FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(New Haven, CT – Friday, July 5, 2013) The New Haven Police Union Local 530 is the largest police union in the State of Connecticut and they are also one of the oldest police unions in the United States since 1945. They are holding a debate on the topic of Police and Public Safety to decide on which 2013 Mayoral Candidate they may potentially endorse as the next Mayor of New Haven. Union president, Lou Cavaliere Jr., stated that a Local 530 endorsement would include “on the ground” support from his 422 plus members, public support and financial contributions from their State PAC fund.
On Monday July 8, 2013 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm, New Haven Mayoral Candidates will take the stage and square off in what is said to be New Haven’s first ever Mayoral Debate on Policing and Public Safety. The event will take place at Marchigian Club (Police Union Hall), located at 226 Cedar Street, New Haven, Connecticut.
Candidates will debate questions on “Police and Public Safety” which will include discussions on the PERF (Police Executive Research Forum) report, Police officers pension changes, Police Officer manpower clause related to fluctuating urban gun violence crimes, Concepts of community based policing, Extra Duty jobs- including private security jobs, and the controversial Civil Service “One in Three” rule on promotions.
The public is encourage to attend. Doors will open at 5:30pm and seating is limited. Food and refreshments will be served following the debate. The event is sponsored and hosted by New Haven Police Union Local 530, Connecticut Council of Police, and AFSCME Council 15.
Kermit Carolina (not shown in the Debate Photo) was invited to participate in the debate. His response:
“Thank you for the opportunity to participation in the Mayoral Debate on Policing sponsored by the CT Council of Police, New Haven Police Union Local 530 and AFSCME Council 15 but at this time I must respectfully decline.”
Thank You ,
Contact: Shafiq R.F. Abdussabur, Treasurer
New Haven Police Union Local 530
One Union Avenue, New Haven, CT 06519