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Mission Statement

The mission of the Danbury Police Department is to provide an environment that is free from the fear of crime, where people can enjoy a high quality of life, and the entire Danbury community can prosper. Danbury Police Headquarters is located at 375 Main Street in the city’s downtown. The Chief serves as the head of the agency with one Deputy Chief serving as second in command.  The department has four main divisions. Three Captains head the Patrol, Investigations, and Professional Standards Divisions, respectively while a civilian manager heads the Administrative Services Division. The department’s authorized strength of 154 sworn officers is supplemented by civilian personnel assigned to various divisions. A private company operates the communications center, front window reception, and 311 information line at police headquarters. 

Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Accomplishments

  • Utilized a federal grant for additional downtown foot patrols in Summer 2019
  • Launch another successful recruitment and hiring campaign to fill vacancies
  • Co-sponsored and supported several community events throughout the city
  • Maintained Tier III Accreditation from the State’s Police Officer Standards and Training Council, the highest level of state accreditation
  • Conducted another successful prescription drug take-back day in partnership with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration  
  • Conducted another successful Citizens Police Academy for local residents and stakeholders 
  • Held our second annual “Party on the Patio” at DPD Headquarters in conjunction with the Mayor’s Office, Fire Department, and local social service agencies in an effort to support and build positive relations with historically underserved communities.  
  • Conducted several more highly successful distracted driving and seat belt enforcement campaigns utilizing state and federal grants.  
  • Held our first-ever “Family Night” to support officer mental health and wellness
  • Secured funds for new exercise equipment to support officer health and wellness
  • Secured funding and identified vendor for body cameras

Objectives for Fiscal Year 2020-2021:

  • Fully implement body camera program
  • Continue with our successful community engagement initiatives 
  • Continue with our officer health and wellness initiatives

For 2019, Danbury Police Officers responded to just under 51,000 calls for service. Our numbers show that the city had an approximately 19 percent decline in both the violent crime categories and the overall crime rate.

Finally, the Danbury Police Department extends its deepest gratitude to our residents, community organizations and businesses for their generous donations of personal protective equipment, food, and other gestures of support during these very challenging times.

Important Phone Numbers

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