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 […]
Entries Tagged as 'Joe Gaudett'
July 15th, 2015 · 21 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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. […]