Police Commission

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A. Composition and appointment. The Town shall have a Police Commission which shall consist of six (6) members who shall be appointed by the First Selectman for a term of three (3) years, two (2) of which terms shall expire each year. The First Selectman shall be a member of said Commission, ex officio, but shall have no vote in the proceedings of said Commission except in case of a tie vote of the entire membership of the Commission.

B. Powers and duties. The Commission shall have general management and control of the Police Department and all apparatus, equipment and premises owned or used by the Town for police purposes, and shall have the powers conferred or imposed by law on Police Commissions.
The Commission shall fix the number of members of the Department and designate one who shall be Chief of Police. The Chief of Police shall be the chief administrative officer of the Department and shall be responsible to the Commission for the efficiency of the Department and the execution of all laws, rules and regulations prescribed by statute or Town ordinance, or by the Commission. The Commission shall make such rules for the government of the Police Department as it may deem necessary consistent with the provisions hereto.

The Commission shall appoint and prescribe the duties of regular, special and auxiliary police officers and shall prescribe appropriate qualifications for such appointments, which qualifications shall include qualifications similar to those for appointment in the State Police. All promotions in the Department shall be made from within the Department except that the appointment of a Chief of Police may be made from within or without the Department. Any person appointed police officer shall remain in office during good behavior and until removed, suspended or disciplined by the Police Commission for cause after due written notice and hearing, which hearing shall be public at the option of the officer.

The compensation of police officers shall be by salary, and no officer shall receive any fee for service in any criminal matter, unless otherwise authorized by law.

C. Constables and police officers.
(a) Three (3) constables shall be elected at each Town election to serve for a term of two (2) years.
(b) Constables shall have no authority in any criminal matter. Members of the Police Department shall have all of the authority as to service of criminal process and law enforcement vested by law in police officers and constables.

D. Traffic authority. The Police Commission shall be the traffic authority, under the provisions of the General Statutes, for the Town.

Members

Should anyone need to contact the Trumbull Police Commission Board members, please email them at policecommission@trumbull-ct.gov or police@trumbull-ct.gov. The Trumbull Police Department Administration monitors this email account and will make sure the board members receive any correspondence.

  • ANGELO MAGLIOCCO,CHAIRMAN
  • DANIEL PORTANOVA,VICE CHAIRMAN
  • ALBERT ZAMARY, SECRETARY
  • JOHN J. VAZZANO, COMMISSIONER
  • CHRISTIAN TREFZ, COMMISSIONER
  • GUIDO PICARAZZI, JR., COMMISSIONER

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