Routine Calls (860) 409-4200
Animal Control (860) 409-4205
Records Division (860) 409-4220
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF POLICE
Police Chief Mark Rinaldo (860) 409-4200
Police Captain Jeffrey Blatter (860) 409-4216
The Police Department staff consists of 35 regular officers, two supernumerary officers, six civilian dispatchers, one administrative secretary, two full-time records clerks and one Chaplain. The Police Department is proud to have been awarded national accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Fairfax, VA.
The department philosophy is service to the community. We support DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), Police Explorers, and the Citizen Police Academy. The department uses a Juvenile Review Board that offers an alternative to criminal courts by referring youthful offenders meeting certain criteria to the Board for remediation.
The patrol division has a bike patrol unit and each patrol car is equipped with the Automated External Defibrillator. Each patrol officer is a medical response technician and all patrol sergeants are Emergency Medical Technicians.
The Police Department seeks citizens over the age of 18 to participate in the Citizen Police Academy. Information may be obtained by calling community relations number above. We are also seeking youths between the ages of 15-18 for involvement in our Police Explorer Program. Please contact Sergeant Lisa Petkis at (860) 409-4200 if interested.