Stamford Police Union Says Removing Sergeants From 911 Dispatch Center Puts Cops At Risk

STAMFORD — Stamford’s police union says it intends to file a complaint to the state Board of Labor Relations after the city this month stopped stationing a sergeant at its 911 communications center to supervise dispatchers during midnight and weekend shifts, calling it an un-negotiated change.

Stamford Police Association President David O’Meara said the union is “concerned about the safety of our officers and the safety of the dispatch process” with no supervisor present during those shifts. The union is also concerned that the change will add to other officers’ workloads, O’Meara said.

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