Riverhead Police Take Latino Diversity Training

Jul 11, 2018

The Organización Latino-Americana is in the middle of a five-week Latino Diversity Training for Riverhead police.

Minerva Perez, the executive director of OLA of Eastern Long Island, says the goal is to foster dialogue that encourages a “safer community for all.”

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Connecticut State Police are about to be equipped with body cameras. The State Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection says it used an $895,000 grant from the Justice Department to purchase 800 cameras for its officers. Some municipal police departments in Connecticut, including Stamford and New Haven, already have body cameras.

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Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has chosen the head of the FBI’s Long Island Office for the Suffolk County police commissioner post. Geraldine Hart would be the first woman to hold the position in the Department’s history.

Bridgeport To Pilot Police Body Cameras

Feb 21, 2018
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Connecticut’s largest city has begun a pilot program to test body cameras for its police officers.

Connecticut Police K-9 To Receive Body Armor

Jan 17, 2018
Courtesy of the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection

Connecticut State Police announced that their K-9 German Shepherd Brutus will now have his own protective vest.

He’s the fourth state police dog to receive body armor.

Each vest can weigh up to about five pounds and is valued at almost $2,300.

The money for Brutus’ vest came from private donations, with help from Vested Interest in K9s Inc., a non-profit that helps law enforcement get this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K-9 partners.