A Connecticut State Police Trooper is being recognized for apprehending a New York City homicide suspect last year in Southbury. Secure Watch24 named Jason Cassavechia as their 2018 Officer of the Year recipient.
The trooper, and K9 partner Favor, had one of the 42 State Police vehicles equipped with a mobile License Plate Recognition system that day. The high-speed cameras rapidly run registration plates against data from the Department of Motor Vehicles and the National Crime Information Center. Alerts for everything from expired registration plates, wanted fugitives, stolen vehicles and missing or suicidal persons come through as an audible alarm and notification on the trooper’s laptop.
Secure Watch24 highlighted Cassavechia’s attention to detail, work ethic and dedication to Connecticut residents.