The Connecticut State Police Union continues to be committed to improving the working conditions of our 1,040 members (Troopers, Sergeants, and Master Sergeants).
Congratulations to the two 2014 Trooper of the Year Award Recipients
Trooper First Class Bryan Fahey Trooper First Class Marc O'Mara
The following Press Release was issued on May 18, 2015
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES AND PUBLIC PROTECTION
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE
Dr. Dora B. Schriro
For Immediate Release: May 18, 2015
Contact: Scott DeVico
DESPP Public Information Officer
DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES AND PUBLIC PROTECTION COMMISSIONER SCHRIRO COMPLETES REVIEW OF STATE POLICE DISPATCH, ANNOUNCES MODIFICATIONS
(MIDDLETOWN, CT) – Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Commissioner Dora B. Schriro today announced that she hascompleted a comprehensive review of consolidated dispatch and outlined a plan moving forward. The plan, in addition to the previously announced 24/7 barracks coverage and the redirecting of administrative calls back to the troops, calls for the following:
"Our State Police Troops are critical to the communities they serve and this plan will yield optimal operational efficiencies at every troop," said Commissioner Schriro. "These adjustments, coupled with the previous improvements that we put into place, will significantly enhance our dispatch operations. The Troops, their towns, local leaders and our stakeholders all contributed to the development of this plan."
The roll out of this plan will coincide with the installation of the state's new next-generation 9-1-1 system and will begin in the coming weeks, with a projected completion date of this fall.
Last year, as part of the initial review of dispatch consolidation, Commissioner Schriro directed the restoration of 24/7 coverage at all state police barracks across the state, keeping the barracks open and accessible to the public around the clock and redirected administrative calls that are not urgent in nature to the local Troops for individualized attention. The Commissioner also established several standing advisory groups consisting of COST and CCM members and troop personnel.
Commissioner Schriro’s top to bottom review has included numerous tours of the 11 troops, on-going conversations with sworn and civilian line staff, supervisors and managers and dispatcher family members; meetings with employee bargaining units and its members; meetings with state legislators and local leaders; collection and analysis of data; a tour of the New York City’s 911 call center and consultations with several other states regarding their 911 and dispatching activities.
Appropriations Committee Public Hearing on the 2015-2018 NP-1 Contract -
On Tuesday, April 21, 2015, Fae Brown-Brewton, the State’s chief negotiator, and Union President Andy Matthews testified before the Appropriations Committee on the 2015-2018 contract. To access the testimony, click on the following link: http://www.ctn.state.ct.us/ctnplayer.asp?odID=11447. Union President Andy Matthews’ testimony starts at approximately 1:17:00 of the video.
Public Safety Committee Forum on Police & Community Relations -
On Thursday, April 2, 2015, Union President Andy Matthews was selected to participate in a police and community relations forum before the General Assembly's Public Safety Committee. The forum focused on issues related to race and racial profiling. The panel also included U.S. Attorney Deirdre Daly, leaders from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, an A.C.L.U. official, and New Haven Police Chief, Dean Esserman. Click on the following link to access the Racial Profiling Report/Public Hearing: http://www.ctn.state.ct.us/ctnplayer.asp?odID=11378.
2015 Union Scholarships -
Just a reminder – All 2015 Union Scholarships must be completed and received before Friday, May 15, 2015. To make the application process easier, we added the scholarship application to this website. To access the scholarship application, click on “Member Resources,” then “Forms and Documents,” and lastly click on “2015 Scholarship Application.” Members are welcome to email, mail, or fax their applications to the Union office.
State Troopers from across the country attended the Funeral for Wisconsin State Trooper Trevor J. Casper.
From the left are: Troopers from Pennsylvania, Oregon, Texas, Connecticut, S/Sgt. Eric C. Meybaum (H-Field Command) and Washington.
On March 30, 2015, 27 different State Police agencies paid their respect to our fallen Brother, Wisconsin Trooper, Trevor Casper.