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Police Department


135 North Main Street


Administrative Office:

Mon thru Fri, 8 am - 4 pm


Tel: (203) 294-2800
Fax: (203) 294-2882

Chief of Police: John Ventura
Deputy Chief: Anthony DeMaio
Captain: Michael Colavolpe

Department Responsibilities

  1. Administration and management of the Police Department.
  2. The Chief of Police is the Legal Traffic Authority for the Town.


Police Department Press Releases

Communications Center

Tel: (203) 294-2800

The Communications Center handles all calls relating to Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services.

Community Policing

Tel: (203) 294-2820

  1. Work with residents and merchants to develop shared responsibility for both the prevention and detection of criminal activity. 
  2. Develop and implement comprehensive crime and loss prevention programs.
  3. Conduct residential and commercial security surveys.
  4. Coordinate with high school administrators on matters of mutual interest. 

Detective Division

Tel: (203) 294-2845
Narcotics 24-Hr. Tip Line: (203) 269-NARC

  1. Investigate serious criminal cases. 
  2. Conduct comprehensive narcotics investigation. 

Patrol Division

Tel: (203) 294-2805

Responsible for uniformed law enforcement and public safety within the community.

Records Division

Tel: (203) 294-2810
Office Hours: Mon thru Fri, 8 am - 4 pm

1. Maintain/disseminate:

  • Police incident and accident reports.
  • Criminal history record information
  • Public information requests

2. Process requests for permits (firearms, bingo, raffle, bazaar, etc.).

 Firearms/Pistol Permit Documents
Bingo, Bazaar, and Raffle Documents 
Security Alarm Documents

3. Responsible for the inventory and disposal of property and evidence.

Traffic Division

Tel: (203) 294-2815

  1. Investigate motor vehicle accidents and traffic safety complaints. 
  2. Conduct selective enforcement programs (e.g., radar, seatbelt and DWI). 
  3. Participate in traffic safety awareness programs at the local high school.
  4. Respond to traffic signal malfunctions and coordinate required repairs with the outside contractor.
  5. Responsible for the installation of street and traffic regulatory signs.
  6. Emplacement of traffic control signs and barricades for special events and emergencies.

Youth/Juvenile Matters

  • Criminal matters involving children under the age of 18.
  • Non-criminal matters involving children and youths.

    Referrals to Youth and Social Services (YSS) Diversion Program when appropriate to do so.