Off-duty officers provide a benefit to oil and gas companies and the public


Off-duty police officers have begun patrolling areas in Bridgeport to benefit the safety of the public.

The off-duty officers are on different sections of Route 279, and are there because oil and gas companies are permitted to have officers near their entrances. 

“Our officers are there in an attempt to slow down traffic so that those vehicles can safely enter the highway, and of course the state police escort those vehicles as another safety precaution,” said Chief John Walker. 

Chief Walker said the added benefit is it keeps the public accountable in following the speed limits in this area as well.

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