Governor Malloy this week appointed Dora B. Schriro to serve as Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP).

She currently serves as Commissioner of the New York City Department of Correction, a position she has held since 2009, having been appointed by former Mayor Bloomberg.

Schriro is a nationally recognized leader in corrections and detention, and is widely praised for development of definitive policy analysis in the nation's homeland security efforts and as an innovator in risk assessment and crime prevention. 

Her appointment will have to be confirmed by state legislators in the session that begins in February.