(October 30, 2012) –Mayor Pedro E. Segarra today released the following statement on the City of Hartford’s recovery response for Hurricane Sandy.
“The City of Hartford was not hit as hard as other cities and towns in Connecticut but our preparation greatly mitigated the impact of Hurricane Sandy on our residents and will facilitate a quick and efficient recovery,” said Mayor Segarra. “We had all emergency crews activated early and we aggressively communicated to our residents the status of the storm at all times. Hartford Public Schools and City Offices will be open tomorrow, Wednesday, October 31. Families can move forward with their Halloween plans. Now we are in full recovery and response mode and we are doing everything possible to return to normalcy. Over half of the 3,500 residents who lost power have had it restored. The City of Hartford is extending Police and Fire Mutual Aid to other towns and cities in need of these particular recovery services.”
(October 29, 2012) – Mayor Pedro E. Segarra and Chief of Police James C. Rovella today announced the untimely death of Sergeant Richard Rodriguez, Jr. Sergeant Rodriguez has served the City of Hartford since 1990, first as a Police and Fire Dispatcher then as a Police Officer. He joined the Police Department and graduated from the Police Academy on May 2, 1996. Sergeant Rodriguez spent many years active with the Hartford Police Union including six years as the Union President. His passing is a great loss for the city.
(October 29, 2012) –Mayor Pedro E. Segarra today released the following statement on the City of Hartford’s preparation for and response to Hurricane Sandy.
“We are doing everything possible to prepare for the impending storm,” said Mayor Segarra. “Hartford Public Schools and City Offices are closed tomorrow, Tuesday, October 30. Governor Malloy has ordered road closures as of this morning. I urge all residents to stay off the roads to allow emergency vehicles and personnel easy access to problematic locations. This is a very serious storm and I urge all residents to stay home and take necessary precautions”
(October 18, 2012) – Mayor Pedro E. Segarra, Chief of Police James C. Rovella and the Board of Education today announced that a formal Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) has been signed creating a partnership between the Hartford Police Department and Hartford Public Schools. The agreement outlines a more consistent response to disruptive school incidents and a more concerted effort to reduce the number of students referred to court. It establishes clear guidelines for the handling of non-emergency disruptive behavior at both school and school-related events by personnel representing the HPD and the HPS.