Elect Neil Chaudhary To Police Commission
To the Editor:
I am writing this letter in staunch support of the candidacy of Dr Neil Chaudhary for the Newtown Police Commission. During my over 30-year law enforcement career, few people I have worked with bring the intelligence and passion of Neil Chaudhary to the public safety arena. Newtown will be most fortunate to have him as a member of the Police Commission.
Neil is a nationally recognized traffic safety scientist who frequently works with Federal and State agencies across our country analyzing problems, collecting data, and collaborating with multiple departments to advocate for life saving outcomes. I have worked with Neil on Connecticut Department of Transportation Committees and Task Forces involving Distracted Driving, OUI, and Occupant Protection. He is always prepared with knowledge of the identified problem, the relevant facts, encourages as many viewpoints as possible, and then works to build a collective approach to possible solutions.
Neil worked with the Department of Motor Vehicles and many legislators across our state to develop the Graduated Driver’s License program for 16 and 17 year-old drivers. This initiative has become the model for states across the country. What was borne out of tragedies here in Connecticut led to a law that has undeniably saved the lives of many of our children.
Dr Chaudhary is a former member and vice chairman of the Legislative Council, Newtown Public Safety Committee, the Community Emergency Response Team, and has volunteered on the Tick-Bourne Disease Action Committee. His dedication to Newtown and our residents is beyond question.
Neil Chaudhary would be an incredible asset to our Police Commission. His skill set along with his knowledge of statewide initiatives and grant opportunities will be an asset to Newtown PD’s command staff. I encourage you to join me in voting Neil Chaudhary onto our Newtown Police Commission.
Andrew Gallagher, UConn — LTA
24 Pocono Road, Newtown October 18, 2019