“We’ve Come From The Depths And Now We’re Reaching For The Heights”

Madison Police Chief Jack Drumm and his officers get rave reviews from town officials, business leaders, and town residents . "An eight cylinder car running on all nine cylinders."


Madison Police Chief Jack Drumm and the men and women he works with were the subject of an article that ran on the front page of the New Haven Register Monday.

“He just made such huge changes in the culture of the department. Not just for the police, but for residents,” said [Madison Chamber of Commerce] Executive Director Eileen Banisch. “On top of it, he’s a really nice guy.” Even resident Walter Lippman, who calls himself a “public advocate for citizens” and is known as a critic of many at public meetings, has only raves for Drumm ... Today, the department is “strong,” and much credit goes to Drumm for bringing a new standard of professionalism, Lippman said. He said officers used to train in Madison, then leave for bigger departments, but now the town is able to bring in trained police from the state or other departments.

To read more, see the full article in the New Haven Register.


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Richard September 11, 2012 at 12:55 PM
Neat Property http://iaws.imageammo.com/share.php?u=32337eaa58b41892322c07839871add6&w=8a4230d381a67704e73813733bc32ecf
Pem McNerney (Editor) September 11, 2012 at 12:59 PM
Interesting Richard .. but perhaps you meant to post that on this story ... ? http://patch.com/A-xDJG
Audrey Horn September 12, 2012 at 03:34 PM
In my view, an accurate statement has been made depicting local government waste, "An eight cylinder car running on all nine cylinders." The nine cylinder rotary engine is inefficient as is the current status of the Madison Police Department. Unnecessary number of officers, over abundant number of vehicles as well as specialized equipment colleting dust at the tax payers expense. The self promoting political propaganda perforating from within the walls of the police department is a stretch when news articles try to justify their very existence.
Matt September 12, 2012 at 04:34 PM
This is what everyone says until they need the police at their home 5 minutes ago.
Audrey Horn September 12, 2012 at 05:28 PM
Guess deep pockets Matt is in support of paying for a few dozen more cops to stand around the new the helicopter, airplane, hovercraft and submarine.
Pem McNerney (Editor) September 12, 2012 at 05:39 PM
A bit of hyperbole, perhaps, Audrey? =) Last I knew, there are no outstanding requests for helicopters, airplanes, hovercrafts or submarines (tho the latter might come in handy the next time a shoplifter tries to hide out in Tuxis Pond). Question: Did you follow the budget proceedings during the last budget season? Was there something specific you would cut? How many officers is the right number of officers?
Matt September 12, 2012 at 05:50 PM
I said nothing of the sort. I'm in favor of logic and meeting requirements. Not making up a bunch of non-sense with no value, such as what you've posted.
Audrey Horn September 13, 2012 at 02:46 AM
Buddies supporting their buddies is alive and well in Madison at our expense. The new culture of doing less with more is just plain stupid in my opinion.
Audrey Horn September 13, 2012 at 01:24 PM
Reply to. Pem McNerney 09/12/12 A bit of hyperbole, perhaps, Audrey? =) Answer. Hyperbole today, reality tomorrow at the do less with more culture. Walter whom was mentioned in this article looks to be a smart gentleman who will realize at some point that he is being used. In the business world, C.E.O.'s have the adage of keeping their friends close and enemies closer. Just pointing out the obvious.
C. Angelo September 25, 2012 at 04:45 PM
Audrey...Audrey...it is so appearent that you dislike town officials, and the police. Do you attend meetings in town? How could you possiblly be un-biased in any remarks that you make. You should go to town meetings and get your facts straight. Audrey...Anita....Audrey.....Anita???
Jimmy (JJ) Johnston September 29, 2012 at 10:07 PM
C. Angelo appears parinoid. Probably either a biased town official or cop.


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