Danbury Chief Patrick Ridenhour has been named President of the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association. The position change takes effect next month. Ridenhour will be the first African American to lead the organization, which is dedicated to ensuring that all are treated equally before the law. The group's mission statement also says they are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of state residents and aiding other government bodies in the administration of justice. The Police Chiefs Association is studying methods that will keep Connecticut law enforcement in the forefront of public safety issues.