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Entries Tagged as 'Joe Gaudett'

Police To Increase Traffic Enforcement

May 22nd, 2015 · 4 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

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.

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Chief’s Car Accident Costs $65,000, Judge Rules Against City

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.

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Finch: City Is Safer, Stronger Than Any Time I Can Remember

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 […]

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Don’t Text And Drive

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 […]

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Another Man Shot Dead In North End

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 […]

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Cops Approve New Contract As Mayoral Election Gears Up

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. […]

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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 […]

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Neighbors Rally To Rebuild Community Farm

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.

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