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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
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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.

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Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone hopes to name a new police commissioner by next month.

Over one hundred candidates have sent in their resumes for the job after former Commissioner Timothy Sini stepped down to become the new district attorney. Acting Commissioner John Barry says he’s not interested and will join Sini as his top investigator in the D.A.’s office.  

A committee will sift through the resumes in the next few weeks and discuss with Bellone how many candidates to bring in for interviews.

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Jayson Negron was killed by a police officer in Bridgeport last May. A protest was held in Hartford Monday highlighting his death.