After 23 years with Hartford Police, Deputy Chief Brian Foley has announced his retirement. Foley appeared on WFSB and other television stations on a frequent basis over the years, updating the media on police stories we were covering. He’s been a great friend to the city and to me and we wish him the very best.
Here is Chief Foley’s retirement statement:
Good morning to all our community partners;
The City of Hartford is a place I love. The people and the community will always hold a close and special place in my heart. The City of Hartford has been an incredible place to work. I will always be thankful to every one of you for your support of our community and our police department. I have decided to pursue other career opportunities within our Hartford community. This has been an extremely difficult decision. I will be sad to leave my current role serving the city and representing the incredible hard working and caring women and men of the Hartford Police Department.
Today, as I announce my retirement from HPD, I find myself reflecting on this very special community that I have had the honor and privilege to serve for over 23 years. Each one of you brings such heart to your work and our community every single day. I have learned so much from all of you. I’m proud how much we have accomplished together in Hartford and how much positive change we have witnessed over the years. It has been indescribably fulfilling to work in a community that is so open to change, cares and listens to each other, and takes risks together. We built valuable partnerships, forged lifelong relationships, made significant strides within police and community trust, and strengthened Hartford’s core foundation.
As I change careers, I hope to be able to continue to build on our successes in our community. I also plan to continue to serve on the Boards of the Urban League of Greater Hartford, Julio Lozada Foundation, Hartford Yard Goats Community Board and Hartford Marathon Foundation.
I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for believing in me, for supporting the Hartford Police Department and for allowing us to figure things out together. I will never forget you. I will not be far and you can bet I will always support and promote our capital city.
Thank you Hartford!