Events Calendar

04Jun
2022 Coppola Bike Helmet Giveaway
699 Canal St South End

From 03:00 PM to 07:00 PM

SPA News

2022 Coppola Bike Helmet Giveaway
05/25/2022

The Stamford Police Association will be hosting the Timothy Coppola bike helmet giveaway this year. This event was started by retired officer Glenn Coppola after his son Timothy suffered a brain injury while riding his bicycle. His son Timothy succumbed to his injuries and died approximately two years after the accident at the age of 10. After the death of his son, Glenn and the SPA have been given away bike helmets to city children.

Hockey Fights Cancer Charity Game for Officer Doug Robinson
03/31/2022

This event is being held to benefit Doug Robinson, a 33 year veteran of the Stamford Police Department, who also spent 23 year as local high school hockey coach.

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Stamford Advocate Police News

Stamford police: Four injured in overnight crash that closed down Washington Boulevard
05/28/2022

The two people who suffered serious injuries in the overnight crash were admitted to Stamford Hospital and were in stable condition later, police said.

Residents rescued in Stamford high-rise apartment fire, official says
05/23/2022

Firefighters rescued residents who were trapped by heat and smoke in the upper floors of a downtown Stamford apartment building Monday night, an official said.

Bridgeport man rejects offer to drop charges in an alleged scam to take his elderly mother’s Stamford condo
05/20/2022

A Bridgeport man accused of trying to scam his mother out of her condo rejected an offer that could have meant felony charges being dropped.

Stamford 17-year-old to be tried as adult in armed robbery turned shooting
05/20/2022

A 51-year-old man was shot in Stamford’s South End in October during a robbery; police have identified three people they say were involved.

New York man rejects plea offer in Westport jewelry theft case
05/19/2022

Police stopped the man’s car on the Merritt and found a crowbar in his car that appeared to match the instrument used in the burglary.

Stamford man charged with burglary, firearm possession after being found on private property
05/19/2022

A city man led police on a brief foot chase after he was found trespassing on a Springdale property with a loaded gun, police said.

Stamford Advocate Local News

Stamford police: Four injured in overnight crash that closed down Washington Boulevard
05/28/2022

The two people who suffered serious injuries in the overnight crash were admitted to Stamford Hospital and were in stable condition later, police said.

CT woman went to Ukraine alone to save disabled dogs: ‘I felt it in my gut just a call to come here’
05/28/2022

The 27-year-old former Stamford resident who now lives in Monroe estimated she saved 40 dogs over a two-month period.

Stamford Police: Man who tried to enter Davenport Ridge Elementary School charged with trespassing
05/28/2022

Davenport Elementary School was placed in lockdown Friday, triggering a response from police, officials said. Jamar Mikel Edwards was arrested and charged with trespassing.

Stamford’s Memorial Day parade is this Sunday. Here’s everything you need to know
05/27/2022

Parade participants will make their way from the Stamford Police Department down Bedford Street and finish their route at Veterans Memorial Park on Atlantic Street.

Westhill, Stamford high principals call hybrid block schedule ‘catastrophic’ after trying to plan it
05/27/2022

In an email to district leadership, the principals argued they have serious concerns about the new schedule once they tried to put it in place.

UConn student aims to ‘bring more dessert to Stamford’ with her new East Asian-inspired shop Shiro
05/26/2022

The menu features Korean sponge cakes, a matcha-flavored mille crepe cake and Hong Kong bubble waffle, in addition to drinks.

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'How to Murder Your Husband' author found guilty of murdering husband
05/28/2022

A jury rejected the novelist's claims that she developed shock-induced amnesia and simply lost track of a missing gun barrel

Philly considers rehiring retired cops to fill vacancies
05/28/2022

The proposed legislation is being touted as one way to address hundreds of vacancies in the police department

L.A. County deputies stepping up patrols at area beaches Memorial Day weekend
05/28/2022

"We're stretching our resources so that people feel safe wherever they are," said Sheriff Alex Villanueva

Watch: Cop runs onto highway to help drivers avoid fatal crash
05/27/2022

Officer Charles Banks warned off oncoming cars with his flashlight while trying to save the crash victims, video shows

Chicago PD recruits Marines at Camp Pendleton amid staffing shortage
05/27/2022

CPD had previous success recruiting at Camp Lejeune

Watch: Drones guide Ga. officers to armed robbery suspect
05/27/2022

In a mix of bodycam and drone video, the drone operators are seen directing officers to the suspect

Public Safety Labor News

Budget Discussions Do Not Equal Negotiations
09/01/2020

In late 2012, the City of Portland, Oregon began its budget process for the 2013-14 fiscal year anticipating a shortfall. The City asked the Fire Bureau to develop its budget using a modified zero-based budget approach, requesting up to 90 percent of current appropriation levels with prioritized add

Labor Board Refuses To Sever Detectives From Sworn Unit
09/01/2020

On October 4, 2019, the St. Petersburg Police Officers’ Association, Inc. (POA) filed a petition seeking to represent a bargaining unit consisting of police detectives employed by the City of St. Petersburg, Florida. The detectives are currently represented by the Sun Coast Police Benevolent Associa

Court Upholds Arbitrator’s Opinion On Fire Union Meetings
09/01/2020

Firefighters for the Dracut Fire Department in Massachusetts are represented by IAFF Local 2586. Local 2586 holds meetings on a monthly basis. By necessity, these meetings are scheduled during a shift. Prior to 1986, union meetings were held off-site, at bars or in restaurants.In 1986, the parties a

Court Rejects Lawsuit From Deputy Shot By Reserve
09/01/2020

On April 5, 2016, Casey Huepenbecker and Marcus Newell were receiving firearms training at a range operated by the City of Napoleon, Ohio. During a break, Huepenbecker asked for, and received, permission to clean his weapon. Shortly after cleaning the gun, he set it on a picnic table near where othe

ADA Does Not Require Light Duty For Oft-Injured Officer
09/01/2020

Kristal Scott suffered multiple injuries during the time that she was employed as a Detroit police officer. In 2011, she fell down the stairs while on duty responding to a call. On July 13, 2012, during job-required scooter training, she crashed her scooter into a metal barricade at low speed when a

The ‘Not A Sharp Operator’ Defense
09/01/2020

In May 2012 Valent Maxwell, a police officer for the City of Klawock, Alaska, accepted a law enforcement job in Fairview, Montana. He left some belongings in his city-owned apartment in Klawock, sold some, and moved or shipped the rest to Montana. Shortly after starting the new job, however, he quit