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01/19-23/2016 - On a Homeland Security Grant Sergeant Timothy Francis Boyle and Corporal J.B. O'Reilly attended Field Force Operations Training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston Alabama. The course was attended by law enforcement nationwide and covered the dynamics of, and response to large scale events including protests and riots. Both officers performed at the highest of levels during the training and graduated with certificates in this field.   

12/20/2015 - The SCPD Honor Guard presenting the colors prior to the New England Patriots game against the Tennessee Titans at Gillette Stadium.   

12/18/2015 - The Connecticut State Capitol Police came together as a department to collect toys to donate to the Connecticut Children's Medical Center Cancer Unit. The toy collection was spearheaded by Corporal Erica O'Connor, and resulted in the delivery of six large boxes of toys to the hospital this evening. Officer Caseria, Corporal Segovia, Corporal O'Connor, Sergeant Boyle, Officer First Class Giansanti and Officer Giansanti had the privilege of making the special delivery.   

12/18/2015 - The State Capitol Police presenting the colors at the funeral of Representative Terry Backer.   

12/16/2015 - The Connecticut State Captiol Police donated toys to the We Are The Children Toy Drive hosted by 96.5 WTIC FM. The attached photo shows John Elliot, Sergeant Jonathan Paul Sylvester, Gary Craig, Christine Lee, and Corporal J.B. O'Reilly at the toy drive on December 16, 2015 in West Hartford Center. Proceeds donated were from unclaimed found money turned into the State Capitol Police over the past year. The State Capitol Police are proud to give back to the community!   

11/13/2015 - Officer Stanley Masternak has been promoted to Corporal. He will be a shift supervisor of the midnight shift. Corporal Masternak has been with the State Capitol Police since 2012. Congratulations to Corporal Masternak!

09/11/2015 - On Friday September 11, 2015, the State Capitol Police Department Honor Guard conducted a brief remembrance ceremony on the south side of the first floor of the State Capitol to commemorate and honor the heroes and victims of the tragic events that occurred fourteen years ago. In their honor, at precisely 8:46 am, the time the first plane hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center, the Liberty Bell replica was rung fourteen times followed by a moment of silence (Note: video starts with sound).   

09/09/2015 - The State Capitol Police held its annual awards ceremony. One new officer was sworn in: Officer Gino Giansanti. Awards were given to Sergeant Timothy Boyle for Officer of the Year 2015, Sergeant Jeffrey Barter received the Chief's Letter of Commendation and Officer Stanley Masternak, Sergeant Timothy Boyle, Sergeant Paul Longo, Corporal Jamie Axson, Officer Ryan Wilson, Officer Milton Hardy and Officer John Nigro received a Unit Citation. In addition to officer awards, eight civilians John Cyr, Michael Walbridge, Anthony Edelmann, Peter Hutt, Kevin Breault, Robin Grant, Donna Galvin and Rebecca Fede received a Chief's Letter of Appreciation.

4/20/2015 - Officer First Class Michael Bermudez and his K-9 Cutter helped the Boston Police Department on Patriots Day. OFC Bermudez and Cutter were assigned to the Boston Marathon route and Fenway Park. See Attached Photos.   

4/17/2015 - Corporal Timothy Murphy has been promoted to Sergeant. He will assume command of the midnight shift. Sergeant Murphy has been with the State Capitol Police since 2011. Congratulations to Sergeant Murphy.

4/10/2015 - The Connecticut State Police is proud to announce its newest member, Officer Gino Giansanti. Officer Giansanti started his law enforcement career with the West Hartford Police Department retiring after 20 years of distinguished service as a Police Officer. While in West Hartford, he served in the Patrol Division, Traffic Division, Bike Squad, SWAT Team, Honor Guard, Field Training Officer and Detective Division. Officer Giansanti’s first day was Friday April 10, 2014. See attached photo:   

4/9/2015 - Officer First Class Michael Bermudez and his K-9 Cutter, attended the ATF National Odor Recognition Test held in Everett, Massachusetts. The K-9 team successfully passed the test and is now national certified by the ATF as well as Boston Police Department.

3/31/2015 - The Connecticut State Capitol Police would like to wish Sergeant Matthew Kacerguis a happy retirement. Sergeant Kacerguis retired on March 31st 2015 after serving the department for 20 years. He served as the midnight shift supervisor, field training officer and DUI instructor.

3/21/2015 - Chief Walter Lee and Lieutenant Keith Zengel attended the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) Conference in Reno, Nevada. The conference included numerous workshops on the accreditation process and various public safety topics. Chief Lee and Lieutenant Zengel sat in front of the CALEA national review panel and were successful in getting the Connecticut State Capitol Police awarded the certificate of Advanced Accreditation for the 5th time.   

12/18/2014 - The State Capitol Police Department is proud to announce that they were able to donate $386.91 worth of toys to the "We Are The Children" toy drive hosted by 96.5 WTIC. The toys were purchased with money that was generated through the unclaimed found monies turned in throughout the year to the Capitol Police. The attached photo shows Sergeant Jonathan Paul Sylvester and Corporal J.B. O'Reilly with Gary Craig and John Elliot from WTIC. The Capitol Police are proud to give back to the community in which they serve. See attached photo:   

10/17/2014 - On October 17 2014, Officer First Class Michael Bermudez and his K-9 “Cutter” graduated the Boston Police Department’s explosive detecting K-9 program. This new K-9 team is a first for the State Capitol Police Department. K-9 Cutter will be used to sniff packages and areas of the Capitol complex. The State Capitol Police are excited to have this team available in this specialized area of police work.   

