Today, Mayor Joyce Craig announced the Manchester Police Patrolman’s Association (MPPA) and the Manchester Association of Police Supervisors (MAPS) endorsed her re-election as Mayor of Manchester. From day one, Mayor Craig has worked closely with law enforcement officials to ensure Manchester is a safe place to live, work, and raise a family. In her first term, she increased police presence in the downtown and across the city and worked with Chief Capano and the Board of Mayor and Aldermen to hire 15 additional police officers, she participates in regular ride-alongs with police officers and for the first time in the city’s history, Mayor Craig fully funded body cameras for police officers.
“Mayor Craig recognizes the hard work our officers put into keeping our city safe, listens to law enforcement concerns, and always has our back,” said Derek Feather, President of MPPA. “Manchester’s police officers trust Mayor Craig’s leadership and vision for Manchester, and we know that we can count on her to provide the support we need to keep our streets safe.”
“With Mayor Craig we know we have a partner in City Hall who will work with us to protect our city,” said Rich Brennan, President of MAPS. “She listens to the concerns of law enforcement, and when we noticed an increase in call volume Mayor Craig worked with us add fifteen officers to our total complement, and increase foot patrols. She is a forward thinking ally to law enforcement in Manchester, who we can trust to lead our city in the right direction.”
“Since entering office two years ago, I’ve worked closely with our police officers to address the needs of our city, and I’m honored to have their support,” said Mayor Joyce Craig. “The men and women of the Manchester Police Department risk their lives on a daily basis to keep our city safe, and I commend their dedication to protecting our residents and visitors. I look forward to continuing to work closely with our law enforcement officials to address our challenges and build a stronger Manchester.”