Danbury Police Chief Patrick Ridenhour has become the first African American to lead the Connecticut Police Chief’s Association. The new role took effect yesterday. The organization 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. Outgoing President, Stonginton Chief Darren Stewart says Ridenhour has played key roles in developing new training and working with lawmakers.