Officer Luis Raimundi, PAL Coordinator, grew up in the Soundview section of the Bronx, New York. His parents split up when he was just two years old, and his mother worked two jobs to make ends meet. While growing up he spent most of his time hanging out at the boys & girls club to stay out of trouble. He attended Bronx Community College and studied Liberal Arts. In 2000, he started his Law Enforcement career with the State of Connecticut Department of Corrections Bridgeport Facility. In 2003, he was accepted into the Hartford Police Academy as a Police Recruit. After successfully graduating from the police academy, Officer Raimundi was assigned to the Patrol Division and served primarily in the Southwest District of the city. He has also worked in the Major Crimes Robbery Division, Employee Assistance Program Peer Contact, Cadet Police Academy Instructor, Cadet Police Academy Advanced Assistant Director, active Advisor of the Hartford Police Explorer Unit and now has the privilege to serve as the Police Athletic League Coordinator.
Dave Jorgensen grew up in the city and after going to college in Florida, he began a career in finance in New York City. He is currently the Managing Partner and Vice President of the Jorgensen Group at Morgan Stanley in downtown Hartford. Dave always kept his roots in Hartford and, along with his wife Rachel, is now raising his 3 children in the city. He began to serve his community at an early age and currently serves on the Investment Committee of the United Way of Northern Connecticut, has served on the City of Hartford Police Review Board, Planning and Zoning Commission, as Vice Chairman of the Hartford Redevelopment Agency. In 2012, he was appointed by Governor Dan Malloy to the board of the Capital Region Development Authority, a State of Connecticut quasi-public agency charged with economic and housing development in the metro Hartford area.
Dave’s love for his family, community and athletics comes together in his role as Board Chairman of the Police Athletic League of Hartford, Inc. The Hartford P.A.L. is dedicated to empowering Hartford’s youth through mentoring, academics, arts, athletics and a positive relationship with law enforcement. Building bridges between the community and the police department is one of the P.A.L.’s critical missions. Dave summarizes his dedication to the organization saying, “Sports gave me a lot of opportunities and kept me out of trouble growing up in the city. There are a lot of great kids here that just need a chance to grow and thrive in a safe and positive environment. The Hartford P.A.L. is here for them.”