MERIDEN — Police Chief Roberto Rosado recently received the Distinguished Chiefs award from the Police Commissioners Association of Connecticut.
Rosado received the award along with two other police chiefs during a Sept. 29 ceremony in Stratford. The other chiefs recognized were Stratford Police Chief Joseph McNeil and Redding Police Chief Mark O’Donnell.
“First, it’s an honor and privilege to receive an award like that,” said Rosado. “It’s more for the agency. the men and women in the department. They are the ones that go out there and provide safety and security to the community. Without their effort, I would never have received this award.”
Rosado said when he came to the position just over a year ago he wanted to put the right people in the right places within the department. He said he has seen his plan come to fruition.
Mayor Kevin Scarpati said the other two chiefs that received the award this year have been with their respective departments much longer than Rosado has been in Meriden. He feels that speaks to the “tremendous effort” Rosado has put in a short time.
“He has shown his dedication to the community and our department,” Scarpati said. “To ensure a safer community for all of us.”
Rosado said he has also focused on fostering relationships with other agencies and law enforcement partners including the FBI, DEA, postal service and the state’s attorneys office.