House Republican Leader Themis Klarides (R-114), State Representative Lezlye Zupkus (R-89), and State Senator Joseph Crisco, Jr. (D-Woodbridge) today released the following statement regarding the proposed closure of the State Police Troop I Barracks located in Bethany, CT:
“As part of his proposed plan to manage the increasing budget shortfall in Connecticut, Governor Malloy included the closure of State Police Troop I. We strongly oppose the closure of the Troop I Barracks as it is an integral part of our public safety infrastructure and provides invaluable, life-saving resources to our residents. The state police provide local as well as regional protection, and at a time of heightened concern about public safety, we should look elsewhere for cost savings. At this time, we are still in budget negotiations and discussions remain very fluid. We will continue to work on a solution that both meets our budgetary restraints and supports our communities.”
The legislators encourage the public to contact Governor Malloy’s office and express their concerns regarding the Troop I Barracks closure at 800-406-1527.