As many of you may have already heard through your media of choice, Operation Safe City, a partnership between the Hartford Police Department and the Connecticut State Police geared to suppress violent crime in our great city, began yesterday, Monday, June 16th. As I write twelve uniform state troopers are working alongside Hartford police in a variety of capacities that will include walking beats, bicycle patrols, and other support activities. Without tipping our play book to the criminals we seek to eradicate from our streets, I can assure you that you will see a stronger police presence in your neighborhood.
This partnership with the Connecticut State Police is another component of our 2008 Safe City Initiative that I am confident will deter violent crime in our city. Please check out my previous Blogs for specific details about our 2008 Safe City Initiative. I look forward to hearing from you with your concerns, comments, and suggestions.
Your Chief of Police
Daryl K. Roberts