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TOMORROW AT NOON: MAYOR BRONIN ACTIVATES 24-HOUR SNOW PARKING BAN

TOMORROW AT NOON: MAYOR BRONIN ACTIVATES 24-HOUR SNOW PARKING BAN

HARTFORD, CONN. (February 11, 2019) – Mayor Luke Bronin is activating a twenty-four-hour snow parking ban for the City of Hartford, beginning at 12 noon on Tuesday, February 12th and ending at 12 noon on Wednesday, February 13th.  The City’s overnight warming center will be open during its regular hours, from 7 PM to 7 AM and a full list of daytime warming centers is available here.

“At this point, we expect three to five inches of snow during the day tomorrow followed by sleet and freezing rain,” said Mayor Bronin.  “We also expect up to a quarter inch of ice because of the rain and cold temperatures, so roads could be particularly slick.  It is essential that all residents and visitors respect the parking ban so that our Public Works team can work quickly and safely.”

During a snow parking ban, all on-street parking is prohibited throughout the City of Hartford. Any vehicles not removed from City streets by the start of the parking ban will be ticketed and towed.  Residents without access to off-street parking may move their vehicles to one of the authorized parking areas including Blue Light Lots, City Parks, Recreation and Senior Centers, and Hartford Public Schools parking lots by the start of the parking ban at 12 noon on Tuesday, February 12th.  Residents can begin parking in those lots at 6 AM on Tuesday morning.

To notify the public a parking ban is in effect, sixteen major intersections will be illuminated with blue light beginning 6 hours before the parking ban and they will remain illuminated throughout the duration of the parking ban. 

Eleven Blue Light Lots are dedicated solely for use during snow parking bans.  These designated Blue Light Lots will provide more parking options for residents who do not have access to off-street parking.  

Vehicles must be removed from City Blue Light Lots within four hours after the snow parking ban has been lifted.  Vehicles must be removed from Hartford Public Schools lots within two hours.

Mayor Bronin also encouraged residents to sign up to receive alerts from the City of Hartford by registering online at http://www.hartford.gov/emergency-services. “We encourage residents to sign up for these alerts so that they can get timely, important information about what’s happening in the City – including parking bans.  We’re not going to overuse this alert system, and you can always decide to unsubscribe.”

To avoid being ticketed and towed, please move all on street cars to the following list of authorized parking areas:

Blue Light Lots
• 130 Sisson Ave
2434 Main St
• 135 Main St
• 50 Curcombe St
• 20 Francis Ct
• 547 Park St
• 60 Chadwick Ave
• 45 Evergreen Ave

• 77 Laurel St

• Sigourney and Homestead
• Learning Corridor Parking Garage - Brownell St Entrance

City Parks and Centers
• Colt Park – Wawarme St Lot 
• Elizabeth Park – Asylum St Lot 
• Elizabeth Park – Prospect Ave Lot 
• Goodwin Park – Hubbard Rd Lot 
• Goodwin Park – Maple Ave Golf Course Lot 
• Keney Park – Woodland St Lot 
• Keney Park – Ridgefield St Lot 
• Rocky Ridge Park – Zion St Lot
• Thomas J. Hyland Memorial Park – Ansonia St Lot
• Foster Heights Park – Amherst St Lot
• Holcomb Health and Human Services Campus - 2 Holcomb St Lot
• North End Senior Center - 80 Coventry St Lot
• Parker Memorial Community Center - 2621 Main St
• Metzner Recreation Center – 680 Franklin Av
• Samuel Valentin Arroyo Recreation Center – 30 Pope Park Dr

All Hartford Public Schools Parking Lots
• For a complete list of schools click here: 
http://bit.ly/2y8NpzP

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MAYOR BRONIN ANNOUNCES APPLICATION WINDOW TO JOIN HARTFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT

MAYOR BRONIN ANNOUNCES APPLICATION WINDOW TO JOIN HARTFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT

HARTFORD, CONN (February 11, 2019) –  Today Mayor Luke Bronin announced that the Hartford Police Department is opening an application window for both Hartford residents and non-residents interested in joining the police force.  Applications will be accepted from today, Monday, February 11, 2019 through Monday, April 1, 2019.  Potential applicants can learn about the application process by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 860-757-4233.  Separate applications for residents and non-residents will be available at PoliceApp.com/HartfordCT. 

