East Haven police chief upset at recruits leaving - WFSB 3 Connecticut

East Haven police chief upset at recruits leaving


East Haven's police chief says something must be done to stop town police recruits from bolting to other departments.

Chief Brent Larrabee has seen 26 officers of his 53-person force leave during his two years on the job. The New Haven Register reports Larrabee told local police commissioners Tuesday that officials must stop a pattern of new recruits completing training on the city's dime and immediately transferring elsewhere.

Larrabee says a 2011 state law repealed a requirement that police recruits serve municipality that paid for their training for at least two years. He says it costs about $100,000 to train a recruit.

East Haven police have dealt with several controversies in recent years, including the convictions of four white officers charged in a federal investigation of mistreatment of Latinos.