Chief Anthony Vastola (1989-1992)

Chief Anthony Vastola

Anthony Vastola was a former New York City Police captain who served three years as Bristol's chief. Beginning with his highly politicized selection in 1989 and ending with his abrupt resignation in February, 1992. His standing order for "accountability" was both liked and disliked by officers under his command. In the end, Chief Vastola modernized many of the rules of Command & Control that are still in operational existence today. He and his family moved to Florida after his departure from the Bristol CT Police Department.