2 new recruits Ashley James and Jordan Salas
Promotional tests posted
Detective - App to personnel
by 4/15 - Test May 12 @ 1130
Sgt - App to personnel by 4/30 - Test May 12 @ 0930
LT - App to personnel by 4/30 - Test May 12 @ 0930
Groton Municipal bldg
Firearms training to begin..
Check bulletin board for times and dates
Bring a lunch
State of the City address
Finizio’s proposed budget does not
include funding for additional police officers, firefighters
or other city positions, but does fully fund vacant positions
and positions that were funded for only a portion of the
current fiscal year
Marty Olsen said what struck him
more than the issues Finizio addressed Tuesday evening
were those that the mayor did not mention during his speech,
particularly the status of suspended police Chief Margaret
Ackley and possible increases in insurance costs.
six years ago Jennifer McDonald, wife of Norwich Police
Officer Greg McDonald, was diagnosed with brain cancer.
After years of treatment and surgery the McDonald family
received heartbreaking news on Monday, March 16, 2015.
Jennifer's cancer is not only back, but extremely aggressive.
"Safety Hazard" fixing PD stairs will have
Council meeting (The Day).
PW Hanser wants to send project out to bid.
Council sends Hansers request to PW Committee..
No fix for a while. All members watch your step.
Big Guy to attend FBI
National Academy this Fall.
Its mission is “to support, promote,
and enhance the personal and professional development
of law enforcement leaders by preparing them for complex,
dynamic, and contemporary challenges through innovative
techniques, facilitating excellence in education and research,
and forging partnerships throughout the world.”
Ackelys attempt to decertify Dave
POST drops Ackleys complaint:
FAILED TO ESTABLISH
to be available soon...
Old friend Dan Talbot (LAPD) to be promoted to Detective
Det' 3 is equivalent to LT, Leaving
NLPD pays off again!
1990 - Dan and J Newlin at 40 Crystal Ave - 2011
Dan during LAPD training
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.
- 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
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
Member complaints of headaches, sinus infections
2007 Mold in dispatch
Hiring of Kathleen
Eldergill passes council 5-1
Marty Olsen - mad as a hornet
"Mayor has been sitting on this for
6 DAM MONTHS!"
"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.
Read PoliceOne article submitted
by our Members
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
Hundreds of dollars donated and time volunteered.
Skinny strips boat to prepare Marine Unit for Auction!
Salvaged marine equipment sent to storage..
Chief Ackley sank program from the start..
NLPD travels to NYC for ceremony
utilize the prisoner van to transport boots to New London Public
Schools and students who are in need for the annual TVCCA Boot
No shave November - $1,400 fo American
‘The Colonel’ retires
Photo Sean D. Elliot/The Day
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
24 annual Blue Mass and brunch for
law Enforcement and their families Sept 21 1015
Photo by Tim Martin from The
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.