ASSISTANT CHIEF REDDING ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT
(6/17/2010) NEW HAVEN- New Haven Police Assistant Chief Stephanie Redding announced today that she will retire from her duties in the Department effective July 2nd. Redding nearly 25 veteran of the Department who as served as Acting Chief twice during the department’s transitions in recent years.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my nearly 25 years in the New Haven Police Department where I’ve been privileged to work with the very best men and women in law enforcement,” said Redding. “I made the difficult but personal decision to leave the department at this great point in my career so that I can follow other interests. I will continue to remain involved in serving the youth and families of the City of New Haven. I’ve learned so much here and really grown here, I will not be a stranger to this Department of this city.”
While she is leaving her post in the City, Redding will continue to work closely with the New Haven Boys and Girls Club, the United Way of Greater New Haven and the Yale Child Study where she will work on achieving grants to aid children exposed to violence. Assistant Chief Redding has been involved with the Yale Child Study Child Development-Community Policing Program for 17 years. She has traveled to Sweden, Hungary and across the United States to address the effects of violence and trauma on children.
“Some people show up for work, do their eight hours and go home. Stephanie Redding has truly lived and been there for the people of New Haven for the last 25 years,” said Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. “She has fought for our residents and been their with them during good times and bad times. From patrol officer to district manager to acting chief, Stephanie Redding has always been there for the families of New Haven. She is a great cop.”
Redding graduated from the New Haven Police Academy in 1986. Upon graduation, she was assigned to Community Patrol Operations, where she worked as a Patrol Officer and later in the Mounted Patrol Unit. She was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in November 1994. As a Sergeant she served as a supervisor in both the Patrol and Communications divisions and was District Manager of the East Shore/Morris Cove district from September 1996 to June 2001.
In August 2000, she was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant where her assignments included Deputy Community Patrol Resource Coordinator (second in command of Patrol Division) and Officer in Charge of the Family Services Division, which investigates matters relating to Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Juvenile Crime, Missing Persons, Hate and Bias Crimes, Child Abuse and Elderly Abuse. In August 2006, Redding was appointed the first female Assistant Chief of the New Haven Police Department, where she oversees Administration.
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