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MAYOR BRONIN ON REAPPOINTING POLICE CHIEF ROVELLA

STATEMENT: MAYOR BRONIN ON REAPPOINTING POLICE CHIEF ROVELLA

HARTFORD, CONN. (AUGUST 8, 2016) BACKGROUND: Mayor Luke Bronin submitted a resolution to the City Council to reappoint Police Chief James Rovella as the top cop in Hartford. Regarding Chief Rovella’s reappointment, Mayor Bronin made the following statement:

“Chief Rovella has managed the department with a steady hand in challenging times, and I’m proud to reappoint him as the top cop in Hartford. He’s earned the trust of our community by serving as a strong voice for transparency and community engagement, he’s made significant strides in modernizing policing in Hartford through the use of technology, and he is focused on recruiting Hartford’s police force of the future. Chief Rovella has dedicated his career to keeping Hartford safe, and I know from working with him every day that nothing is more important to him than the safety and success of Hartford.”

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