New London police union president awarded statewide honor

The Connecticut Council of Police Unions in May honored local police union president Todd Lynch as its Labor Leader of the Year. 

The union credited Lynch with leading the union “through a tumultuous and often acrimonious relationship with the city leaders,” helping to resolve labor disputes and lobbying for the department’s K9 unit, which had come in jeopardy of being dismantled last year. Lynch, president of the union since 2011, is currently helping to negotiate a new contract between the department and city. 

“Todd has been steadfast in standing up for the rights of his members during a difficult time in New London, and there is no question the he was well-deserving of this honor,” said Patrick Gaynor, president of AFSCME Council 15 in a written statement. 

AFSCME Council 5, where Lynch is an executive board member, represents more than 55 police departments and 3,200 officers statewide.

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