Rep. Yaccarino Celebrates Committee Vote Certifying Ronnell Higgins as CT DESPP Commissioner

Posted on February 15, 2024


HARTFORD – On Thursday February 16, 2024, State Representative Dave Yaccarino (R-North Haven) led the Executive & Legislative Nominations Committee in a public hearing to further the nomination of Ronnell Higgins as Commissioner of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP).

“I believe that Governor Lamont made a tremendous choice to nominate Ronnell Higgins as Commissioner of DESPP. His education, experience, and empathy uniquely qualify him to take on the challenges of an agency tasked with leading the charge on public safety in Connecticut,” Rep. Yaccarino said. “North Haven is extremely proud that one of our own is at the helm at a time when our communities are starving for a strong advocate for law enforcement to get our state back on the right track.”

Ronnell Higgins’ appointment as Commissioner of DESPP was approved by the Executive & Legislative Nominations Committee, on which Rep. Yaccarino serves as Ranking Member. His appointment moves forward to face a vote by the full General Assembly before he is confirmed.