Police Commission

2019 LOCATION CHANGE:

Meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the 3rd Floor Conference Room, Hamden Government Center, 2750 Dixwell Avenue, unless otherwise noted.

NOTE: The Traffic Authority will immediately follow the Police Commission meeting.

2019 Meeting Schedule

TO SUBMIT A COMPLAINT, COMMENT,  OR INQUIRY TO THE POLICE COMMISSION, PLEASE EMAIL policecommission@hamden.com

Mission Statement

The Hamden Police Commission consists of five citizen members, no more than three of the same political party.  This two-year appointment begins in December of odd-numbered years, and is recommended by the Mayor and subject to the approval by the Legislative Council.  Police Commissioners serve until their successors are appointed.

The Commission confers with and advises the Mayor and the Chief of Police with respect to Police Department affairs, including review of the budget. The Commission interviews, promotes, and appoints personnel from Civil Service eligibility lists.  On written request, they also meet and hear complaints of any member of the Police Department due to their acts or conduct.  In addition, they meet and hear the written complaint of any town citizen who requests it, concerning a member of the Police Department. Reasonable recommendations to address such complaints are made, but no money damages nor rights of any person may be affected.

The Police commission also serves concurrently as the Traffic Authority, otherwise referred to as the Parking Division in the Charter.  It has all the powers of municipal parking authorities under the general provisions of Connecticut General Statutes, Chap 100, as amended.

Citizens, neighborhood associations, schools, organizations, and businesses bring traffic concern and requests for street signs, lights, or street closings for parades, charity, and neighborhood events to the Commission for considerations, investigation, and action.  The Commission consults with the Town Engineer, Director of Public Works, and/or Town Planner, who provide recommendations.

Police Commission/Traffic Authority meet the 2nd Wednesday of the month in the evening, except as noted.



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Current Members (Updated 11-14-18)

  • Michael Iezzi, Chairman
  • Mitchell Strickland
  • Larry Esposito
  • Raeanne V. Curtis
  • Robert LaTorraca
  • Clerk Cathy Gempka

Hamden Government Center • 2750 Dixwell Avenue • Hamden, CT 06518 • 203.287.7000