Connecticut State Police

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he Connecticut State Police Department was created in 1903 to preserve the peace, arrest convicting offenders, and stay alert to liquor and gambling violations, especially those on Sundays. The birth of the department came at time when temperance leagues began forming across the country. Connecticut State Police is an account of a department and its rise to battle, among other things, "demon rum." Today, troopers cover approximately half of the towns in the state of Connecticut and all of its highways. The CSP became successful and developed a reputation among the law enforcement community as one of the best in the nation. Connecticut state police grew in their responsibilities and expectations, taking on the duties of fire marshal, motor vehicle testing, and dozens of other important and influential agency tasks. This collection of photographs covers the many people, events, and tragedies that have shaped this respected department.
ISBN: 9781467120210
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Connecticut
Series: Images of America
Images: 196
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Retired sergeant Jerry Longo oversees the Connecticut State Police Museum and Educational Center as chairman. He is the president of the Connecticut State Police Academy Alumni Association, a director of the Connecticut State Police Academy Educational Foundation, and is the intelligence officer for an international group. Sergeant Longo instructs history at the Connecticut State Police Academy. He is currently a senior investigator with the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Commission at the Mohegan Sun Casino.
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