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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.



New London Police Union
endorses Heather Somers

State Senate


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 how many
residents were traumatized or offended by vehicles presence..?


Council votes to send FREE rescue vehicle to the scrap yard!

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
Read Frank Ricci op-ed - CT News Junkie



PCRC Cries “Bullying” to Silence Police Union

At the September 1, 2020 PCRC meting members claimed the Union web page is bullying their community members because cops oppose their ideas.
They are also upset with PD digital message board for posting #TELLMYFAMILYILOVETHEM, 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 be addressed.

· 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 leadership while
challenging police accountability law

The Courant






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!


Wait! What?!

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 are Cowards.
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 poor judgement.


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

More info



Connecticut lawmakers propose ridiculous legislation against police
Read here

Speak up !
Find 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"



Members furious!

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 in
Police HQ roll call room during a pandemic!

That an influencer of the group responsible for vandalism to city property
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.





Thank you Public Works!




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.

TA Passes!

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 Seniors!



Thanks Advanced Group for purchasing 30 meals from
Muddy Waters!



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

More pictures


May 10 - May 16

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 pandemic.
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 13.
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 laws.”
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,” says Maricle.
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 respect them.”
You can pay tribute to a fallen law enforcement officer this year by lighting a virtual candle.



City blows chance to reorganize Dept!

Fails to meet deadline to negotiate

- Chief presents idea of Dept Re-org
- Union drafts Re-org document
- Chief and Union agree to document

City Hall & City Attorney drag their
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!!!

Thank you!



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.

Tell Congress 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 Day

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!

Thank you

for Blazin BBQ dinners



We stand together with our Brothers and Sisters of the FDNL!

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.

Stay safe

Steve Joly
President New London Firefighters
IAFF Local 1522


Good job!

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 to COVID-19.

Click here for info
FACT SHEET: Federal Coronavirus Paid FMLA, Sick Leave Requirements



Local 724 would like to thank the community for their kindness
and generosity through this crisis.
From masks to food to kind words - THANK YOU!

Thank you Tom Bonelli
of Jackson Hewitt!

Thank you Legends Limo

Thank you Ozzie
of College Pizza for multiple pizza deliveries!

Cookies for the heroes. From Girl Scout Troop. Tom Buckholts daughter

Tony D's

Officer Schafranski’s mother-in-law
makes cloth masks !

Liberty Bank GS Cookies!

Star Street Association for Ham dinners!

Mama White for snacks and drinks!
Allison Burdicks cookies!



The injuried reserve makes use of

the Capts old office.

Treasurer completes
Local Union Annual Financial Report.
LUAFR and 990's are fun!



The NEW Roll Call..



City Union Presidents meet
with City officials.



Smak Dab concert Postpone

NLPD Youth and DARE Officer

Phil Fazzino retires from
States Attorney office Article

Mike Lewis and partner Asher
now certified!

Remember to submit your contract ideas to the negotiating team.

or drop them in the Union box


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...

Lav' 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!

Chief recognizes L&M employee for helping toddler found on New London sidewalk at 4 a.m.

(Photo by Sarah Gordon - The Day)

724 salutes Hannah Schukei

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 arrests)
33rd annual recognition ceremony


Retirees firearms 2019

Firearms training 2019


2019 - 300 Shooters so far

















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NL credit uion



New London council chooses political correctness over protecting lives




Det. Brian Simonsen
New York City officer killed in the line of duty. Went to Mitchell college and was an intern at NLPD

Watch video


Sept' update
Political update


Catch Pres' Lynch on a weekly radio spot.
lee elci show 6-9am
94.9 Weds' 0630 hrs!
Lee and Lynch!


Old Friend Tim "Opie" O'Neill pulls the pug!

set to retire.

Mad Mike on deck!


Body Camera policy
comes out.


724 salute the senators and House Reps who supported police!

Del a cruz
You got our vote this November!


Resident from Pequot Ave stopped by to drop off some treats and to say “Thank You. We Support You and to be Safe.”


DEEP has found good use of an old City NL Barricade!

Bluff Point outhouse!

Thank you Grillo family!

Recovery Room Pizza!


Union and City agree to extend leave time deadline because of COVID complications!

Up to 1 year to use up built up leave time before you loose it.



Union donates to
Whalers helping Whalers

A group of local Chefs that are raising money to help feed families in need in New London CT.


Council 4 donate masks!


READ Lee Sanders

Despite more than a decade of underfunding public health and safety, those workers have stepped up to meet the crisis. Government must help them with emergency and long-term support.


Thanks Seri Montalvo!



Missy promoted to Detective!


Congrates Anthony Nolan
& Dee Nott!

20 years Master Patrolman!


Presidential flipper

Thank you Kyle from
Scotts meat for
the donation of food!

Thank you health care workers!
724 salutes you!

PPE's issued to everone!

Welcome back Tiff!

Dispatch gets some much needed help!


For all of the members that signed up for the Council 4 Treasurers training..

Its been cancelled.

Don't worry a Sept training has been scheduled!


The Notts are stepping up!

With school closed, any child who needs breakfast/lunch message Joe Nott on Facebook.
Dee and Joe with do what they can to help.


K-9 training

Seth from Pulaski County Indiana Sheriffs Dept w/ K-9 Loki


Good luck

Paul "Brass Balls" Gills!

724 would like to reach out to our retirees.

In a segment we title... "Where are they now!"

Send us a photo and a blurb on what you've been up to and we will share it.
Mail to 724


Cathrine Keating enjoys her left over desert from On the Waterfront Rest'.

Dinner was on 724 in appreciation of her hard work on the NLPD photo book!

Still on sale!
Contact Sgt LM Keating or

The way back machine

Shawn Polonet 1990s

Bunk receives life saving award

Public safety EAP is available 24 hours a day You can speak to an experienced case manager by calling our toll free phone number at any time. You are not obligated to take any further action if you call.

Behavioral Health Consultants, Inc.
Toll Free: 800-864-2742
OR 203-407-1029

Mugs jumps in to action!

Performs CPR on patron at Sullys Mobil until FDNL arrive!

Rich Cable see to it that NLPD remembers Sandy Hook..

NLPD photo book
Makes great Holiday gift!

Keating family members co-author “New London Police Department” book.


Thank you sub vets!

T-Day meals for those working!

Thomas Williamson gets his service dog -Sequoia!

Thanks for all the donations!

Pres and VP thanks Afts shift for their hard work with pizza


Pres' gets straight to work!

Files 2 greviences
- Officers Flexing
Officer(s) taking assignment
when already working

Pres' states we must keep it fair and will "Address the nonsense at Union mtg after Eboard is chosen.


Treasurer R Baker presents Author Catherine Keating W/ gift certificate

to On the Waterfront restaurant for her hard work co-producing NLPD photo history book!


2019 Weekend Overtime
/ Order-in update.

16 vacant shifts Aug 19
18 vacant shifts Aug 12
20 vacant shifts Aug 5
20 vacant shifts July 29
20 vacant shifts July 22
84 shifts over Sailfest wknd
20 vacant shifts June 23rd
14 vacant shifts June 16th
23 vacant shifts June 9th
15 vacant shifts June 2nd
18 vacant shifts May 27th
21 vacant shifts May 20th
23 vacant shifts May 12th