“We’ve made it a priority to aggressively recruit diverse police classes as we faced a significant number of retirements the City had not adequately planned for, and today we’re announcing another opportunity to join the Hartford Police Department,” said Mayor Bronin.  “I hope anyone interested in serving our community will apply and help us build another large pool of applicants that represents the diversity of our city.”

Since Mayor Bronin took office in January 2016, Hartford has recruited more than 100 police officers, nearly half of whom have been African-American, Hispanic, or Asian.

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

Applicants must be 21 years of age or older at the time of application, provide proof of United State citizenship, 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-cultural, diverse environment.

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HARTFORD POLICE BEGIN ROLLING OUT BODY WORN CAMERAS

HARTFORD POLICE BEGIN ROLLING OUT BODY WORN CAMERAS

HARTFORD, CONN (February 4, 2019) – Today the Hartford Police Department began implementing its body warn camera program, starting with forty police officers during a 30-day pilot phase.  Equipping the Department with body-worn cameras has been a priority of Mayor Luke Bronin, the City Council, and Police Chief David Rosado, and in 2018 Hartford purchased 325 body worn cameras.  The Police Department will be expanding body worn cameras to the full patrol team and then Department-wide as part of a multi-phased roll out. Please see a Frequently Asked Questions document from the Police Department here, and the Hartford Police Department’s policy on body worn camerashere, which was based on the Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council model policy. 

“Our police department has demonstrated a strong commitment to transparency and accountability, and body worn cameras will strengthen that commitment even further,” said Mayor Bronin.  “Body worn cameras are beneficial for our men and women in uniform and our community as a whole, and they’re an important tool for successful community policing.  The city has been pursuing body warn cameras for some time, and I am glad that working with Chief Rosado and his team, the Hartford Police Union, and the City Council, we’ve reached an important milestone today.”

“Body worn cameras are an important tool for modern day community policing, and I’m proud that we’re rolling them out in Hartford within my first year on the job,” said Chief Rosado.  “Body worn cameras are a win for our entire city, because it helps both our officers and our residents when there’s more transparency about our interactions with the public.  This pilot program is an important step, and it’s one of several phases we will go through before the cameras are fully integrated and deployed Department-wide.  I want to thank the Mayor and the City Council for their partnership in getting these cameras.  We look forward to rolling them out to more and more of our officers in the months ahead.”

“Police body-worn cameras are increasingly being implemented across the county and can be an effective tool to increase accountability, transparency, and trust,” said City Council President Glendowlyn L.H. Thames.  “After many years of planning, I am proud to say that the Hartford Police Department is ready to launch the use of Officer body-worn cameras that will go a long way to enhance police and community relations.”

“Body cameras have been a long-time request of the community,” said Minority Leader Wildaliz Bermudez.  “It's good to see they will now be implemented.  We look forward to receiving additional information of what is collected with their use.”

“I'm happy that we're starting the body camera pilot today,” said Majority Leader James Sanchez, Co-Chair of the City Council’s Quality of Life and Public Safety Committee.  “It's an added layer of protection for both our community and officers.  It creates a stronger sense of security, accountability and transparency on both sides of the isle.  I look forward to a stronger community relationship with HPD.  Thank you.”

“I am pleased to see our Police Department moving in the direction of 21st Century Policing,” said City Councilman Thomas J. Clarke II, Co-Chair of the City Council’s Quality of Life and Public Safety Committee.  “Today’s announcement of the pilot program is an essential indicator to the public that our police chief and city leaders seek to strengthen the relationship with the community by holding our officers accountable and being transparent.”

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