Mayor Luke Bronin is expected to nominate Connecticut State Police's lieutenant colonel to be the Hartford Police Department's next chief of police.
Lt. Colonel David Rosado currently serves as the commanding officer of the office of field operations for Connecticut State Police. Hartford's current police chief, James Rovella, is expected to retire early next year.
"As we’ve prepared for Chief Rovella’s retirement early next year, I’ve gathered input about potential successors from across Connecticut, and one name that kept coming up was Lt. Colonel David Rosado of the Connecticut State Police," Bronin said.
Rosado is a Hartford native who graduated from Bulkeley High School before attending the University of Connecticut School of Law.
"Beyond his distinguished career in law enforcement, Lt. Colonel Rosado brings a deep love and knowledge of our City and a commitment to maintaining our Police Department’s strong partnership with the Hartford community," Bronin said.
The mayor's office said the community will have a number of forums in the next coming weeks to meet and interact with Rosado.
Rosado's nomination will be subject to City Council confirmation.
"It is an honor to be considered as a potential Police Chief for the city where I was born and raised," Rosado said. "I’m looking forward to meeting as many City leaders as I can and engaging directly with residents in the coming weeks."