Public Safety

Dora Schriro (Courtesy Office of the Governor)

Schriro Confirmed In Close House Vote

The Connecticut House of Representatives has confirmed Dora Schriro for a second term as the state’s public safety commissioner.


The governor today announced Dora Schriro will take over as Commissioner of the State Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

NYC Official To Be First Woman To Head Connecticut Department Of Public Safety

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has named New York City’s top prison official as the state’s next public safety commissioner.


new britain police

New Hires In New Britain Police Department

The number of New Britain’s finest is on the upswing. Following a hiring freeze, the city has recruited and hired 18 officers. That, says Mayor Timothy O’Brien, is in addition to several lateral hires they’ve […]


Pedro Segarra

Hartford Mayor Issues Overtime, Hiring Freeze Veto

Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra has vetoed a Common Council measure that would have put a halt to overtime and hiring for the foreseeable future. With the city looking at a nine-million-dollar deficit for the current […]


Connecticut State Police Patch

State Police Release Holiday Traffic Numbers

Connecticut State Police concluded a busy Thanksgiving holiday enforcement detail at midnight. Lieutenant Paul Vance said they recorded three fatalities among the over 400 accidents investigated between last Wednesday and midnight Sunday.  Fifty-nine were injured, […]


Rendering, Hartford Public  Safety Complex (Courtesy City of Hartford)

First Public Safety Services Move Into New HQ

The first Hartford Police and Fire Services have moved in to the new Public Safety Complex at 253 High Street, and additional services will be moving in over the next few weeks.


UConn Police Major Ronald Blicher (University of Connecticut photo)

UConn Police Major Retiring

A second top University of Connecticut police official is retiring amid controversy over the six-figure salaries of top department officials, who earned more than police managers in many cities including New York.


Hartford Public Safety Complex beam signing, Jan. 11, 2011.  Photo courtesy city spokesperson Sarah Barr.

“Topping Off” At Safety Complex

Hartford’s new Public Safety Complex on High Street reached a milestone Monday with the “topping off” ceremony for the $77 million dollar project.