Sen. Kissel Appoints Mayor Scott Kaupin to Correctional Staff Safety Group

November 4, 2009

Enfield mayor “perfect fit” for Correctional Staff Health and Safety Subcommittee

State Sen. John A. Kissel, R-Enfield, today appointed Enfield Mayor Scott Kaupin to serve on the Criminal Justice Policy Advisory Commission’s Correctional Staff Health and Safety Subcommittee (Subcommittee). Kaupin was selected to fill the vacant position on the subcommittee newly formed pursuant to PA 09-223.

“I could not think of a better person for the job,” said Sen. Kissel. “I have known Scott for many years and I know the level of knowledge and excellence he will bring to the table. He has served our community in Enfield for many years and will soon begin his second tenure as Mayor. He has a strong interest in correctional issues as Enfield has three correctional facilities. To have someone with Scott’s background and knowledge serving on this subcommittee is great for the state as whole.”

A lifelong resident of Enfield, Kaupin is a graduate of Enrico Fermi High School and currently serves as the town’s mayor, a position he has held since 2007. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of New Hampshire and holds a Masters Degree in International Relations from Syracuse University. Kaupin is a Logistics Manager for Retail Brand Alliance, Inc. of Enfield.

The Correctional Staff Health and Safety Committee was established to review policies and procedures of the Department of Correction regarding health and safety of staff. The subcommittee includes representatives of correction officers unions as well as appointees by the chairs and ranking member of the Judiciary Committee and the Public Safety Committee.

“I attended the first meeting this afternoon and I have no doubt that the work this subcommittee undertakes will have a positive and lasting effect on the safety of correctional staff,” said Sen. Kissel. “Scott brings a unique perspective as town leader of a community hosting correctional facilities. He is definitely the right person for the job and I was honored that he willingly accepted this appointment.”

Kaupin’s term on the Board is effective immediately.