Madison Police Chief Jack Drumm has been awarded the Distinguished Chief Award by the Police Commissioners Association of Connecticut.
Peter Torrano, president of the Police Commissioners Association of Connecticut, said Drumm is being recognized for his "accomplishments and dedication to duty, to his department, and to the citizens he serves."
"The Board of Directors, in choosing Chief Drumm, took into account his educational background, his many years of service to the State of Connecticut, the Town of Groton, Long Point, and to Madison, and to his aggressive and successful implementation of various policing programs (Community Policing, Bicycle Patrol), and his efforts to work with the community to build trust," Torrano said in a letter to Madison Police Commission Chairman Eric Thornburg. "Chief Drumm's leadership can only improve upon an already good department and serve his citizens well."
Torrano said Friday the Police Commissioners Association of Connecticut was impressed by the fact that Drumm started with Madison Police Department when it was recovering from a series of scandals and problems.
"The fact is, he went into a difficult situation there with the department ... and he's done a wonderful job," Torrano said. "He had a good department to start with and he's made it better."
The Police Commissioners Association will honor Chief Drumm at a dinner meeting May 29, 2013 at Grassy Hill Country Club in Orange, CT.