09/11/2014 - On Thursday September 11, 2014, the State Capitol Police Department Honor Guard conducted a brief remembrance ceremony on the south side of the first floor of the State Capitol to commemorate and honor the heroes and victims of the tragic events that occurred thirteen years ago. In their honor, at precisely 8:46 am, the time the first plane hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center, the Liberty Bell replica was rung thirteen times followed by a moment of silence (Note: video starts with sound).   

09/10/2014 - The State Capitol Police held its annual awards ceremony. Five new officers were sworn in: Officer Ryan Wilson, Officer John Nigro, Officer Drew O'Connor, Officer Philip Caseria and Officer Gregory Wimble. Awards were given to Lieutenant Keith John Zengel for Officer of the Year 2014, Chief Walter Lee Jr and Officer First Class Michael Bermudez received the Chief's Letter of Commendation and Officer Stanley Masternak received a Unit Citation. In addition to officer awards, two civilians John Cyr and Michael Walbridge received a Chief's Letter of Appreciation.

09/08/2014 - The Connecticut State Police is proud to announce its newest member, Officer Gregory Wimble. Officer Wimble started his law enforcement career with the Town of Windsor Police Department retiring after 26 years of distinguished service at the rank of Sergeant. While in Windsor, he served as a Patrol Shift Sergeant, member of the training division, and a member of their Emergency Response Team. Officer Wimble's first day was September 5, 2014.   

06/18/2014 - On June 18th, 2014 Officer John Nigro graduated from the Connecticut Police Academy's 344th Training Session. Officer Nigro will now have to complete a 400 hour field training program. After successful completion, he will become a certified police officer in the State of Connecticut.

05/16/2014 - On Friday May 16th, 2014 the State Capitol Police Honor Guard presented the colors during the playing of the National Anthem at the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox Game played at Fenway Park.   

05/12/2014 - The Connecticut State Police is proud to announce its newest member, Officer Philip Caseria.  Officer Caseria started his law enforcement career with the City of New Britain Police Department retiring after 24 years of distinguished service as a Police Officer.  While in New Britain, he served in the Patrol Division and Traffic Division. Officer Caseria’s first day was Friday May 9, 2014.

04/11/2014 - On April 11th, 2014 the SCPD announced their newest Police Officer, Drew O'Connor. Officer O'Connor joins the SCPD after serving the town of Rocky Hill as a police officer for over twenty-five (25) years. Officer O’Connor was a member of the Mid-State Traffic Enforcement Unit and is a certified P.O.S.T.C. instructor. Over the next 28 days, Officer O'Connor will be working with SCPD field training officers while rotating through all three shifts.   

03/24/2014 - On March 24th, 2014 Officer Ryan Wilson graduated from the Connecticut Police Academy's 343rd Training Session. Officer Wilson will now have to complete a 400 hour field training program. After successful completion, he will become a certified police officer in the State of Connecticut.   

03/15/2014 - The State Capitol Police Department marches in the 43rd Annual Greater Hartford St. Patrick's Day Parade in Hartford.   

07/17/2013 - In our continuing effort to provide quality service and communication with the Legislative community, the State Capitol Police has created a Facebook page and a Twitter account. Using these programs will allow us to share information and events with you in a timely manner while using today's technology while allowing you another avenue to communicate with us. The pages are for information sharing purposes only. If you have a complaint or need assistance from the State Capitol Police you should contact us at 860-240-0240.

03/09/2013 - The State Capitol Police Department marches in the 42nd Annual Greater Hartford St. Patrick's Day Parade in Hartford. See attached photos:   

12/30/2012 - The New England Patriots invited the State Capitol Police Department's Honor Guard to present flags for the National Anthem ceremony for the New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins football game.   

09/19/2012 - The State Capitol Police Department marched in the Connecticut Day parade at the Big E in West Springfield.   

08/22/2012 - A swearing-in, promotion, and awards ceremony was held by the State Capitol Police Department in the Legislative Office Building. During the ceremony Chief Walter Lee Jr. ceremoniously swore in two officers, and promoted; one corporal, one sergeant, and one lieutenant. Promoted were Lieutenant Keith Zengel, Sergeant Timothy Boyle and Corporal Timothy Murphy. Sworn-in were P.O.S.T.C. certified officers: Milton Hardy and Stanley Masternak.

07/06/2012 - Chief Walter Lee Jr. welcomes Stanley Masternak as a new police officer to the ranks of the State Capitol Police Department. Officer Masternak comes to the SCPD from the City of New Britain Police Department.

06/22/2012 - Chief Walter Lee Jr. welcomes Milton Hardy as a new police officer to the ranks of the State Capitol Police Department. Officer Hardy comes to the SCPD from the Town of Vernon Police Department.

05/31/2012 - The Boston Red Sox invited the State Capitol Police Department's Honor Guard to present flags for the National Anthem ceremony for the Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers baseball game.   

05/12/2012 - The State Capitol Police Department's Honor Guard presents flags for the National Anthem ceremony for the New England Revolution vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC soccer match at Gillette Stadium.   

03/10/2012 - The State Capitol Police Department marches in the 41st Annual Greater Hartford St. Patrick's Day Parade in Hartford.   

01/25/2012 - It is with pride that Chief Walter Lee announces that Sergeant Mathew Kacerguis has received the Chief Michael J. Fallon State Capitol Police Leadership Development Certificate. The program that is put on by Legislative Management's Training and Staff Development Unit consists of core classes and a host of management focused electives that targets the department's supervisors in areas of critical thinking, strategic planning, goal setting, time management, impromptu speaking, and ethics.   


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