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Bridgeport Police Chief Urges Officers To Stay Vigilant After Paris Attacks

Police Chief Joseph Gaudett Jr.
Police Chief Joseph Gaudett Jr. Photo Credit: File

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – In the wake of the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris, Bridgeport Police Chief Joseph Gaudett Jr. is reminding all officers to remain vigilant both on and off the job. 

Gaudett sent a communication Saturday to all officers in the Bridgeport Police Department reminding officers of the need to be watchful, especially around transportation hubs and areas where large groups of people gather. 

"While there are no specific or credible known threats to Bridgeport, or Connecticut, at this time, the sad reality is that radicalized individuals may take actions similar to those in Paris at any place and at any time," he said in the communication. "Never before has law enforcement’s role been so critical in identifying and thwarting potential terrorist action in our Homeland."

The Bridgeport Police Department participates in the Joint Terrorism Task Force, ensuring that it is provided with the most up-to-date Intelligence with regard to any threats to the city. 

Gaudett urged officers and residents to report any suspicious activity.

"Our residents have been stunned by these series of attacks in Paris, and they rely upon us to ensure their safety," Gaudett said to his officers. "I know that you will not let them down. Please maintain your situational awareness at all times, and if you see something, say something."

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