Go Ahead, East Haven: 'Ask the Chief'

East Haven Interim Police Chief Brent Larrabee is blogging on East Haven Patch — and wants to answer your questions!

It's once again time for East Haven Patch readers to "ask the chief."

East Haven Interim Police Chief is a member of our growing Local Voices section of bloggers.

Larrabee, who was by on Feb. 15, posts a blog once a month.

The monthly posts serve as a vehicle to answer readers' questions about the .

Each month, East Haven Patch publishes an article asking readers to post their questions in the comments section. Questions can also be emailed to askthechief@easthavenpolice.com.

This month, submissions will be closed on Sunday at 6 p.m. And from there, we'll pick four of those questions for the chief to answer in his next blog.

So do YOU have a question? Well, go ahead — and ask the chief!

paul beisler September 07, 2012 at 11:35 AM
chief have you formally applied for job and if not why ?
Robert D. Hoff - Working for a better East Haven September 07, 2012 at 12:25 PM
Chief I would like to commend you on the excellent job you are doing. I have to ask though I notice in North Haven they have a program in place to help ensure that handicapped Parking spots are available and able to be utilized by those who truly need them. I recently read one sign that stated the first fine would be $100.00 and the next would be $100.00 and communitty service. What are your plans to enforce the Handicapped parking situation in town and ensure that these spots are utilized only by those with proper identification on their vehicles?
Richard Poulton September 07, 2012 at 12:58 PM
Question as to employment. At a recent PC meeting you informed the board that a pre-certified applicant from another department, I assumed retired or had left, had his MPTC certification expire since he applied. My question is, if a pre-certified officer applies for a position but due to time on the "list" the required certification needed expires, why can't that applicant just go through the simple process of taking what ever quick re-training needed, such as weapons, and any new laws, etc, just like you and other chiefs needed to do to get re-hired after leaving a department. The current chief in New Haven came on board as an Assist. Chief, was NEVER a police officer, and went through a quickie MPTC course and was certified. If this applicant was a good choise why wasn't that process used as well? I retired in 1991. I met with a past EH chief in 1993 who knew me well and asked when my certification expired. Back then it was only good for 2 years. It expired just a month before. I would have joined in a heart beat but didn't want to go through a 6 month recruit course again. Oh well. EH would have had its first trained bomb tech. On a side note I do so hope you get the job. We have never met but from what I hear and read you are working very hard in a tuff position. The best to you.
James P Alberino September 07, 2012 at 02:08 PM
Hi Chief, I am very concerned about the speeders racing thru my neighborhood which has many small children. The drivers do not even slow down, much less stop at the clearly marked stop sign. I live on John Street and I'm afraid that its just a matter of time before something tragic happens.
Christopher Corso September 07, 2012 at 03:08 PM
It seems that we have an increase in teenage violence and vandalism occurring in the area of east haven south of main street and west of hemingway recently. What is the police force doing to crack down on these youths? There was a large fight that occurred last night that is worrying many residents about the safety of our neighborhood. What if they start to use weapons? Increased police patrols in this neighborhood may be necessary.
Not Guido September 07, 2012 at 08:04 PM
Chief..what happened to hiring civilian dispatchers to free up more officers for patrol? It was reported that the town had the right to do this. Are you still planning to do this?
Carla September 07, 2012 at 08:18 PM
Hello Chief, Is there anything that can be done to reduce speed and the noise level of motorcycles going through our neighborhoods? I live in the vicinity of Bradley and Laurel. The police presence around the beach area at night is much appreciated, as we enjoy going down to the beach for a walk in the early evening.
Not Guido September 08, 2012 at 02:59 AM
Richard..not a question for the Chief but for POST (MPTC successor)
Ann Della Camera September 08, 2012 at 04:06 AM
Hello Chief, I asked this question in the last series of Ask The Chief blogs, never got an answer. I shall ask again. What is or can be done to slow down the speeding on Short Beach Road, where there are hills and spots of low visibility. Also, there is a noise ordinance for the town yet, there are times I feel like some of the motorcycles are driving through my living room. ATV's and Mopeheads, run wild up and down Short Beach Road constantly. Once school gets out for the day, they are out and running. Since I have to pay a tax and registration and have a license, how are these kids and some adults getting away with it. Now to add to the discomfort we have 2 cars around our corner with stright pipes all young occuping a house going up and out and back again. We have no peace here anymore. The town could make a fortune, just sit a car in my circluar drive and we can pay off the national debt. I heard you were good at what you do and hope here in Riverside we get some help. Thanks for being part of out town.


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