The Town of Trumbull Police Department will receive a $125,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program.
Funding will pay a portion of the salary and benefits to hire one new officer as of July 1, 2021. The additional capacity will allow the Trumbull Police Department to dedicate a full time officer to the Westfield Trumbull Mall site as part of the department’s community policing strategy.
“I thank the Department of Justice COPS Office for investing in Trumbull’s community policing efforts. I also want to thank Chief Lombardo and all the men and women of the Trumbull Police Department for their daily commitment to our community. They do an outstanding job and are always looking for new ways to support our community and keep us safe,” stated Vicki Tesoro, First Selectman.
“This investment gives us an opportunity to expand our community policing efforts at the Mall, which has been a longtime goal. Having a dedicated, daily presence there will build relationships with the businesses, employees and visitors. The Trumbull Police Department is dedicated to evolving to meet the needs of the community. I would also like to thank our First Selectman for her support and the Department of Justice COPS Office. These grants were very competitive this year,” stated Chief of Police Michael Lombardo.