Sen. Kissel Tours CT Police Academy

December 2, 2011

State Sen. John A. Kissel (at left) recently toured the Connecticut Police Academy training facilities in Meriden with Police Officer Standards and Training Council Executive Director Thomas E. Flaherty (at right). Kissel and Flaherty are standing in front of “Wilcox Township,” built on the Connecticut Police Academy campus to conduct police recruit training exercises.

State Senator John A. Kissel recently visited The Connecticut Police Academy in Meriden to get a firsthand look at the ongoing training.

The Academy, also known as the Police Officer Standards and Training Council, is committed to providing high quality basic, advanced and specialized training to Connecticut police officers to enable them to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to serve the public with commitment, empathy and competence. The Council is also committed to adopting and enforcing professional standards for certification and for decertification of Connecticut’s police officers.

“I was very impressed with the professionalism of the staff and recruits at the Connecticut Police Academy,” Senator Kissel said. “Connecticut has earned its stellar reputation for its standards of excellence. The training here is innovative, and it was a pleasure to meet with three new recruits at the Academy who are hoping to one day work for the Enfield Police Department.”

Kissel serves as ranking senator on the legislature’s Judiciary Committee, which sets public safety policies in Connecticut.