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Larrabee New Interim Police Chief (VIDEO)

Mayor Maturo swears in the former Stamford Police Chief as the interim head of the East Haven Police Department Tuesday.

Update on Wednesday at 7:30 a.m.

Video of a portion of the press conference at the with East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo introducing new interim Police Chief Brent Larrabee to the community following Tuesday's swearing in ceremony has been added to the gallery that accompanies this article.

Update on Tuesday at 5:15 p.m.

East Haven's new Interim Chief of Police Brent Larrabee will earn $98,000 a year, according to the terms of his contract with the town. The contract, which went into effect today, is posted in the gallery that accompanies this article.

East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo swore in newly appointed interim Police Chief Brent Larrabee earlier today. Larrabee, Maturo — along with other town and police officials — then met with members of the press and the community following the private ceremony.

East Haven Patch will have additional updates on this story, including video from today's press conference.

Original Story (Monday afternoon)

Mayor Joseph Maturo has made it official: he will be appointing former Stamford Police Chief Brent Larrabee as the interim head of the

Larrabee will be sworn in tomorrow duringa private ceremony with his family and friends, according to the

A brief press conference will be held at 11 a.m. in the Community Room, 277 Main Street (across from Town Hall).

Public Reception

Immediately following, a public reception will be held, also in the Hagaman Memorial Library Community Room, where members of the East Haven community are encouraged to attend and meet the Interim Chief.

"Brent is exactly the kind of leader we need in East Haven right now," Maturo stated in a press release announcing the appointment Monday morning. "He brings a career of policing experience working to provide community oriented, progressive public safety practices in diverse communities."

Several had indicted that Maturo had decided on Larrabee to fill the interim police chief post, after former Police Chief Leonard Gallo

And it appears that that choice has now been made official.

"I look forward to working with the Mayor, the Officers in the Department, community leaders and neighborhood groups to strengthen confidence in policing and bring a standard of excellence to East Haven," Larrabee stated in the release.

Long Police Career

According to the mayor's office, Larrabee previously served as Chief in the Stamford Police Department from 2005 to 2010 where he lead the police force to implement neighborhood policing, created community coalitions and worked to diversify the agency, all while keeping the focus on providing responsible public safety.

In 2008, Chief Larrabee received the Distinguished Police Chief’s Award from the Police Commissioner’s Association of Connecticut.

Previously, Larrabee rose through the ranks of the Framingham, Mass. Police Department. He become the department's police chief in 1987. Most recently, he has been consulting law enforcement agencies on all aspects of operations, the mayor's office reported.

Larrabee holds his Master’s degree in Public Administration from Framingham State College in Framingham, Mass/ and a Bachelor’s of Science in Law Enforcement from Northeastern University in Boston. Both degrees reportedly earned with honors.

Sonora February 17, 2012 at 12:16 AM
One thing is for sure, Maturo won the beauty contest. Bye Marc, Tammi, Mary and Karen! The Gilford .P.D. hates you.
Sonora February 17, 2012 at 12:21 AM
Oc spray stinks. The police spray it on surfaces that victims will be sleeping, or sitting on in order to make the victims smell like feces.
Ann Della Camera February 17, 2012 at 03:27 AM
Ivanna, or who ever your are, I see you still have the same attitute, perhaps you should go live in South Korea and see what a sad life is really like. To be as insulting as you are, your taking advantage of freedom of speech in this country. Go visit you South Korea buddie and see if you can call them names. Also, my husband was in the Korea Action, and the horrors there we don't need here. So get a life, hopefully on the next plane to China or South Korea, try living in that world for awhile and perhaps than you will appreciate the one you live in now.
Ann Della Camera February 17, 2012 at 03:33 AM
Ivanna, if the shoe fits wear it
Miguel Cardoza February 17, 2012 at 03:41 AM
Why do you think all Latino's are not citizens? You should realize the majority are citizens. Many are here legally, and are hard working tax payers, who are only trying to what is best for them and their family. This is the problem in a nutshell. Those that are citizens are being profiled and harassed because of the way they look and/or the hue of their skin

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