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Posted on: January 5, 2021

Watch Recording: Crime Prevention & Community Resolutions Panel, Jan 11th @ 7pm

UPDATE: To watch the recording of the event, please follow the link and press play:

Hamden, CT - Mayor Curt Balzano Leng and Police Chief Sullivan are pleased to announce a discussion and Q & A public meeting that has been organized with partnering crime prevention organizations and neighborhood groups across Hamden. This Crime Prevention and Community Resolutions Discussion will be held on January 11th, 2021 at 7:00pm. All members of the public are invited to attend the meeting, which will be held on Zoom. The link will be posted here and on the calendar prior to the meeting.

Our purpose is to update residents on efforts being taken to address increases in crime and to facilitate healthy discussions and resolutions regarding crime prevention and public safety within the Town of Hamden.

Residents are encouraged to attend the virtual event. To submit questions in advance please email Moderator Rich Mutts at before January 8th , 2021.

 The program will include introductions and an update on efforts being taken to address and prevent crime in Hamden and a brief discussion from a panel of key public safety and community stakeholders, time to answer questions brought forward by the community in advance (recommended for more detailed answers) and an open, Town Hall style Q & A period to allow all residents to participate and offer their thoughts, ideas or questions.

Participating in this Forum Discussion:

  • Mayor Curt Balzano Leng
  • Police Chief John Sullivan
  • Captain Ron Smith
  • Captain Kevin Sampieri\
  • Detective Dolan (Block Watch Coordinator)
  • Sgt. William Onofrio (Head of Neighborhood Initiative)
  • Kim Washington, President, Mothers Demand Action & Hamden Block Watch Leader
  • Cheryl Kasprzyki, Hamden Block Watch Leader
  • Rich Mutts, President of Born Rich Foundation
  • Victoria Santamauro Simiola, Founder of Hamden Residents for Change
  • Leonard Jahad, Director, CT VIP (Violence Intervention & Prevention Program); and...
  • The Hamden Community!

The evening will be moderated by Rich Mutts, Visionary Founder of the Born Rich Foundation, Inc. and Curator Anna Ribeiro, Diversity/ Inclusion Specialist of the Born Rich Foundation, Inc. 

Mayor Leng commented, “Offering our residents an opportunity to hear about the efforts taking place to address the crime we’ve seen is very important to all. I am very thankful to have the outstanding participants, from our HPD, community organizations and non-profits all participating with the shared goal of making Hamden safer for everyone. I hope to see you at the first of what I plan to be a series of such discussions.”

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