HARTFORD- State Representative Craig Miner (R-66) has proposed a bill this session to allow towns to contract together for the purposes of paying for the services of a resident state trooper.
House bill 5918, An Act Authorizing Interlocal Agreements to Pay for the Services of a Resident State Trooper has been referred to the legislature’s Planning and Development Committee for possible public hearing this month.
Rep. Miner said, “Some chief elected officials have indicated that they have no need for a full-time resident trooper but by working cooperatively with neighboring communities each could share the costs of one.”
“These are the types of regionalization efforts we should encourage in Connecticut, added Rep. Miner.
Currently, Towns bear the reasonability of paying 70 percent of the costs of resident state troopers. 55 towns have a resident state trooper program, among them are: Woodbury, Litchfield and Bethlehem.