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Vinny Vella: Hartford Needs More Than A Few New Police Officers

Vinny Vella: Hartford Needs More Than A Few New Police Officers

Vinny Vella is the Courant’s new metro columnist. His column will focus on issues relating to Hartford, its citizens, and the larger community surrounding the city.

Congratulations, David Rosado, on becoming the next leader of our police department. I hope your first days on the job have been fruitful.

I’d welcome you to the city, but it’s one you’re intimately familiar with. As a kid, you once walked clear across Hartford — as you recounted at a recent town hall meeting in an anecdote that kept me rapt — to try out for a Little League team with little more than a glove and your determination.

You were equally clear in expressing your priorities and vision...

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