CT Crime: An Uptick in Crime Forces Governor to Take Action

CT Crime: An Uptick in Crime Forces Governor to Take Action. Hartford to receive help from CSP.

Due to a recent uptick in violence, Gov. Ned Lamont is directing state police to provide additional resources in the city of Hartford.

This will allow the Statewide Narcotics Task Force to center its investigations in Hartford to focus on the most violent offenders involved in narcotics trade, and the seizure of illegal and stolen guns.

State police will also provide its auto theft task force to focus in and around Hartford based on the stolen vehicle activity in the area, which many times are linked to shootings and other illegal activity.

"Further, in an effort to increase patrol and enforcement without over-impacting or over-policing Hartford’s neighborhoods, the State Police will strategically deploy uniformed troopers assigned to the Traffic Services Unit to the state on-ramps, off-ramps, and highways in Hartford," a press release said.

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