Esserman to be Named New Haven Police Chief
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Former Providence Police Chief Dean Esserman will be named New Haven’s next Chief of Police, the New Haven Independent is reporting and a source in the New Haven Police Department has confirmed.
Esserman previously served in New Haven in the 1990s and also served as Chief of the MTA Metro North Police Department, which runs from New Haven to New York City.
Esserman resigned in June after a GoLocalProv reporter uncovered dozens of underage drinkers at a party that took place at his East Side home. Less than a week later, GoLocalProv reported that invitations to the party were sent out via Facebook and included a message that told people not to worry about the police and encouraged them to bring booze and marijuana.
A source close to the New Haven Police Department said the position was rumored to be between Esserman and a Massachusetts-based Chief, but Esserman’s ties to New Haven likely gave him the advantage.
Esserman, who was brought in by former Mayor and current Congressman David Cicilline, is largely credited with reducing crime in Providence by creating a successful community policing model.
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