Gov. Malloy Selects Douglas M. Glanville to Serve as a Member of the State's Police Officer Standards and Training Council

October 27, 2016 (HARTFORD, CT) - Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he has appointed Douglas M. Glanville of Hartford to serve as a member of the Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council (POST), the state body responsible for working to enhance the professionalism of law enforcement agencies and enforce professional standards for certification of police officers.
"Doug is an accomplished person who, in addition to his professional life, has positioned himself as a community advocate, particularly focused on raising the level of equity in our neighborhoods and giving a voice to those without access," Governor Malloy said.  "I think he is a great fit to serve on this council, and I look forward to having him share his experiences and opinions with its other members so that we can continue our state's efforts to ensure a heightened standard of excellence within our law enforcement communities for the residents of our state."
A former professional Major League Baseball player, Glanville is currently a baseball analyst with ESPN, where he has worked since 2010.  His professional baseball career extends fifteen years, having played for the Chicago Cubs, the Texas Rangers, the Philadelphia Phillies, and the New York Yankees.  He is also an accomplished writer, contributing columns for The Atlantic, the New York Times, and TIME Magazine, among others, and has traveled the country for motivational speaking engagements, including many with school groups and nonprofit organizations.
In addition to his professional career, Glanville dedicates many hours towards community advocacy.  He is currently a member of the Connecticut State Advisory Committee to the US Commission on Civil Rights, a member of Hartford's West Middle School Steering Committee, a member of the Hartford Recreation Working Group, and an active participant in My Brother's Keeper, an initiative launched by President Obama addressing persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color.
"I want to thank Governor Malloy for entrusting me with the honor and responsibility to be a voice of the public on POST.  I am humbled to work with the many members of this council who have deep experience in creating standards for those who serve and protect us," Glanville said.  "In light of recent times, I am fully aware of the difficult challenge of maintaining reciprocal trust between law enforcement and the communities it serves, particularly in communities of color, but I come to this process recognizing that we must collaborate, communicate, and do the necessary work to have a profound effect on creating an equitable and safe future for all people."
Last year, Governor Malloy signed into law a bill (Public Act 15-83) that was inspired by an incident Glanville experienced the year prior when he was shoveling snow from the driveway of his home in Hartford's West End, one block from suburban West Hartford, when he was approached by a West Hartford police officer who questioned what he was doing and whether he may have been violating a West Hartford ordinance.  Glanville wrote an essay about the encounter titled, "I Was Racially Profiled in My Own Driveway," that was published byThe Atlantic and inspired a nationwide discussion on race and law enforcement.  The new state law bars police officers from crossing a municipal border to investigate the violation of a municipal infraction.
The Governor thanked Glanville for publicly sharing his first-hand experience and advocating on behalf of the issue.
POST consists of 18 volunteer members, all of whom are appointed by the Governor, in addition to the Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) and the FBI's special agent in charge in Connecticut, who both serve as ex-officio voting members.  As required under law, five of those 18 appointments must be members of the general public, while the remainder include chiefs of police, municipal administrators, and other law enforcement officials.
The council's mission includes:
  • Providing innovative, credible, and responsive high-quality basic, advanced, and specialized training to Connecticut police officers in an economical manner and in amounts sufficient to enable them to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to serve the public with commitment, empathy and competence;
  • Adopting and enforcing professional standards for certification and for decertification of Connecticut's police officers, in a manner consistent with the law, considerate of the regulated community and uncompromising as to basic values and ethics; and
  • Developing, adopting, and revising a comprehensive standards program for local law enforcement units, to grant accreditation to those units that demonstrate their compliance with such standards, and to conduct assessments to determine such unit's compliance with such standards.
POST functions as one of six divisions within DESPP.
Republished from the State of Connecticut website.


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