HARTFORD, CT – Higher than anticipated retirements among senior state troopers will mean all of the recently trained rookie class of 56 Connecticut troopers will soon be rehired weeks after they were laid off. The troopers were laid off on Aug. 24, after the State Police Union rejected a state’s contract offer.
According to Ben Barnes, secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, changes are still in store for the department.
“When Gov. Malloy made the decision to move forward with the layoffs, he was clear that if fiscal circumstances allowed, he’d like to see them back on the force at some point in the future. I’m pleased to say that we are now able to do that. It should be noted, however, that this does not reverse the process already started by Commissioner Bradford to streamline the department and see more sworn personnel performing hazardous duty functions around the state, and more civilians doing jobs that are currently being done by sworn personnel.”
From The Connecticut Post.