The State Police & SPAM raised many of these and other issues when the Capitol, MDC, RMV merger was first spoken of-and look what happened. That merger was much larger encompassing agencies that did not always do the exact same job. Brief examples: RMV primarily worked M-F 9-5, Capitol Police worked the Statehouse, MDC was primarily based in Boston area. I would suspect merging DOC with the Sheriff might be easier in the aspect they are closer in functions (ie corrections). Of course contract issues, pay, rank, etc will arise. Different ranks in one agency were promoted up while in another they were demoted. Despite nearly 12 years passing since Consolidation, some issues have yet to be resolved, primarily a retirement age. The issue of facial hair took 6 years to resolve! Good, bad or indifferent-those that can make it happen, who want it to happen WILL make it happen if not today soon enough.....PearlOnyx said:I really can't see it happening. The office of Sheriff is a huge political entity in this state. I really can't see it being abolished with the current political powers to be. I'm not sure it would be 100 percent positive as well. I think their would be huge resentment between county and state officers. The other huge problem would be inter institutional transfers. Guys with 10 years from the DOC could conceivably bump a guy from here to east hogwash. Serious contract problems would arise.
It's absolutely true. DOC handles all Sentenced inmates as well as Unsentenced. New Haven CC, Hartfordd and the other former county jails are staffed and run by CT DOC employees.k9sheriff said:I heard that the sheriff's departments in conneticut were abolished under the state constitution and they were absorbed under their D.O.C. Can anyone tell me if they have heard the same thing or if there is any validity to this?