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NIP-IT Program on Council agenda

Neighborhood Interdiction Program and Inspection Team to be re-instituted

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Large crack in 2nd fl floor


Local 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.
Investigation found:

- 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

Read 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 building occupants.

Member complaints of headaches, sinus infections rise AGIAN!

2007 Mold in dispatch

Forty years ago, on Feb. 19, 1975,
National Labor Relations Board vs. J. Weingarten

The high court ruled that an employee has the right to request union representation in any meeting that she or he feels could result in discipline or termination. READ IT



Congestion a daily event in the NLPD parking lot...


Hiring of Kathleen Eldergill passes council 5-1
(1st of 3 readings)

Marty Olsen - mad as a hornet

"Mayor has been sitting on this for
"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.
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Who is Kathleen Eldergill
Super Lawyer



Scotty J gets his Master Sgt rocker!

10 years for Scott in rank!

Brian and Z save 2 from Order-In!

Afternoons taking a beating on OI's

But Griff still gets whacked despite guys steppin up..



Read PoliceOne article submitted by our Members

For police body cameras, big costs loom in storage
The storage expenses — running into the millions of dollars in some cities —
often go overlooked in the debates over using cameras.


Local 724 will continue to be a PRODUCTIVE part of the community.
Hundreds of dollars donated and time volunteered.

Carter Scholarship football
United Way Gemma Moran Food drive
Make a wish foundation Volleyball
Wounded Warrior
NLHS police academy
Salvation army
McCourt Foundation
FDNL burn foundation
Special Olympics basketball / torch run
Sandy Ground Project
NLHS Halloween event
TVCCA boot drive
Blue Mass
McCourt Foundation

Photo by Tim Martin

Neighborhood alliance
Adopt a family, Fishing tournament, easter egg hunt




Union sends letter to Public Safety chair E Richardson
voicing concerns over Kris Wriaghts PCRC status.
Read Union letter

Letter to editor from PCRC member outrages Union members.

Read Letter by Kris Wraight


Skinny strips boat to prepare Marine Unit for Auction!

Salvaged marine equipment sent to storage..
Chief Ackley sank program from the start..



City Council approves new cars!
Thank you councilors!

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6 new cars could be ready in 10 weeks! .


Popular 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.

Candy machine

is now FULL!


NLPD Members utilize the prisoner van to transport boots to New London Public Schools and students who are in need for the annual TVCCA Boot Program.



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 Cancer Society!


‘The Colonel’ retires from NLPD

Photo Sean D. Elliot/The Day


Pack the paddywagon
$641 cash donated, 70 Turkeys!

Thanks to all who braved the cold for a good cause!

MORE action photos


Chris White and regional dive team
perform Evidence recovery drills off City Pier in 50 degree water.



Join the Below 100 campaign!
below 100

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)
below 100

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 Magazine

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
Martin, Mike
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.

It 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

2 NEW 300 Shooters
photos by Dan Jphotos by Dan J
Patty T and JZ get perfect scores!

8 total 300 shooters this year:

Sgt LM Keating - 2nd place TG award
Sgt Strecker
Det Crandall
P Tidd
R Linderson
J Zelinski
C White
C Lavimoniere








Max ready with the Halloween candy!

Halloween event! Friday 10/24 6-9 pm
Costume parade at waterfront downtown



Local 724 sponsors golf outing for Probation Officer Terry Ward


Political rally - Oct 16 Garde Theater

Good Job Chuck for producing another great show!



Thank you City Council!
Contract passes 6 - 0

Members ready to use new contract benefits!

Congratulations to FDNL for acceptance
into CMERS !

Calvin Darrow Pulls the pin!

Help is on the way...

Recruits from Left to Right: Brendan Benway, Justin Beers, and Justin Lawrie)
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New 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
Photo by Tim Martin from The Day

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 Valentine McCourt!
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 Football game!

Coach Zelinski leads team 724 to WIN!
Hulland, Cable, Lax and CSP Gorra grind out tough grid iron battle!

$35,000 raised!


articles submitted by members for your reading

From the Corps to cops: How these military values translate to police leadership


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 force.

C15“We 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.

Over 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 Matchett.
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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.



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March update
Chucks blog
New cars
Ackley v. Finizio
Next police academy class
Mayoral campaign
Regional Dispatch
Dept atta boys
and more..



Pottsy speaks out
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Read letter to editor



Mike Passsero on Renshaw Report!

City needs professional management!
Council funded for 6 more officers but that has not been done!
The Mayor controls the police chief.. again lack of professional management!


Union and Admin come to agreement to fed weary troops at all major events!



Smitty speaks out.

Read letter to editor


Administrations new car shuffle matrix video
Emergency calls have to wait until.....


Big crowd sends Capt Crowley off in to retirement at Tony D's!

Hey sista we're all friends here...


NLPD honors Newtown Victim Emilie Parker


Congratulations to police friend Andre Danford of Lyme Shores Tennis and Conditioning Center in EL.
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Andre has been slected by the USTA to recieve 2014 William Freedman Award for his work on JR tennis programs.

Andre is the director of youth inter-city tennis for the City of NL program for kids.

Congrats Sgt Moreau and Sgt Strecker on new
Master Sgt patches!



Organized Labor Delivers Victory on Election Day!

Gubernatorial: Malloy/ Wyman WIN Congress: Joe Courtney WIN
State Rep: Ernie Hewett WIN
Comptroller Kevin Lembo WIN
Sec of State Denise Merrill WIN

Congratulations also extended to:
State Senator 20th Dist Paul Formica
State Rep 40th Dist Aundre Bumgardner

More pictures from

Malloy rally


Internal review clears Lynch of wrongdoing in arrest of New London business owner!

Read it

Summary Judgement
in favor of T Lynch!
Read - Lynch V Ackley


Renshaw report
marty olsen says
Police dept is in purgatory, low morale, let the chief go, lets move on!

Its a small orld after all...

Ret' Sgt Eric Deltgen and D.C. Chip Segar stumble upon each other in Disney World!


New London Police Chief Ackley must go;
but how?


Police union donates the Bait for 40 children at

The Neighborhood Alliance fishing Tournament!


US District Court News!

Lance Goode voluntary dismissal of all allegations against Union President Todd Lynch



Retired K-9 Buck passes - succumbs to Cancer

Thoughts and prayers to his partner
J Michaud and family.

Congratulations to
Brian Laurie
Brian was one of 10 Officers state wide to receive

The Task Force Partnership Award from the US Attorneys Office!


UNION telephonic fundraiser
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Union returns monies back to the community:

Carter Scholarship
United Way Gemma Moran
Make a wish foundation
Wounded Warrior
Neighborhood alliance - easter egg hunt, fishing tourny, adopt a family Christmas gifts, toy drive
NLHS non alcoholic senior party
Salvation army
McCourt Foundation
FDNL burn foundation
Special olympics
Sandy Ground Project
NLHS Halloween event
and more..

Sheffield Pharmaceuticals
Donates $500 to NLPD Color Guard!


American Police Beat article

Law Enforcement leadership