Bridgeport, Conn. (August 3, 2015) – Today, Bridgeport officials announced that Kevin Coughlin is being named the Interim Public Safety Spokesperson for the state’s largest city.
Coughlin joined Bridgeport’s communications team on a temporary, part-time basis back in May of this year to help assist with public information duties. He will be serving as a temporary replacement for Bill Kaempffer who is currently on leave, and has been working in a more limited capacity for the past couple months due to a personal medical issue, according to Doingitlocal.com and the CT Post.
“He’s filling a tough role, but after working with Kevin, I believe he’s up for the job of ensuring the press continues getting the information they need regarding public safety,” said Police Chief Gaudett.
In taking on the role of Interim Public Safety spokesperson, Coughlin will serve as a primary media contact for issues in the state’s largest city surrounding police, fire, and emergency management.
“We’re looking forward to working closely with Kevin to get information about the Fire Department out to the public, and have been encouraged by what we’ve seen of his work to date,” said Fire Chief Brian Rooney.
Coughlin’s background includes working closely with former Norwalk Police Chief and current Mayor Harry Rilling. He also has an extensive background in communications and policy work.
Kevin Coughlin can be reached at Kevin.Coughlin@Bridgeportct.gov or at (203) 710-0193.