by Jennifer Swift
Jan 6, 2014
07:44 AM
Connecticut Politics

Gov. Malloy Appoints State's First Female Commissioner of Public Safety

Gov. Malloy Appoints State's First Female Commissioner of Public Safety

Photo posted by Gov. Malloy's Twitter

On Monday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy appointed New York City's Commissioner of Corrections Dr. Dora Schriro to serve as the state's public safety commissioner.

Schriro is the state's first female commissioner, and will replace Reuben Bradford, who will retire from his post in February.

According to her biography on the New York City website, Schriro has been in charge of the city's jail system since 2009. Previously she worked as a special adviser to Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, for whom she managed work on the plan to "overhaul the nation's immigration detention system." Prior to that she worked in Arizona as director of corrections, and held the same position in Missouri. She had also worked in New York City as an assistant commissioner of DOC.

"In each state, she was the first woman selected to lead the agency," the biography states.

 

Original story:

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is set to make a "major announcement" today at noon at the state Capitol.

A news release previewing the announcement gives no hints as to what the announcement will be, but Hearst Connecticut's Ken Dixon reports it will be Malloy's nominee for public safety commissioner.

Reuben Bradford, the outgoing commissioner, is retiring in February. 

 

Gov. Malloy Appoints State's First Female Commissioner of Public Safety

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