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[UPDATED] New East Haven Police Chief to be Announced Tuesday

Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr will announce his appointment for the new permanent East Haven Chief of Police on Tuesday. And current Interim Chief Brent Larrabee reportedly is his choice for the job, according to a New Haven Register report.

Update at 5:50 p.m.

Interim East Haven Police Chief Brent Larrabee has been selected as the new permanent head of the East Haven Police Department, according to a New Haven Register report posted early Monday evening.

Original Post

Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr. has just notified area media outlets that he will be holding a press conference Tuesday morning to announce his choice for the new permanent chief of police for the East Haven Police Department.

The conference will be held in front of the Mayor's Office inside Town Hall starting at 10 a.m.

Maturo announced earlier this month that the pool of candidates had been shrunk down to five finalists — including current Interim Police Chief Brent Larabbee.

East Haven Patch will be at Tuesday morning's press conference to cover the announcement, as well as providing live updates via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Flowers January 14, 2013 at 05:10 PM
Are any of the candidates related to members of the BOE?
Flowers, According to the East Haven Patch here are the finalists: Jamie Fields, James Viadero ,Edward J. Welch, Brent B. Larrabee,Maurice Richards
noname January 15, 2013 at 01:02 AM
To Police Chief Brent Larrabee, as an East Haven resident, I would like to extend my heartiest congratulation on becoming our permanent Chief of Police. Talk is that you have been most successful and knowledgeable in taking over the department. My best wishes to you and all the men and women who will work along with you,
Richard Poulton January 15, 2013 at 12:51 PM
If press story is correct, I also congratulate Chief Larrabee. I for one who had transitioned through 5 chiefs it is difficut alone when one comes from inside the department but much worse bringing in an outsider. Chief Larrabee by now knows the town and especially its politics, but most of all knows the men, and thats important. Now he can continue to build the PD to his mold having no fear of being out of the job for the forceable future.
Bob Fawkes January 15, 2013 at 01:47 PM
For all of you nosy busy bodies, here are the EHFD and PD scanner codes: http://www.bearcat1.com/radioct.htm
Sam Giglio January 15, 2013 at 02:26 PM
Congratulations to New Chief Larrabee, He seams like the right person for the job at this time in the department. Lets hope we can put behide us the days of Gallo as our Chief. I see better things ahead for the Men and Woman of the EHPD
Richard Poulton January 15, 2013 at 03:09 PM
I'm sorry, meant no disrespect. Meant to say he knows the 'men and women".
Chairman Chrome Dome January 15, 2013 at 04:06 PM
Seams clear..........lets put behide us back there.
Johnny January 15, 2013 at 04:31 PM
Seems their incoherant comments stem from too much Jameson too early in the morn. Is it any wonder these Public Works boys drive off the ride and into houses. Put the iphone down and get back to work, dummy.
Congratulations to Chief Larabee in becoming the new Chief. He has demonstrated thus far he has exactly what it takes to bring the department to a new level of respectability and safeguard the residents of East Haven. I could not agree with this choice more and wish Chief Larabee all the best.
Robert January 15, 2013 at 07:10 PM
Want to extend my congrats to Chief Larabee. My question to him is: What plan do you have in place to ensure that your department will not see the episodes of egregious corruption from rogue officers that have formally surfaced such as that of Jason Zullo? We all want a better PD and hope (and trust) that you will run a clean department. What steps do you have in place to further this end, and what is your vision for the department with regard to race relations and equal protection for ALL? Again, congratulations, and thank you for your service to East Haven.
George Kenyon January 15, 2013 at 10:46 PM
Actually, 90% of those codes are wrong.
George Kenyon January 15, 2013 at 10:47 PM
Congrats to Chief Larabee. Another huge step in our town moving forward with positive changes.
Hoffinator January 16, 2013 at 02:30 AM
Hey Hoff are you trying to gain favor with the new Chief because you think he'll keep you out of jail? Don't think so he'd lock your butt up so fast cause he's a no nonsense type of guy. So you better be good on Michael Street or you know what will happen!! Ching Ching...

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