EMERGENCY CALLS: POLICE/FIRE/MEDICAL 911
ROUTINE CALLS: (860) 409-4200
RECORDS DIVISION: (860) 409-4220
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF POLICE
Police Chief Mark Rinaldo (860) 409-4214
Police Captain Jeffrey Blatter (860) 409-4216
Police Patrol Commander Lieutenant Kelly Walsh (860) 409-4241
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, Virginia, since 1993.
The Department philosophy is service to the community. We support D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), Police Cadets, 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 an Automated External Defibrillator. Each patrol officer is a medical response technician and all patrol sergeants are Emergency Medical Technicians.
Avon youth between the ages of 14 and 18 are urged to join the Avon Police Cadets. Click on the Avon Police Cadets link for more information. You may also contact Sergeant Lisa Petkis by calling (860) 409-4293 or by e-mail at: LPetkis@town.avon.ct.us.
Residents of Avon over the age of 18 are encouraged to join the Citizen Police Academy. Please call (860) 409-4200 for more information.