March 21, 2019

Hartford Police Chief Rosado departing for Pratt job

Photo | Facebook via Hartford Police
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Hartford Police Chief David Rosado is leaving his post in April to join Pratt & Whitney Co.

Hartford Police Chief David Rosado is leaving his post after barely a year, to join Pratt & Whitney Co. His last day is April 12.

Mayor Luke Bronin, announcing Rosado's impending departure after 22 years on the city's force, said a national search for a new chief will begin soon. Assistant Chief Jason Thody, a 23-year veteran, will serve as interim chief during the transition.

"We were fortunate to recruit someone with Chief Rosado's combination of experience and deep roots in our community, and I'm grateful to Chief Rosado for his service to Hartford," he said.

Rosado was named police chief in Feb. 2018, succeeding James Rovella, who retired. Rosado's salary as chief is $156,800.

Pratt confirmed Rosado will join the company in mid-April in an unspecified leadership post and salary.

"I have always been committed to public service, but after 22 years, this opportunity to take a leadership role at Pratt & Whitney is one that I could not turn down for my family,'' he said in a statement.

Born and raised in Hartford, Rosado graduated from Bulkeley High School in 1989 and obtained his sociology degree from UConn in 1993.

After graduating, he joined the Avon police department for a time, before going to work at Simsbury specialty insurer Executive Risk as an underwriter.

In 1998, he joined the Connecticut State Police as a trooper, reaching the rank of lieutenant colonel. He also trained at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va.

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