What is community policing if not trusting the police to communicate about issues of public safety in a transparent and open dialogue with the community? As a councilman representing Hamden’s Fifth District, anything less than that is unacceptable, especially now.
About a year ago, I attended a friend’s housewarming party in Hartford. After bouncing between a few events in Hamden and New Haven on my bike, I took a 40-minute ride on the Hartford Rail Line and then biked the rest of the way to my friend’s new house. It was a Sunday evening; I arrived in Hartford at around 5 o’clock.