Says spending on drug enforcement has increased in recent years.
His son had been taking classes in drug enforcement and was the town's K-9 officer.
But although the city spent more than $450 million last year on drug enforcement, has there really been an improvement?
And it's not just temptation for people involved with drug enforcement.
"We are all going to have to cope with a society that's much more interested in drug enforcement."
The effort would be to bring drug enforcement under his community policing philosophy.
But neither did anyone emphasize drug enforcement as a priority.
The units will be part of what state officials call Connecticut's most ambitious effort to step up drug enforcement.
One reliable number is the Federal budget, which includes more than $15 billion this year for drug enforcement, treatment and prevention.
Their critics say better drug enforcement, not needle restrictions, is the real answer.