State Rep. Rosa C. Rebimbas, R-Naugatuck, will be given a 2013 Legislative Award from the CT Police Chiefs Association.
Rebimbas, a ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, will be presented the award on Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Crowne Plaza in Cromwell during a ceremony hosted by Cromwell Police Chief Anthony J. Salvatore.
The CPCA Legislative Award is given to legislators that have stood out and supported municipal police issues. Rebimbas was instrumental during the past session in defeating on the House floor a bill that would have prevented municipal police departments from being able to keep a considerable amount of seized property and assets. Municipal police departments use a great deal of their resources in combating crime. These funds provide police departments an incentive and ability to continue to do the great work that they do.
“I’m honored even have been considered for this award from the CT Police Chief’s Association,” Rebimbas stated in a news release. “As an advocate and ranking member of the legislature’s Judiciary Committee I am very familiar with the need for strong laws that protect Connecticut residents while also allowing local and state law enforcement agencies the flexibility they need to do their jobs. I’m proud to be part of an elected legislature that is able to pass good legislation that balances those needs.”
The event in Cromwell includes a luncheon, mini expo with various police equipment and invited guest speaker Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
The other recipients of the 2013 Legislative Award are State Representatives Dan Carter (R-2), Christy Carpino (R-32), Noreen Kokoruda (R-101), Edwin Vargas (D-6), Bruce Morris (D-140), Jeff Berger (D-73), Stephen Dargan (D-115) and Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz (D-30).
The above information comes from a news release from the CT House Republicans. Rebimbas represents the 70th District, which covers about 75 percent of Naugatuck.