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Sources: More Cuts Coming to Conn. State Police

The number of positions to be cut could be closer to 100 than five.



    More Cuts Ahead for State Police

    (Published Tuesday, May 16, 2017)

    More cuts are coming to Connecticut state police to save millions of dollars, according to state police sources, and that means a new class of state troopers will not be hired. 

    Last week, the union that represents state police said five state troopers could be laid off.

    Sources within Gov. Dannel Malloy's administration confirmed two more layoff notices have been sent to state police, bringing the number to seven.

    State police were expecting around 80 recruits coming in, going through training and eventually joining the force, but the Malloy administration cut the class. 

    The new plan not to bring in new state troopers is expected to save $3 million.

    Multiple sources told NBC Connecticut that the final number of state police layoffs isn't clear, but it could include both police and civilian personnel.

    In all, 120 state employees have received notice that their jobs are going away.