The leadership turnover is effective next month.
By Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie.com
Connecticut public safety chief James Rovella and State Police Col. Stavros Mellekas will step aside, Gov. Ned Lamont announced Wednesday, adding the departure of top State Police brass to recent turmoil created by an ongoing scandal involving falsified traffic records.
Lamont named former Yale University Police Chief Ronnell Higgins as the next commissioner of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection during an afternoon press conference in a state Capitol briefing room. Higgins, who now serves as the university’s director of public safety, will need to be confirmed by the state legislature.
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