Connecticut police chiefs honor Sredzinski with legislative award

Rep. J.P. Sredzinski, center, receives the Legislative Award from Connecticut Police Chiefs Association Chairman LJ Fusaro, left, and CPCA President Keith Mello, right. Contributed

HARTFORD — State Rep. J.P. Sredzinski, R-112, was honored with the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association’s Legislative Award last Thursday for his efforts on behalf of the law enforcement community during the 2019 legislative session.

The annual award is given to legislators who demonstrate support for the police through their votes or public remarks.

“More than ever, it’s critical that we as a legislature provide police with the resources and support needed to keep our communities safe,” said Sredzinski, who is the ranking member on the legislature’s Public Safety and Security Committee. “I am always proud to stand with law enforcement and look forward to continuing my support during the 2020 session.”

There to present the award to Sredzinski was president of the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association (CPCA) Keith Mello and LJ Fusaro, chairman of the organization’s Legislative Committee.

“Representative Sredzinski has for many years been a leader on many critical inclusions and exclusions on legislation affecting law enforcement,” Mello said. “He is always very knowledgeable on many aspects of public safety and how certain legislation would affect the law enforcement community. CPCA would like to thank him for his continued support and knowledge”

“The CPCA recognizes the level of difficulty legislators face in making decisions on public safety issues,” Fusaro added. “These issues can be contentious at times, and they require a balanced discussion, which Rep. Sredzinski has consistently practiced and promoted. The favorable votes and commentary he has made on behalf of law enforcement, both privately and publicly continue to inspire and encourage officers to serve the public. Without his support as a leader, we would not attract the quality of candidates we actively recruit.”

For information about the CPCA, visit its website.

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