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#819621 - 06/05/07 01:38 PM Reporting Violations
EnCon Police Offline

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I appreciate all the information that you are posting regarding various violations occurring. Our officers have made arrests with information that forum members have supplied.

It is important that you call in violations as you see them. Either the TIP line or the direct line (860-424-3333). That way our dispatchers can send out an officer to respond to the complaint. (As long as someone is available).

If you only post the info on the forum, then I may not see it for anywhere from a couple of hours to a couple of days, and the poachers will get away. Judging from the posts that I have been reading I know you don't want that to happen.

Please call in violations right away, that way an officer can be dispatched. You can still post the info on the forum for me. In fact by posting the info you are letting everyone know that there is a problem somewhere. That way other CTF members who may go to the same area can be on the lookout for the same violations and they can call in too.

As you are all aware, we don't have anywhere near the number of officers that we did in the past. Obviously we can't be everywhere all the time. We really depend on all of you for your information, we really appreciate the support that you give us. There are more and more people who don't hunt and fish. To them the outdoors is either someplace scary or something they are not interested in. You all appreciate the outdoors for what it has to offer and because of that you understand the importance of protecting the environment and our natural resources. If hunting and fishing continues in the state it will be because of the true sportsmen (and women) like all of you.
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#929054 - 03/13/08 04:58 PM Re: Reporting Violations [Re: EnCon Police]
BASSMANinCT Offline

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Registered: 03/19/02
Posts: 1107
Can we call local police to report violations? Will they respond in your place? Why not if that is the answer/ Laws are laws!

"A bad day of fishing is better than a great day at work!"

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#929055 - 03/13/08 05:04 PM Re: Reporting Violations [Re: BASSMANinCT]
EnCon Police Offline

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Yes you can call the local PD. They may or may not respond. They are not familiar with the fishing regulations and are usually reluctant to do anything about F&G violations. If they run across a hunting violation they will hold the subject and call us, but for fishing violations I haven't seen that happen too many times.

The mission of the local PD is public safety and crime prevention for their town/city, not enforcing fish & game laws, that's our job. Granted we are short handed, but it's still our job. We have statutory authority to enforce motor vehicle laws and if we see a serious violation we will take enforcement action, but we prefer to leave that to the state and local police.

You can try calling the local PD to report a violation if you like.
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#929065 - 03/13/08 05:15 PM Re: Reporting Violations [Re: EnCon Police]
BASSMANinCT Offline

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Registered: 03/19/02
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Thanks. I was asking you directly because I was reading another forum on a poacher catching small striper

"A bad day of fishing is better than a great day at work!"

BASSMANinCT
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#965162 - 06/21/08 08:24 PM Re: Reporting Violations [Re: BASSMANinCT]
Rocketman Offline
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Registered: 11/03/03
Posts: 1458
Loc: Suffield
I have the Tip Line programed in my cell phone directory. Haven't had the occasion to use it yet (2 yrs.) but that's good. Before I programmed it I always seemed to see violations. I haven't been getting out as much lately either, but I'm sure it's gonna come in handy one of these days.

In the beginning there was nothing. Even that exploded.
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#965326 - 06/22/08 12:42 PM Re: Reporting Violations [Re: Rocketman]
edaves Offline
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Registered: 05/03/03
Posts: 692
As I understand it, the number of Officers able to respond to calls is down, so, when a call made for a violation comes in there may not be action taken directly, but, I think these calls give the Officers a heads up on whats going on in the field. With this in mind patrols can be directed at known trouble spots. So good may come from a call even if immediate actions aren't possible.
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#1776522 - 12/27/19 06:54 PM Re: Reporting Violations [Re: EnCon Police]
Don D Offline

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Registered: 01/03/02
Posts: 5477
Loc: Bristol, CT
I called your hot line about a couple guys from N.Y. keeping trout in Pleasant Valley at Church Pool on the Farmington which is a no kill area. The person said to me "Pleasant Valley isn't a real town" I guess he doesn't get around much. I told him that I was sitting in the Pleasant Valley drive in making the call. HUH????????????????????

If there are fish to catch. I'll be there to my end.
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#1776523 - 12/27/19 07:46 PM Re: Reporting Violations [Re: EnCon Police]
Don P Online   content

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Registered: 05/03/07
Posts: 10872
Well poaching trout in a no kill area doesn’t seem like Pleasant Valley....maybe Death Valley....or Trout In a Barrel Borough.
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