Alfred (Chub) Wilcox for Police Commission
My name is Alfred (Chub) Wilcox, and my wife Marcia and I moved to Old Saybrook from Pennsylvania a few years ago. I am retired from a 40 year career practicing law in the Litigation Department of a large Philadelphia law firm. My wife and I chose Old Saybrook, despite Connecticut’s taxes, because we loved not just the beauty of our view over Ragged Rock marsh but also the full time sense of community we felt here.
I have never run for public oﬃce and have no political aspirations whatsoever. I have come to love this town and in my own way wanted to give back and contribute to it, and so I met with the First Selectman and expressed interest in serving in any way I could. After establishing my political aﬃliation (Democratic) and my interests, he referred me to the Democratic Town Committee. After being interviewed by them, my resume was sent back to the First Selectman and I was appointed to replace my Democratic predecessor on the Police Commission.
I have looked into the responsibilities of the Commission, which are to “provide general management and supervision of the police department” including making “all needful regulations for the government thereof” as well as being responsible for the “appointment, promotion and removal of the oﬃcers and members of such police department…………… ”
I believe the Old Saybrook Police Commission would benefit by engaging independent experts to help it evaluate the current operations of the Department, including its organizational structure, staﬃng, and costs. WE ALL want a police department that is safe for the oﬃcers and the community they serve, responsive to the needs of the community, eﬃcient and eﬀective in meeting those needs, and respectful of all members of the community