From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: This Memorial Day weekend the Bridgeport Police Department will be increasing traffic enforcement given the high volume of travel expected over the holiday.
Entries Tagged as 'Joe Gaudett'
May 22nd, 2015 · 4 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events
May 8th, 2015 · 20 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events
It will cost taxpayers about $65,000 as a result of a car accident Police Chief Joe Gaudett had with a couple injured in the crash in 2010, according to a ruling by Superior Court Judge Dale Radcliffe.
May 4th, 2015 · 14 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement
Who’ll win the war of words this mayoral cycle when it comes to public safety? A day after the city’s latest murder, Mayor Bill Finch in a news release touts lower crime rates, saying “I’ve seen the progress and our residents today feel much safer than they did seven years ago.” Does the mayor’s optimism […]
April 1st, 2015 · 1 Comment · Law Enforcement, News and Events
From public safety spokesman Bill Kaempffer: The Bridgeport Police Department, along with the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Office, today announced the kick-off of “U DRIVE. U TEXT. U PAY”–an effort to crackdown on motorists who choose to text, talk or otherwise distract themselves from the task of driving by using a hand-held mobile […]
March 26th, 2015 · 4 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events
UPDATE: video of Gaudett news briefing. For a second consecutive day, a shooting has claimed a life in the North End. Police say a 30-year-old construction worker on Chopsey Hill Road near Pond Street was shot dead Thursday morning by a man now in custody who apparently had asked about a job. Police have arrested […]
March 25th, 2015 · 12 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events
With a mayoral election on the horizon, the Bridgeport Police union on Wednesday approved a new four-year contract granting firing power and assignment flexibility to Police Chief Joe Gaudett, 2.5 percent pay increases each year for officers and some concessions in a 260-79 vote by membership. The union had rejected a contract proposal last year. […]
NAACP Chief: Cop Recruitment Disappoints Reflection Of Community, Finch: City More Diverse Than Other CT Cities
March 23rd, 2015 · 32 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events
Following a government recruitment drive to hire police officers who reflect the makeup of the city, the new head of the local NAACP George Mintz expressed disappointment in the numbers. As of Tuesday, 1,013 candidates had met the testing qualifications, according to a story by CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart. Of those, 139, or 14 […]
March 19th, 2015 · 9 Comments · Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events
From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Mayor Bill Finch, community leaders, neighbors, local contractors and businesses rallied to help the Reservoir Community Farm to rebuild after a fire destroyed a community building in the North End.