SPA News

2022 Coppola Bike Helmet Giveaway

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

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

Do you recognize this man? Stamford police ask for help identifying suspected burglar

Police are asking for the public’s help identifying a man who they say burglarized three city restaurants over five days.

Bridgeport man extradited to CT to face murder charge in fatal stabbing of Norwalk man in Stamford

A 32-year-old Bridgeport man facing a murder charge in connection to the fatal stabbing of 43-year-old Jimmy Louis in August 2021 was transported back to Connecticut, nearly four months after his initial arrest.

Do you recognize this man? Stamford police ask for help identifying suspected burglar

Police are asking for the public’s help identifying a man they said got into a variety store on the city’s West Side via the roof.

Stamford police seize fentanyl, $9,000 in drug raid at Main Street apartment, West Side storage unit

City police said they seized more than three ounces of fentanyl during a midafternoon raid of a Stamford man’s apartment and storage unit Wednesday.

Wilton man pleads guilty to 2018 sexual assault of 14-year-old

A Wilton man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl when he was 18 years old.

Stamford murder case heads to trial: Sirus Dixon allegedly shot Antonio Robinson in 2018

A 19-year-old Stamford teen accused of murder is headed to trial in connection to the fatal shooting of a former high school football captain.

Stamford Advocate Local News

A Stamford man helped save 10,000 meals for needy residents. He’s earned kudos from the New England Patriots.

As a volunteer with Stamford-based Food Rescue US, Oliver Kaufman saved meals from being discarded and got them to families in need.

Do you recognize this man? Stamford police ask for help identifying suspected burglar

Police are asking for the public’s help identifying a man who they say burglarized three city restaurants over five days.

Stamford Islamic Center mourns the loss of one of its founding fathers: ‘He was a pillar’

Abdul Rahim, entrepreneur and a founding father of the Stamford Islamic Center, died Tuesday after a two-month battle with liver cancer.

Celebrity chef Todd English on why he's opening a food hall in Stamford Town Center: ‘Malls are redefining themselves’

Todd English will also be at the Hey Stamford! Food Festival in August and with fellow celebrity chef Aaron May will “attempt a world record.”

Stamford superintendent Lucero’s contract extension denied; Teachers’ votes of no confidence cited as reason

The extension would have added an extra year to the superintendent’s contract, which is set to expire in 2024.

Turn a pool house into an apartment? Stamford board of reps may not get a chance to object.

City representatives Thursday sparred over whether the city should opt out of state rules on auxiliary dwelling units. It might not be their choice.

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Fla. sheriff’s office adds a Corvette to its fleet

The C7 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 was “seized from a felony suspect,” according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office

Portland OKs $25K hiring bonus for lateral officers, $5K for unarmed support staff

Officers must pay back all or part of the bonus if they leave in their first five years

Art center says it won’t remove pig painting of cops after backlash

The art center cited an “opportunity to embrace and reflect diverse community viewpoints”

How a PD's community relations unit has strengthened its police-public relationship

The department's civilian employee duo strives to continually develop and build relationships to maintain trust – and have a little fun in the process

Memorial procession honors slain El Monte police officers

Thousands came out Thursday to pay their respects. Sgt. Michael Paredes and Officer Joseph Santana were fatally shot on June 14

Alabama police chief: Do not arm teachers

"I don’t think we need to complicate the situation by putting more guns into the school," said Chief John Barber

Public Safety Labor News

Budget Discussions Do Not Equal Negotiations

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

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

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

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

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

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