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The Connecticut State Police Union's mission is to uphold the honor of the State Police profession and vigilantly protect, promote, advance and improve working conditions, legal rights, compensation and benefits of our Troopers.  We also aim to generate public and political interest of vital importance to a Trooper’s duties in our State.

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

Commissioner

 

For Immediate Release: May 18, 2015

Contact: Scott DeVico

DESPP Public Information Officer

203-525-6959

scott.devico@ct.gov

 

 

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:

 

  • Reinstating dispatch and call taking functions at all troops in the Western and Eastern Districts during the first half of FY 2016, and continuing dispatch and call taking from each troop in the Central District.

 

  • Specifically, Troops A and B will each resume operation of its own call center in the Western District and Troops D, E, and K will each resume operation of its own call center in the Eastern District. Troop G in the Western District and Troops H, F, and I in the Central District will each continue to operate its own call center.

 

  • Additionally, Troop L in the Western District and Troop C in the Eastern District, the current consolidated call center locations, will each resume taking its respective troop’s calls only. 

 

  • To create greater surge capacity, Troops L and C will also be designated as the locations that would handle an influx in calls caused by a catastrophic eventand provide critical back-up in the event of a system failure.

 

"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.

 

 


 

UNION MEMBER INFORMATION

 

 

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.