Hartford Police deputy chief Foley to retire

BY Joe Cooper

Hartford Police Deputy Chief Brian Foley announced he will retire from the Capital City's law enforcement unit at the end of May.

Foley, a lifelong Tolland resident, has served on Hartford's police unit for more than 23 years and will pursue other career opportunities in the Hartford community, he said in a statement.

Police Chief David Rosado and Foley will announce plans to transition his duties in the coming weeks.

Foley on Wednesday thanked the Hartford community for their support.

"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," he said. "We built valuable partnerships, forged lifelong relationships, made significant strides within police and community trust, and strengthened Hartford's core foundation."

Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin in a statement commended Foley for helping the police department "set a national standard for transparency, accountability and engagement…"

"We're a better city because of his service, and the work he has done will have a lasting impact on Hartford," the mayor said.

Foley says he plans to continue serving the Hartford region on the Urban League of Greater Hartford, the Julio Lozada Foundation, Hartford Yard Goats Community Board and Hartford Marathon Foundation.