New commissioner reverses State Police barrack staffing decision

HARTFORD, Conn. – Emergency Services and Public Protection Commissioner Dora Schriro reversed part of a controversial policy implemented by her predecessor and ordered Monday that all state police barracks be continually staffed by troopers.

Trooper coverage at state police barracks throughout the eastern and western districts of the state has been limited to normal business hours since the department began implementing a consolidation of state police dispatch functions about two years ago. Schriro put the process on hold pending her review when she took over earlier this year.

Schriro’s order, announced during a press conference at her department’s headquarters in Middletown, will not impact dispatch services but will require that at least one trooper be present at each of the barracks at all times. This will allow the department to keep the barracks open to walk-in traffic from people seeking help.

“As a result of this action all of the state’s troops will once again remain open around the clock,” Schriro said. “… This straight forward plan will afford all Connecticut residents the peace of mind that comes from knowing that their troop is open and immediately available to them all of the time no matter where they live in the state.”

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