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MAYOR BRONIN ANNOUNCES NEW APPLICATION WINDOW TO JOIN HARTFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT

MAYOR BRONIN ANNOUNCES NEW APPLICATION WINDOW TO JOIN HARTFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

HARTFORD, CONN (May 10, 2017) –  Today, Mayor Luke Bronin announced that the Hartford Police Department has opened an application window for both Hartford residents and non-residents interested in joining the force.  Applications will be accepted from today, May 10th, through May 24th.  There are separate applications for residents and non-residents.

“The Police Department received strong interest during its March recruitment drive targeted at Hartford residents.  This round is open to all applicants,” said Mayor Bronin.  “After years of failing to recruit new officers, we will be bringing on multiple classes of recruits this year, and we encourage anyone who is interested in serving the City to apply.  Our goal is to build a police force that better reflects our community, and that continues to uphold the tradition of dedicated, professional, community-minded service in the Hartford Police Department."

Mayor Bronin encourages anyone interested in applying to submit their application and required documentation online at PoliceApp.com/HartfordCT, in person, or by mail to the City of Hartford, Human Resources Department, 550 Main Street, Room 3, Hartford, CT 06103.

Applicants must be 21 years of age or older at the time of application, and possess a high school diploma or GED, as well as a valid driver’s license.  Applicants will face an examination process consisting of a physical ability test, a written test, and an oral test.  To be appointed, candidates must also pass a drug test, a background investigation, a polygraph examination, a psychological examination, an interview with the Chief of Police, a physical examination, and a working test/probationary period of one year after graduation from the Police Academy.  All parts of the examination are designed to determine the ability of applicants to learn and perform the duties of a Police Officer in a multi-culturally diverse environment.

 

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MAYOR BRONIN AND CITY EDUCATION LEADERS WELCOME NEW MAGNET SEATS FOR HARTFORD STUDENTS

 

MAYOR BRONIN AND CITY EDUCATION LEADERS WELCOME NEW MAGNET SEATS FOR HARTFORD STUDENTS

HARTFORD, CONN (April 21, 2017) –  Last week the Connecticut State Department of Education announced that the Greater Hartford Regional School Choice Office lottery will take place, even without a new stipulated agreement between Sheff plaintiffs and the State as of yet.  As a result, more black and Hispanic Hartford students will be able to fill open seats in the City’s magnet schools.  Mayor Luke Bronin, Hartford Public Schools Superintendent Leslie Torres-Rodriguez, and Board of Education Chairman Craig Stallings praised the announcement.

“Last week’s announcement by the State represents a positive step toward ensuring that every Hartford student has access to high-quality education,” said Mayor Bronin.  “One of the most inexcusable unintended consequences of Sheff is the fact that seats are sitting empty in magnet schools, while Hartford students stay on a waiting list.  In negotiations with the Sheff plaintiffs over the past year, one of our top priorities has been to open more of those seats to Hartford students.  The announcement that the State will work with us to make more spots available to Hartford kids is very significant, and I want to commend Governor Malloy and the State Department of Education for their partnership.  I look forward to working with Superintendent Torres-Rodriguez, the Board of Education, and the State, to take full advantage of this opportunity for Hartford’s kids." 

Superintendent Torres-Rodriguez said, “Our focus at Hartford Public Schools is to create and ensure conditions are in place to improve student outcomes.  We welcome the opportunity to collaborate in finding solutions to increase access to additional seats for our students.  All students have a right to a high-quality education and opening additional seats is a positive step for our students.”

“Giving children access to a quality education is our responsibility, and filling these open seats with Hartford children is the right thing to do,” added Chairman Stallings. “While there are still issues to address, such as the growing needs of our English learners and SPED population, this is a step in the right direction.”

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MAYOR BRONIN RELEASES ESSENTIAL SERVICES BUDGET, CALLS FOR NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH STATE

MAYOR BRONIN RELEASES ESSENTIAL SERVICES BUDGET, CALLS FOR NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH STATE

HARTFORD, CONN (April 17, 2017) –  This afternoon Mayor Bronin released a Recommended Budget for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY2018 budget), his second proposed budget since assuming office.  

The proposal is an essential services budget that preserves public safety and keeps education spending flat while retaining the $18.6 million in reductions made in last year’s Fiscal Year 2017 Adopted Budget.  The City faces significant cost increases in fixed costs such as debt service, pension and health care, and the budget includes further service reductions as well as a continued need for labor concessions.  Even with those reductions and labor concessions, the recommended budget relies on a new partnership between the State and the City's largest employers to fill a gap of $49.6 million.

“This budget delivers basic, essential services only," said Mayor Bronin.  “Last year, we made huge cuts to the City workforce and to services, and while this proposed budget includes more tough reductions, we're reaching the limit of what we can responsibly cut without defaulting on our basic obligations to our residents.  With half of the City's property tax-exempt, and with less taxable property than West Hartford, the City of Hartford cannot close a fifty-million-dollar gap without a new partnership with the State of Connecticut." 

With a 74.29 mill rate, Hartford already has the highest property taxes in the State, and Mayor Bronin has repeatedly said that an across-the-board, general property tax increase would drive jobs and businesses out of the City, damaging the City's future fiscal health and growth. 

Mayor Bronin continued, saying, “In today's economy, strong urban centers are vital to economic growth, and Connecticut needs a strong, vibrant Capital City. There will be huge consequences for the region and for the State of Connecticut if we cannot work in partnership to get the City of Hartford on a stable, sustainable fiscal path.  We are doing everything we can at the local level to put our house in order, but this is a crisis that can't be solved at the local level alone."

 

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