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Bridgeport Police Officers, Local 1159 of AFSCME Council 4, stand in front of the Bridgeport Police Memorial.


Council 4 represents more than 35,000 public service workers across the state, including approximately 2,300 police professionals who protect and serve our communities.

“No other union brings a tremendous wealth of resources, at an extremely reasonable dues rate,” said Sgt. David Orr, President of AFSCME Local 1727, the Norwalk Police Union. “We’re getting top-notch representation that will strengthen our position at the bargaining table, at city and town halls across Connecticut, at the state legislature and in our communities.”

“The danger we face as police is not only on the streets,” added Officer Doug Clark, President of AFSCME Local 1361 in Middletown. “It comes when elected officials try to slash our retirement and health care benefits, weaken our collective bargaining rights or cut department funding without examining the risks to our communities. We are better positioned to confront these dangers with Council 4’s support.”

Council 4 has a Public Safety Council that meets regularly to address law enforcement issues. The Council is comprised of the Presidents of our Police Unions and their designees. The Public Safety Council also has representation on the Council 4 Executive Board.

Council 4 also provides an extraordinary array of services to help our police union members, including legislative and political advocacy, communications, public relations and social media, strategic research and much more.

Staff Representatives John Miller, Troy Raccuia and Kelly Rommel, and Service Representative John DeVito have been assigned to cover all police union-related issues as part of their responsibilities at Council 4.

If you have questions or concerns, please e-mail Kevin Murphy or Patrick Sampson. You can also call them at (860) 224-4000 and dial through to reach their direct extensions.

 

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