Paul Cicarella has earned the endorsement of the Police Officers Association of Connecticut in support of his candidacy for the 34th District State Senate seat.
“I am deeply grateful to the brave men and women in law enforcement for their strong support,” said Cicarella. “I have so much respect for those who put their lives on the line every day to protect our communities and our loved ones and who help people during their greatest times of need. As a father, youth sports coach, and former corrections officer, I believe public safety must always be a priority in building strong communities and giving all kids an opportunity to succeed. We are facing difficult conversations as a state and nation about public safety and law enforcement that must be addressed with open eyes and ears with all voices and perspectives coming together. The Police Officers Association of Connecticut has been a leader in participating in these important policy discussions and I am truly honored that they recognize my commitment to making our state safe for all people.”
The Police Officers Association of Connecticut represents municipal police unions across the state of Connecticut in large cities and small towns. The organization acts as a unified voice on public policy and legislation on behalf of 3,000 sworn police officers.
“Our endorsement is based upon your support on the public safety issues that affect the citizens of Connecticut, and on your commitment to the fair working conditions of the men and women in blue who put their lives on the line each day to protect and serve our communities,” wrote John J. Healy of the POACT Advisory Board.
Paul Cicarella is a small business owner and former law enforcement officer who grew up in East Haven and currently lives in North Haven with his wife Christy who works as a nurse, their two children who attend North Haven public schools, and their two bulldogs. Cicarella is a member of the East Haven and Greater New Haven Chambers of Commerce and a sponsor and coach of youth athletics. He served as a wrestling coach for East Haven High School for 10 years and founded the Town’s first youth wrestling clinic. He is also a volunteer for organizations including Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and is a member of the North Haven Zoning Board of Appeals. After serving as a corrections officer, Cicarella founded Advanced Investigations, LLC, a private investigations agency. He is also the owner of National Bug Sweep and Advanced Installations, and serves as President of CT Private Investigators Association and Director of National Council of Investigation and Security Services.
Cicarella is running to represent the 34th district including the towns of Durham, East Haven, North Haven and Wallingford.