Jason Thody

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Jason Thody's Bio:

My name is Jason Thody and I am the Chief of Police for the City of Hartford Police Department. I am honored to lead a team of law enforcement professionals that are dedicated to public service and community policing. My goal is to build strong relationships within our Hartford community that can help make Hartford a safer place to live, work, and play. My most recent position was Assistant Chief of Administration and Professional Standards. I oversaw Internal Affairs, Inspections, the Training Academy, Career Development (including Recruitment, PAL, Cadets and Explorers), Personnel, Fiscal Management, Planning and Accreditation, and Administrative Services (including Crime Analysis, Fleet, Court Support Services, Records, and Property Control). Additionally, I have been the Department’s designated Accreditation Manager, overseeing the Department’s pursuit of Connecticut State and CALEA accreditation. I also served as the Department Liaison to City Council and voting member of the Firearms Discharge Board of Inquiry, reviewing officer-involved shootings for compliance with policy and law. My career path with the Hartford Police Department has been diverse and wide-ranging. I have experience as both a supervisor and commander of many areas within the Department, including patrol operations, the neighborhood-based community policing plan, Planning and Accreditation, the Crime Scene Division, and special teams such as the Crisis Negotiation Unit, Emergency Response Team and the Honor Guard. I also served as the Special Department Advocate prosecuting major disciplinary cases on behalf of the Chief of Police. I have had the pleasure to serve Hartford in all ranks from Cadet in 1996, through Captain in 2018. I was appointed Assistant Chief in August of 2018 and I was honored to be appointed as Interim Chief in April of 2019.

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My fiancé and I love spending time with our three dogs. We all enjoy being outside and visiting our local parks, rivers, and trails. Work days are long and I also look forward to relieving stress by running or hitting the gym when time allows. We live in Hartford and take advantage of the ever-growing attractions including the Yard Goats, Hartford Athletic, and the great food and entertainment.