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(February 8, 2016) Today, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin joined Police Chief James Rovella, Hartford Police Command staff, and the Rev. Henry Brown in welcoming the newest recruits to the Hartford Police Academy. The class was accelerated two months ahead of schedule, as a first step in addressing the longstanding police staffing shortage.  

"For years, the City of Hartford failed to hire enough police officers to keep up with attrition, and we face a severe staffing crisis as a result," Mayor Bronin said.  "The work of rebuilding our police force will take time, but it begins today, with the accelerated hiring of this class of recruits.  We have a fundamental responsibility to ensure that our police force is adequately staffed to respond quickly and to be a visible, positive presence in our community."

Mayor Bronin also stressed to the new recruits the importance of community policing and partnership. "Community policing is not a sub-specialty within the police force, but a philosophy of policing that should guide every officer every day.  You are part of our community, and you have a profound duty to partner with, to treat with dignity and respect, and to earn the trust of those you serve,” Mayor Bronin said.

The new class consists of 14 recruits, including a Cadet from HPD’s restructured Cadet Program for city residents. Today marks the first day of a nine month education and field training period for the recruits. HPD operates a satellite Academy of the State’s Police Officer Standards and Training Council (POST-C). 

“This new class represents a critical first step towards staffing the Hartford Police Department to appropriate levels,” said Chief Rovella. “We are fortunate to have the support of Mayor Bronin and the City Council in our efforts to protect and serve our community in the manner they expect and deserve. We are proud of the diversity represented in this class and hope to continue recruiting exceptionally talented young men and women reflective of our community.”

Additionally, Mayor Bronin announced the City's plan to bring on an additional class of recruits later this year.  The Police Department has established a Recruiting Unit to assist in improving the recruitment of city residents and increasing the diversity of Hartford's police force.

The Mayor and Police Department officials will be reaching out to community leaders to assist in recruiting the next applicant pool. On Thursday, February 25, Mayor Bronin will host a Town Hall conversation with residents on public safety. The Town Hall will be held at Hartford Public High School’s Field House, 55 Forest Street, at 5:30 p.m.



(5 de febrero de 2016) El alcalde de Hartford, Luke Bronin, ha declarado una prohibición de estacionamiento por emergencia de nieve en la Ciudad de Hartford, comenzando a las 6:00 p.m. del viernes, 5 de febrero de 2016, hasta las 9:00 a.m. del sábado, 6 de febrero de 2016. Todos los estacionamientos de las Escuelas Públicas del Distrito de Hartford están disponibles para el público. Sin embargo, los vehículos deben ser retirados del estacionamiento escolar antes del mediodía del sábado.

“Con la fuerte precipitación de nieve a lo largo del día y una baja en las temperaturas pronosticadas para esta noche, es crucial permitir que nuestro equipo de limpieza pueda trabajar en las calles antes que se acumule material congelado que es difícil de remover,” dijo Bronin. “Esta prohibición de estacionamiento nos permite limpiar todas las calles rápidamente. Le pido a los residentes que retiren sus vehículos de las calles y que se estacionen en uno de los lotes de nuestra escuela antes que comience la prohibición”.

Durante una prohibición de estacionamiento por emergencia de nieve, se prohíbe estacionar en las calles de la Ciudad de Hartford. Cualquier vehículo que no sea retirado de las calles de la Ciudad al inicio de la prohibición de estacionamiento será multado y retirado por grúa. Aquellos residentes que no tengan estacionamientos disponibles fuera de las calles deben mover sus vehículos a una de estas áreas autorizadas de estacionamiento antes que comience la prohibición de estacionamiento:

  • Colt Park – Lote en Warwarme Street                 
  • Dillon Stadium – Lote en Curcombe Street     
  • Elizabeth Park – Asylum Street                  
  • Elizabeth Park – Prospect Avenue            
  • Goodwin Park – Hubbard Avenue            
  • Goodwin Park – Maple Ave. Campo de Golf                     
  • Keney Park – Woodland Street            
  • Keney Park – Ridgefield Street             
  • Pope Park –Lote en Park Terrace   
  • Lote en 2 Holcomb Street
  • Lote en 80 Coventry Street 
  • Lote en KDA Center – Naugatuck Street            
  • Todos los lotes de estacionamiento de las Escuelas Públicas del Distrito de Hartford; para ver una lista completa, visite y haga clic en “District.”

Los residentes deben sacar sus vehículos de los lotes de estacionamiento prontamente una vez termine la prohibición de estacionar. Aquellos residentes cuyos vehículos sean retirados por grúa deben contactar al Departamento de Policía de Hartford al (860) 757-4000. El costo para recuperar un vehículo retirado por grúa es $93.59. También se remitirá una multa de $99.00, que debe ser pagada por el dueño del vehículo antes de la fecha de vencimiento. Por favor, visite ver una lista de lotes de estacionamiento durante emergencias de nieve, y para más información sobre los vehículos retirados por grúa.




(February 5, 2016) Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin has declared a snow emergency parking ban for the City of Hartford, beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 5, 2016 and ending at 9 a.m. on Saturday, February 6, 2016. All Hartford District Public School will parking lots will be available for parking.  However, cars must be moved by noon on Saturday.

“With heavy snow falling throughout the day and temperatures plummeting tonight, it’s critical that we allow our DPW team to clear the streets before we accumulate frozen material that’s difficult to plow," said Bronin. "This ban will allow us to plow curb to curb and get the streets cleared quickly.  I urge residents without off-street parking to move their vehicles to one of our district school lots once the parking ban goes into effect.”

During a snow emergency 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 should move their vehicles to one of the following authorized parking areas before the start of the parking ban:

  • Colt Park – Warwarme Street Lot                  
  • Dillon Stadium – Curcombe Street Lot     
  • Elizabeth Park – Asylum Street                   
  • Elizabeth Park – Prospect Avenue             
  • Goodwin Park – Hubbard Avenue             
  • Goodwin Park – Maple Ave. Golf Course                     
  • Keney Park – Woodland Street             
  • Keney Park – Ridgefield Street              
  • Pope Park –Park Terrace Lot   
  • 2 Holcomb Street Lot
  • 80 Coventry Lot 
  • KDA Center Lot – Naugatuck Street             
  • All Hartford District School Parking Lots. For a complete list, and select “District.”

Residents should remove their vehicles from the lots promptly following the end of the parking ban. Residents whose vehicles are towed during the parking ban should contact the Hartford Police Department at (860) 757-4000. The cost for retrieving a towed vehicle is $93.59. An additional $99.00 ticket will be issued, which owners are responsible for paying before the answer date. Please visit for a list of snow emergency parking locations, and for information regarding towed vehicles. 




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