddenly!
Department stunned.

dd requests privacy during this difficult time.
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Retirees firearms

Moke shoots 300 in first round of retiree shoota's!




Bid forms are in the Shift Commander’s Office. Officers can begin submitting their bid form on Monday April 11th, 2016 for the next 4 month bid cycle.
All bid forms must be received by Monday April 18th, 2016 by 0800 hours. If a form is not submitted by that date and time, the officer is subject to assignment based on departmental needs.

Captain LJ Keating #548


Pres' Lynch and VP Flynn with AFSCME Pres' Lee Saunders
at the Council 4 convention

Read VPs convention notes

An angry Saunders made it clear that AFSCME went out of its way in 2014 to stand with and support the re-election bid for Dan Malloy who has turned his back on AFSCME working families with demands for layoffs of many Council 4 members.


Chief donates left over gun buy back donations
to PCRC for community development.
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Cheif and DC attend out of town K-9 training!
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Ask numerous questions to K-9 handlers.
We have an experienced K-9 Trainer too... yet he hasn't been asked any questions..?
In fact we have several Daniel Wasson Memorial Canine Award winners


Firearms training 2016

Fun drills / tourniquet training



Tips to keep off the SOR list....

Keep your car stereo volume down.
On MV stops.

Appropriate volume check
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Tact Vest are for night time only!

Jeff Bruno DEEP assists on MVA. Good to see ya Jeff!

April 1st - Transitional month!

Short or long sleeves with turtle neck can be worn.




Congressman introduces bill to make targeted killing of police a hate crime



About 10 police officers per year are killed in ambushes, but five already in 2016.



Congrat's LT Galante and Sgt Rodgers - Read

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Message from AFSCME President Lee Saunders

"It's important for our communities to know that, as public service workers, we never quit... Our streets will always need cleaning, our neighborhoods will always demand safety. We do this work not to get rich, but because it matters... The way public service workers speak with one voice is through our union. Its through AFSCME the police and firefighters can improve life saving services we provide our communities... If the Supreme Court sides with special interests in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association it could diminish our right to a strong voice on the job. But we'll never quit fighting for our rights and our voice. Without a strong voice for public service workers, communities all across the country will suffer.
We're AFSCME and We Never Quit . clcik




Kevin Bradley long time insurance Rep' for the City
is now back for your comprehensive personal insurance needs.

colnial life
Strangely, Kevin is scheduled to be at every City Dept
EXCEPT for the Police Dept!
In fact NO vender (AFLAC) is allowed in the PD!
City Hall, 3rd floor Council Chambers on
Thursday, March 17th from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.
· Fire HQ Monday, March 14, Tuesday, March 15, and Thursday, March 17th from 9:00 – 10:00 am
· Public Works Garage on Tuesday, March 15th from 7:30 am to 8:30 am




2 Ex NLPD officers.... now CSP hereos

Sean D. Elliot/The Day)


Hey Ace!

"Boy that Union has great seats!
"Let me tell ya kid, That extended leave is wonderful!"

But you voted against it Stevie!?



Congratulations to Officer Josh Bergeson and Sgt. Kevin McBride after formal Council Chambers ceremony were presented City Proclamations signed by Mayor Passero recognizing their extraordinary efforts. Josh for talking a suicidal man in crisis off the edge of City Pier and Kevin for finding the evading suspect vehicle that struck and killed a Connecticut College student crossing Rte 32. It's not often our officers are recognized for good work, but boy it sure is nice when it happens. Congratulations to both.
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Understand the issue and realize the court ruling does not mean she didn't do it..

clickQualified Immunity is a doctrine in U.S. federal law that arises in cases brought against state officials under 42 U.S.C Section 1983 and against federal officials under Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents, 403 U.S. 388 (1971).
Qualified immunity
, when applicable, shields government officials from liability for the violation of an individual's federal constitutional rights. This grant of immunity is available to state or federal employees performing discretionary functions where their actions, even if later found to be unlawful, did not violate "clearly established law". Click




Joe Pelchat steps up to take over Union candy/soda machines!


Dean pulls the plug!
Leave time will take him til November!

RB504 now most senior patrolman!



