The Bridgeport Police Department announced it will be opening a police substation at Trumbull Gardens in Bridgeport, an area where 10 people have been shot in the past couple months.
“Safety is first and foremost in our minds. We have initiated new foot patrols in all of our public housing complexes. We are working to enhance safety not just through increased police presence but also through an integrated system of security cameras,” Bridgeport Police Chief Joseph Gaudett Jr. said in a statement. “We have been working with Park City Communities for several months to construct a comprehensive security plan.”
The police substation will be part of an ongoing $1.2 million project to upgrade security to Bridgeport's public housing complexes, according to a news release from the city of Bridgeport.
The Bridgeport Housing Authority is putting $170,000 into equipment at Trumbull Gardens to enhance safety that came about after a security assessment for Park City Communities that took months, the release said.
Park City Communities and the city are getting ready to start demolition and construction at Marina Village to make way for new housing that is affordable to residents and the security upgrades to Trumbull Gardens come simultaneously, the news release said.
Gaudett and Bridgeport Housing Authority Director Lee Byers are scheduled to announce the plans at 2 p.m. at Trumbull Gardens in Building 10 at 505 Trumbull Avenue.