sends letter to Public Safety chair E Richardson
voicing concerns over Kris Wriaghts PCRC status.
Letter to editor from PCRC member
outrages Union members.
Letter by Kris Wraight
Winter snuck up on us again!
Only 4 sets of chains for police cruisers this winter storm!
Broken chains never replaced.
Skinny strips boat to prepare Marine Unit for Auction!
Salvaged marine equipment sent to storage..
Chief Ackley sank program from the start..
Its Deja vu all over again!
2007 problems are back!
Union archives on 2007 issues here
CT-OSHA takes samples, swabs and wipes of 5 Gov' Winthrop
Member complaints of headaches, sinus infections
Problems right from the start!
City Council approves new cars!
Thank you councilors!
6 new cars could be ready in 10 weeks!
Jan 22, a VNA representative will be available in
the roll call
conducting blood pressure screenings
between 0630-0830 hrs. and 1400-1600 hrs.
ABC broadcast, "The rest of the story"
Paul Harvey speech- What is a Policman
In 1921, when Paul Harvey was three years old, his father was
murdered. His father and a friend (a Tulsa police detective) were
rabbit hunting while off-duty around 9pm when approached by four
armed men who attempted to rob them. Mr. Aurandt was shot and
died two days later of his wounds. The four robbers were identified
by the surviving detective, and arrested the day after Aurandt
died. A lynch mob of 1,500 people formed at the jail, but all
four were smuggled out, tried, convicted, and received life terms
NLPD travels to NYC for ceremony
Checkin the books
Union Trustees K McBride and J Green
perform the Trustees audit on their own time.
is now FULL!
utilize the prisoner van to transport boots to New London Public
Schools and students who are in need for the annual TVCCA Boot
Quickly find money for body cameras but....
Matrix car shuffle has day shift
defrosting cars each morning.
Plenty of other computer and vehicle problems to be fixed first.
Trooper Tim Henderson, of the Connecticut State Police, graduated
from the State Police Academy 124th Training Troop Thursday 12/11/14.
Tim was also the recipient of the Alan Tuskowski award for excellence,
#1 overall in class.
Tim is the 12th NLPD officer to become state trooper in the last
7 years. NLPD running low on young officers as old timers plan
exits for retirement.
095 PD just about on life support while admin focuses energies
on revised vehicle slips....
No shave November - $1,400 fo American
‘The Colonel’ retires
Photo Sean D. Elliot/The Day
Pack the paddywagon
$641 cash donated, 70 Turkeys!
Thanks to all who braved the cold for a good
MORE action photos
Chris White and regional dive team
perform Evidence recovery drills off City Pier in 50 degree
Join the Below 100 campaign!
Below 100 Program, an initiative that aims
to reduce the line of duty deaths to below 100, a number
not the seen since 1944.
Current LODD - 99
(line of duty deaths)
Little known fact-
Retired member Eddie Hedge first brought
Below 100 to CT and has made it a personal mission to
educate all LE in the State.
Keep an eye out for future postings in Officer
As Eddie helps further promote Below 100
within the LE community with the help of Gordon Graham
and Dale Stockton, Editor of Law Officer Magazine
724 salutes our Vets!
Adkins, Dustin 1stLT Air Force
Basket, Kyle IC3 Navy
Bergeson, Josh Corporal Marines
Bergeson, Todd Corporal Marines
Brisson-Lopez, Carl PO 2 Navy
Cable, Rich Army Spec 4
Coe, Doreen Captain Army
Cavanaugh, Mike S/Sergeant Army
Green, John Navy
Griffin, Ryan Sergeant Army
Jaramillo, Dan IC2 Navy
Kramer, Chris Army
MacDonald, Russell Corporal Marines
Mariano, Mike Sergeant Army
McBride, Kevin CPO Coast Guard
Milaro, Josh Captain Army
Neff, Wayne Sergeant Army
Nichols, Jeff Private Marines
Nolan, Anthony PO 3rd Navy
Northup, Tom S/Sergeant Air Force
O’Mara, Darrin Spec 4 Army
Pelchat, Joseph Sergeant Marines
Strecker, Mike Spec 4 Army
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
Fire arms training complete:
Chris White earns Top Gun status!
All 300 shooters compete for closest grouping
NEW 300 Shooters
Patty T and JZ get perfect
8 total 300 shooters this year:
Sgt LM Keating - 2nd place TG award
Article submitted by our readers
Local 724 sponsors golf outing for Probation Officer
Political rally - Oct
16 Garde Theater
Good Job Chuck for producing another great show!
to FDNL for acceptance
Calvin Darrow Pulls the pin!
Help is on the way...
Recruits from Left to Right: Brendan Benway, Justin Beers, and
London hires three new police recruits
Finizio said three years ago, during a restructuring
in leadership positions, Crowley was one of the few members of
the senior staff who stayed on.
“Without his steady guidance we would not have come through
it as well as we did,” Finizio said.
24 annual Blue Mass and brunch for
law Enforcement and their families Sept 21 1015
Photo by Tim Martin from The
Rich Cable and his brother took part in a GoRuck
Physical Fitness Challenge to
pay tribute to the victims of 9-11.
The event was 13 hours and covered 21 miles through New York City.
Participants carried 40 lbs ruck sack and other items from 25lbs
to 120 lbs and at times had to carry each other along the way.
Rich did this challenge in part to honor Juliana
Good Job Rich!
How lack of sleep may cause deadly police errors
Buck and Ike honored!
James Cortina, Board Director
for the Connecticut
Police Work Dog Association, presented K9 memorial plaques
on behalf of the C.P.W.D.A. Board of Directors and it’s
members to the New London’s Police Department, to Officer
John Michaud for K9 Buck who passed away 6/24/14 and Sergeant
Matt Galante for K9 Ike who passed away on 12/13/13.
Plaques were presented on 7/25/14.
Team 724 wins divisional game in Carter Scholarship
Coach Zelinski leads team 724 to WIN!
Hulland, Cable, Lax and CSP Gorra grind out tough grid iron battle!
articles submitted by members for
the Corps to cops: How these military values translate to police
NLPD: Desperate for recruitment,
yet silent on retention Issues
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.