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Ganim Promises To Hire 100 Cops, Finch Campaign: Investments In Public Safety Doubled

July 15th, 2015 · 21 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

As a 31-year-old candidate for mayor in 1991, Joe Ganim pledged to hire 100 police officers in his first term with crime a major issue. Now on the comeback trail at age 55 with crime a central theme of his campaign, he’s promising to do the same, if elected, in a letter to supporter police […]

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Meanwhile, Gaudett Orders Cops To Avoid Ganim Campaign Substations

July 15th, 2015 · 26 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement

Politics in the cop shop? No way. Police Chief Joe Gaudett, in a memo to “All Commands,” clarifies rules regarding political activities during work hours. Assistant Police Chief James Nardozzi says he believes the department’s rationale also comes under the Hatch Act that precludes some federal employees from engaging in political activities in the workplace.

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Finch, Gaudett Announce Latest Gun Buyback Program

July 14th, 2015 · 4 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch and Chief Joe Gaudett on Tuesday announced the city’s gun buyback program will resume this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Police Department Community Services Division, 1395 Sylvan Avenue.

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Ganim Opens ‘Unofficial’ Police Substation For Trumbull Gardens, More Coming To Other Neighborhoods

July 9th, 2015 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Backed by members of the Bridgeport Police Union supporting his comeback effort, former Mayor Joe Ganim opened a police substation/satellite campaign office Wednesday afternoon servicing the crime-plagued Trumbull Gardens housing project area, saying “We needed a presence in this part of the city.” Ganim says his campaign will expand operations featuring unofficial police substations “all […]

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Dueling Police Substations, Finch Announces One For Trumbull Gardens

July 8th, 2015 · 25 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

A day after former Mayor Joe Ganim announced he’s opening a police substation/satellite campaign office at Trumbull Gardens, Mayor Bill Finch says he’s launching a police substation at 505 Trumbull Avenue. From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Mayor Bill Finch and Police Chief Joseph L. Gaudett Jr. announced the opening of a new police substation […]

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Finch Provides Update On Trumbull Gardens Shooting

July 7th, 2015 · 18 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: A 26-year-old man is in stable condition following a shooting last night on Trumbull Avenue. When police located the victim, he was attempting to conceal a handgun under a nearby car.

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Paging Mr. Ed! Mounted Patrol Big Hit With Kids

July 1st, 2015 · 32 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Steve Krauchick of Doing It Local shares this video report of the Police Department’s mounted patrol visiting Trumbull Gardens public housing project.

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Foster Claims Public Shut Out, Responds To Finch’s Crime Plan

June 30th, 2015 · 55 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

On a day Mayor Bill Finch announced new public safety initiatives including additional patrols at public housing projects, Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster asserts the public was shut out of the news conference and has issued her own policy suggestions such as a mobile substation, community policing and a makeover of the civilian police board. […]

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