East Haven Police Chief Looks to Stop Immediate Transfers of New Trainees

Jan 30, 2014

East Haven Police Chief Brent Larrabee.
Credit Town of East Haven

East Haven's police chief is asking that something be done to stop town police recruits from completing their training and immediately transferring elsewhere. According to The New Haven Register, Chief Brent Larrabee has seen 26 officers of his 53-person force leave during his two years on the job. 

Larrabee said that a 2011 state law repealed a requirement that police recruits serve for at least two years in municipalities that pay for their training. He said it costs about $100,000 to train a recruit.

East Haven police have dealt with several controversies in recent years, including the convictions of four white officers charged in a federal investigation of civil rights abuses against Latinos.

This report includes information from The Associated Press.