Top Local News Stories of 2015
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Controversy continues to follow New London chief


Finally some positive acknowledgements from our leaders.


From: Fields, Steven
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2015 2:18 PM
Subject: FW: Outstanding Policing and Community Efforts

I would like to recognize the outstanding and efficient professional efforts of the New London Police Department for the investigation and identification of the person responsible for last weeks tragic, hit and run fatallity, on route 32 in front of Connecticut College. The efforts of the first arriving officers and investigative personnel were significant and effective, however, the investigation was greatly enhanced by the extra efforts of Sergeant Kevin McBride, all involved personnel are recognized for the determination, care and commitment to safety in the City of New London.

Also recognized for outstanding community efforts are police department personnel, Brenda Flemming, Officer Max Bertsch, the Police Union and other members of the New London Police department for their significant and committed efforts in the "Adopt-A-Family" holiday program. Many become accustomed to dealing with the police in negative moments in their lives, it is critical and quite impressive for the police to proactively show and display such a caring and empathetic attitude in this community.

Please share these incidents of city workers going above and beyond and ensure my office is advised of the many other exceptional, efforts, taking place by our empolyees in your area of responsibility.

Mayor Michael Passero
City of New London


New London council’s committee pick not without controversy

Union questions Councilor Dominguez and Nolans vote
and praises Councilor Tranchida fo wanting to wait.


“Now you’re appointing someone who had a pending complaint against a police officer,” Lynch said. “I wouldn’t want someone who thinks police are never wrong either, but this committee now does nothing but drive a wedge between the community and the police department.”



Labor in the news


“There’s clearly budgetary problems. We know that,” said Sal Luciano, executive director of Council 4 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, which represents 16,000 of the state’s 40,000 unionized employees.

Labor blunter in its criticism of Malloy administration

Luciano faulted the administration for failing to inform legislators a year ago when it became clear that federal funding for the jobs centers, some of it geared to jobless rates, was drying up as the state's economy improved.



Promotion lists

Sgt list

LT results

Detective results










NL credit uion



Progress being made.

Next negotiations in 2 weeks


Bill Bratton gives advice on how not to get shot by cops


SEVEN officers
reassigned to evidence !?
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on meeting to reassign



Time to move to Canada!
Ontario decides to give first responders workplace insurance coverage for PTSD

CSP news
Contract talks
Blue lives matter
Ernie Hewett


Hewett 2016
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Griff gets VIS !

Detectives continue to be short staffed.

Could it be the list!?

Mayor of downtown
Ray Lapointe passes..
ray lapointe


Mayor Passero Facebook page shares 724 Political blog.
Passero for NL


Victory for Unions !
Supreme Court Ruling in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association


2 new recruits get their lockers!

Stringer on his own starting Sunday!


AFSCME Pres' Lee Saunders

"Four More Law Enforcement Officers Shot in Line of Duty"


Union settles Lynch bridge jumper grev'.

Lynch made to suit up after assisting WPD ELPD in finding suicidal person. (off duty)
$$$ Pay me $$$



Mike "Spiderman" Liachanko

Scales sharp wire fence
to get his man!

Powerful police video shared by one of our members


Missy had a healthy baby boy, Jackson Richard Broadbent 7lbs 13 oz 20 inches long was born on 12/21/15 at 11:18 am.

Mom and baby are doing well!


Stove Burnin and Whamo have come across this old Badge and are curious of its origins.

Go to our facebook page if any of you old timers recognize it or can provide some insight.


Local 724 and our friends at Fisher's Florist remembering Emilie Parker along with the 25 Angels who were taken from their loved ones.

Dec 14, 2015


Streck and Romanos business
up and running!

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Good Job Neil and Dee!

Recipients of the Parole and Community Services Division Community Partners Award.


Buzz Finishes TOP in his class! At POSTC Firearms instructor 2 week course!
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Final Qualifying round of 300! Shotgun instructor as well..
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Listen to the Lee Elci
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Todd Lynch interview here!


New London Police Chief Ackley must go;
but how?


A silent chief, a troubled New London Police Department
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Forget 'Exit Interviews.' Here's Why You Should Conduct Stay Interviews Instead.