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Corresponding Secretary Andrew Matthews, Esq. (CT)

Andrew took office as the President of the Connecticut State Police Union in July of 2010. Prior to being elected President, Andrew was a member of the Executive Board from 2006 to 2010. Andrew became a member of the Connecticut State Police in 1998 (107th Training Troop) and was selected to the State Police Major Crime Unit in 2000. In 2004, Andrew was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. As a Sergeant, he currently works in the (SLFU) State License and Firearms Unit, and acts as legal counsel for the Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety at the pistol permit revocation hearings. 

Andrew graduated with his Bachelor's Degree in 1993 from Western Connecticut State University, where he majored in Justice and Law Administration. He went on to attend the University of New Haven, receiving his Masters degree in Forensic Science in 2006. Andrew then attended the Massachusetts School of Law, where he was elected President of the Student Bar Association and was the recipient of the 2008 Deans Award. In May of 2008, he received his Juris Doctor degree and successfully passed the Connecticut Bar exam in July of 2008. In October of 2008, Andrew was sworn in and became a member of the Connecticut Bar and is admitted to practice in Connecticut State courts. 

Andrew partners in a private practice with his wife, who is also admitted to practice law in Connecticut and Massachusetts. The practice focuses on representing employees in labor and employment matters. Andrew represents the (Y.P.B.A.) Yale Police Benevolent Association, which has approximately 65 Union members consisting of patrol officers and detectives. Andrew has represented the YPBA members in employment and labor matters, contract negotiations and other related litigation. In 2005, Andrew became an adjunct Professor at the Manchester Community College, where he lectures on Ethics, Crime scene processing and Policing in the community.

Corresponding Secretary
Andrew Matthews, Esq. (CT)

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