Gun Buy Back Event 5-11-2019
Gun Buy Back Event - May 11, 2019
On May 11, 2019, the PCAC, in partnership with the Marilyn Goldstone Foundation and the Bridgeport Police Department, helped take over 80 guns off the street.
The Bridgeport Police Department hosted an event at their Community Services building at Sylvan Avenue that offered cash to those who turned in unwanted firearms.
Many people took advantage of this offer in order to turn over guns that they no longer wanted. This ensured that no one else could get their hands on these firearms.
When the event began, there were dozens of people waiting in line, and that line didn't let up for an hour or more. Community leaders including Bridgeport City Council members, the mayor, and Senator Richard Blumenthal stopped by to lend their support.
The PCAC hopes to sponsor even more events like these in the future.
2018 Distinguished Chiefs Dinner
2018 Distinguished Chiefs Dinner - September 26, 2018
On September 26, 2018, the PCAC recognized three outstanding Connecticut Police Chiefs - Ed Lennon of East Haven PD, Jim Viadero of Newtown PD, and Tim Shaw of Easton PD.
Also recognized this evening was the South Central Regional SWAT Team.
Chiefs Lennon, Shaw, and Viadero were selected based on recommendations from PCAC members using input from the chiefs' officers. The chiefs' professional experience, education, and their contributions to the law enforcement community was also factored into the decision. Nominees are also vetted by previous honorees.
2018 Meritorious Service Awards
March 28, 2018
Meritorious Award Recipients Bethel Police Department Officers Officer Lynn Morris Officer Matt Dirago Officer William Holland Stamford Police Department Officers Officer Michael Montanaro Officer Damien Rosa Sgt. Charles White Westport Police Department Officers Officer Sam Sabin Officer David Scinto POST-C Academy Top Academic Graduates Wallingford Police Department Officer Francesco Picone, Class #356, Stamford Police Department Officer Vaness M. Lynn, Class #357 UCONN Police Department Officer Robin S. Miller, Class #358.