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  • Police Need A New Facility

    To the Editor:

    Twenty-four hours a day 365 days a year the old tractor store, where the Police Department of Newtown are housed, is the most used building in town. You may have noted the new construction throughout town for the other first responders EMS and the firemen.

    No doubt the Police Commission has formulated plans for a new modern building. We must not  forget the needs of all our first responders. Newtowners should support their police personnel by moving toward a new  modern facility very soon.

  • Local Police Officers Getting A New Look: New, More Practical Uniforms

    A good measure of the crime deterrence of police on patrol stems from their high visibility both in their vehicles and on foot.

    During the past few years, town police have phased in some changes in their marked patrol vehicles, moving from large, dark blue sedans to smaller black and white sedans, and now to black and white SUVs that are specially designed for police patrols.

  • ‘What Parents Should Know’ Presentation On Drugs Set For January 8

    The Narcotics Enforcement Officers Association (NEOA) has scheduled a presentation on Thursday, January 8, at 7 pm, at Newtown Middle School, 11 Queen Street, for parents of middle school and high school age students in Newtown.

    The event will be held in the school’s auditorium.

    Newtown Public Schools, the Newtown Police Department, and the Newtown Prevention Council  have partnered with the NEOA to bring parents the workshop on teen substance abuse.

  • The Agenda That Threatens Our Institutions

    To the Editor:

    Words are inadequate for crafting an expression of debt and gratitude communities owe their first responders, cops in particular. This is especially true here in Newtown. Though they never claim credit, the men and women who have voluntarily chosen law enforcement deserve enormous credit for their selflessness and valor. Recent events in the US indicate a sentiment evident among far too many people of indifference, even hostility towards law enforcement.

  • Highway Department, Police Warn About Narrower Roadways, Compromised Sight Lines

    The Newtown Public Works and Police Departments are cautioning Newtown Drivers to continue to drive carefully and slowly as crews continue to work clearing local roadways.

    Neither the police nor highway department reported any serious accidents or incidents overnight, although by Friday morning police were dealing with a couple of tractor trailers getting stuck on steep hills.

  • Another Successful Mitten Tree

    To the Editor:

    Recently the 13th annual “Mitten Tree” concluded... and just in the nick of time!

  • Sandy Hook 911 Recordings To Be Released Wednesday

    First Selectman Pat Llodra has issued a brief announcement concerning the impending release of 911 calls related to the Sandy Hook School shootings on December 14, 2012. The announcement states that pursuant to action of the court on Monday, November 25, the recordings of will be released according to the following procedure:

    Recordings being released will only include dispatches from Newtown Police Department.

  • Tip-A-(Newtown) Cop For Special Olympics CT

    Newtown Police officers will be participating in a special event this week at Pizza Palace Restaurant.

    On Wednesday, July 17, from 4 to 10 pm, uniformed members of the department will be waiting on tables at the restaurant. All tips left for the police officers during those hours will be given to Special Olympics of Connecticut (SOCT).

  • A Month Of Promotion For Newtown’s Character Tree

    During the month of May, the Newtown Prevention Council in collaboration with the Newtown Police Department, and municipal government is set to promote Newtown’s Character Tree.

    The Character Tree reflects Newtown’s core character attributes: caring, trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, citizenship, and perseverance.

  • Police Planning To Expand Law Enforcement Staff

    In anticipation of hiring additional police officers, the Newtown Police Department is gearing up its police hiring process, Police Chief Michael Kehoe said this week.

    Chief Kehoe said that the police department would be aided by the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association (CPCA) in the police officer hiring process.