Hi, I'm Chief Jason Thody. Welcome to my profile!
Jason Thody's Bio:
Jason Thody's Experience:
Police Captain at Hartford Police DepartmentOctober 2014 - June 2018 | Hartford, CT
Commander of Planning and Accreditation – Responsibilities include organizing and directing planning activities relative to police operations, operations support, training, budgeting, grants, fleet management, special investigations and special projects. Pursue State and C.A.L.E.A. accreditation. Policy development within state and national accreditation standards, state and federal constitutional mandates, Department of Justice consent decree stipulations, and national best practices. Command the Recruitment Unit that is responsible for successfully recruiting qualified applicants with a focus on city residents and minority candidates in an effort to better reflect community demographics. Liaison to City Council – Reports to Chief of Police, Chief Operating Officer, and Mayor. Develop and present resolutions on behalf of the Mayor for City Council consideration. Testify in front of Council and Council subcommittees on police related matters. Budget presentation. Deputy Chair of Firearms Discharge Board of Inquiry – Analyze officer involved shootings to determine compliance with Department policy, recommend training, and amend policy and procedure. Commander of Crisis Negotiation Team – Command and control of Crisis Negotiation Team during active callouts and training activities. Commander of Honor Guard – Planning, scheduling, and executing Honor Guard details and trainings. Member of Archdiocese of Hartford Blue Mass Committee since 2010. Member of Fleet Committee – Prepare annual fleet budget and request for Chief of Police, Mayor and City Council. Evaluate Department needs relative to vehicle use and condition. Maintain records of fleet assets for audit. Acting Chair of Uniform Committee – Evaluate and make recommendations relative to new equipment and uniform options for all divisions within the Police Department.
Consultant/Senior Trainer at Daigle Law Group, LLCDecember 2012 - December 2017 | Southington, CT
Certified Litigation Specialist with Americans For Effective Law Enforcement – May, 2017 to Present Review and analyze material relative to Department of Justice Consent Decrees, police training, police use of force, police management and supervision, operations, policy and procedure, and civil and criminal proceedings. Conduct training and instruction at police departments and during conferences consistent with national best practices in areas including the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, officer and supervisor liability, use of force, bias based policing, ethics, policy development, accreditation, officer involved shootings, review boards, and law enforcement management and administration. Conduct investigations into allegations of police misconduct when individual departments lack the proper resources, have conflicts of interest, or the allegations involve high ranking officials.
Police Lieutenant at Hartford Police DepartmentMay 2009 - October 2014 | Hartford, CT
Special Department Advocate – Responsible for prosecuting discipline in certain cases selected by the Chief. Selected cases included those with conflicts of interest, those with complicated circumstances, and those with severe penalties including large suspensions and termination. Commander of Zone 7: Downtown and Sheldon Charter Oak Neighborhoods – Mid-management position within the Community Policing Plan that directs and oversees Patrol Officers, Conditions Team, Community Service Officers, Business District Community Service Officers, and Faith Based Officers within Zone 7. Investigated field level citizen complaints. Attend community meetings and events to gather and share information relative to issues in and around Zone 7. Work with community leaders to address neighborhood concerns. Identify and address pattern crimes and allocate resources to address crime trends. Manage Zone overtime and compensatory time. Formulate operations plans and manage coverage of the downtown bar detail and special events including Winterfest, Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, First Night, Riverfest, and XL Center events. Commander of Crime Scene Division – Respond to major crime scenes and direct Crime Scene Division personnel in documenting and processing crime scenes and evidence relative to criminal matters. Oversee the processing and investigation of all fatal motor vehicle accidents and serious motor vehicle accidents with city liability. Manage divisional overtime and equipment budget.
Police Sergeant at Hartford Police DepartmentJuly 2004 - May 2009 | Hartford, CT
Commander of Crime Scene Division – (Above) Automated Fingerprint Identification System Administrator – Reports to the Commander of the State Police Bureau of Identification. Maintained compliance with the Memorandum of Understanding between the Connecticut State Police and Hartford Police Department. Trained and certified new latent examiners as AFIS users. Commander of the Property Control Division – Supervised the intake, storage and disposition of all evidence seized by the Department. Managed TraQ inventory control systems and facilitated audits by the City Auditor and the State Examiner of Seized Property. Supervisor on the Emergency Response Team – Plan, oversee and execute tactical team operations including high risk warrant service, barricaded persons, hostage situations and dignitary protection details. Organize training and maintain training records. Patrol Supervisor in the Southwest District, Zones 5 and 6 including the Frog Hollow, South Green, Parkville, Behind the Rocks and South West Neighborhoods – Reports to the Zone 5 and Zone 6 Commanders. Supervised Patrol Officers, Community Service Officers, and Conditions Team assigned within the Southwest District. Responded to and managed active incidents as the first-line supervisor. Reviewed and notarized police reports and officer use of force reports. Investigated field level citizen complaints.
Jason Thody's Education:
University of Louisville, KY2016 – 2016Graduate CertificateConcentration: Criminal Justice Administration
Albertus Magnus College, CT2013 – 2016Bachelor of ScienceConcentration: Business Management
Tunxis Community College, CT1993 – 2002Associate in ScienceConcentration: Criminal Justice
Jason Thody's Interests & Activities:
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.