Wednesday, June 9, 2010

2010-2011 Strategic Goals of the Hartford Police Department

With the new fiscal year upon us, I want to take this opportunity to share with you some of the Hartford Police Department's strategic goals as adopted in the 2010-11 City Budget.

First and foremost, I wish to express my appreciation to the Mayor and City Council for their inclusion of a new recruit class of 30 that will begin training in the next fiscal year. While we have enjoyed the support of the Mayor, City Council, and the community we serve in recent years with annual recruit classes, and in some instances more than one class in a year, retirements continue to deplete our manpower. In the first quarter of 2010, twelve veteran officers retired; the sum total of police officer retirements in 2009. This trend is projected to continue into the next fiscal year.

Other strategic goals focus on improved customer service through on-line access to records division forms and accident reports. On-line access to accident reports and record's division forms will improve customer service through increased efficiency and a quicker turn-around time to requests. An additional benefit will be the countless hours of time saved by both our customers and staff. Additionally, we will be installing new scheduling software in the private duty office.

Another major project in the next fiscal year will be an upgrade and redesign of the department's website. Our goal is to transform the department's website from a static, organization based format to a user based design in order to improve navigation and public access to information. I invite you to share your ideas of improvement to the website by emailing me at policechief@hartford.gov.

In the meantime, I encourage you to visit the Hartford Police Department's website at www.hartford.gov/police, where you can view my 2010-11 budget presentation, the entire Hartford Police Department budget for FY 2010-11, weekly crime statistics, and information on a myriad of subjects important to the quality of life in our city.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with your thoughts and ideas on how we can better serve and protect. I am confident that working together we can improve service, build positive relationships, and ultimately make our city safer for us all. You have my commitment as your chief of police to continue to strive for excellence in all we do, as I firmly believe "success is never final."

Police Chief Daryl K. Roberts

11 comments:

Chris Duda said...

Thank you Chief Roberts for making this post! I went on your website, because I'm very interested in apply and learning about the Hartford Police Department. Sergeant Andy Weaver keeps telling me to apply, and I navigated your site to find out updated information on the application process and when the next recruitment session is. I found one with a closing date of November 12, 2009 and was wondering when the next session is so I can apply for it. Thank you very much for your time sir!

Daryl K Roberts said...

Dear Chris,
Thank you for your interest in becoming a Hartford police officer. Our website is currently under reconstruction, which may account for the old link. I will check into the matter. In the meantime, the application deadline is August 18, 2010. You may download the application that is currently on the website and submit it to the City of Hartford Human Resources Department as directed in the application directions. Best of luck!

Hartford Police Chief Daryl K. Roberts

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr. Chief Roberts like Chris i want to thnak you for the post. An i have done just about everything in the hiring process, an would like to know around when will the next class start. Thank you very much for your time sir!

ricardo said...

Dear Chief Roberts, my name is Ricardo Cruz and i was wondering when the next class is i know it a continuos hiring but if u have any details please let me know 8608395605 gyver47@yahoo.com I am very interested in being a Hartford police officer I will be attending the chip program soon I just want to say ur doing a great job cleaning up these streets with all the violence I'm happy when I hear u have done drug sweeps caught dui's and the assaulters rapists murderers drug dealers and all these bad guys are going to jail. That ur catching them and putting them away I know at times it seems like there are a lot of bad guys, but there are alot of good people and we are behind u all the way take care and thanks for all your doing.

ricardo said...

Dear Chief Roberts, my name is Ricardo Cruz and i was wondering when the next class is i know it a continuos hiring but if u have any details please let me know 8608395605 gyver47@yahoo.com I am very interested in being a Hartford police officer I will be attending the chip program soon I just want to say ur doing a great job cleaning up these streets with all the violence I'm happy when I hear u have done drug sweeps caught dui's and the assaulters rapists murderers drug dealers and all these bad guys are going to jail. That ur catching them and putting them away I know at times it seems like there are a lot of bad guys, but there are alot of good people and we are behind u all the way take care and thanks for all your doing.

Ricardo said...

Dear Chief Roberts, my name is Ricardo Cruz and i was wondering when the next class is i know it a continuos hiring but if u have any details please let me know 8608395605 gyver47@yahoo.com I am very interested in being a Hartford police officer I will be attending the chip program soon I just want to say ur doing a great job cleaning up these streets with all the violence I'm happy when I hear u have done drug sweeps caught dui's and the assaulters rapists murderers drug dealers and all these bad guys are going to jail. That ur catching them and putting them away I know at times it seems like there are a lot of bad guys, but there are alot of good people and we are behind u all the way take care and thanks for all your doing.

Daryl K Roberts said...

Mr. Cruz (Ricardo),

Thank you your kind words and your support for our great police department. As you know the men and women of the Hartford Police Department strive to provide the best service while building positive relationships. Your thoughtful email really shows that we are moving in the right direction.

I wish you all the best in your efforts to become a Hartford police officer, and I look forward to congratulating you when you graduate from the academy.

“Be great today and everyday because success is never final.”


Daryl K. Roberts
Chief of Police
Hartford Police Department
50 Jennings Road
Hartford, CT 06120
860.757.4011 - HPD RSS FEED
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Ahmed Abdi said...

Dear Chief Roberts,

My name is Ahmed Abdi and i'm a college student at Tunxis CC. I I'm very interested in Law Enforcement and have done a great deal of volunteer work in Hartford's Southend. I would like to do a "ride along" with an HPD Officer and I'm asking if you could direct me to the right people. You can respond to my Email at AhmedAbdi59@Yahoo.com
Your doing a great job Chief!

Thank You,
Ahmed Abdi

Kevin said...

Dear Chief Roberts,
I know you are a busy man, but I was wondering if you could a quick question about the start date of the next academy and the hiring process. I have gone through written and oral testing, and also drug screening, and the process has seemd to slow down since then. I took the tests in May and July, and received those results, but haven't heard anything since. My ranking was pretty good inside the top 30. I am tyring to get an idea of when the process will continue.
Thank you for your time.
Kevin S.

Daryl K. Roberts, Chief of Police said...

Dear Kevin,
Unfortunately, the start date for the next Police Academy class has yet to be determined, however, one is budgeted in the 2010-11 fiscal year, which ends June 30th, 2011.

Kevin said...

Thanks for the speedy response Chief Roberts. I will remain patient as possible, just anxious for a chance.