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About Us

The mission of the Danbury Police Department is to provide an environment for the people of Danbury that is free from the fear of crime, where people can enjoy a high quality of life, and the entire 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 and front desk at police headquarters.

Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Accomplishments

  • Changed the department uniforms to present a softer, yet still professional public image
  • Earned Tier II Accreditation from the State’s Police Officer Standards and Training Council
  • Purchased three new Patrol K-9s
  • Installed a prescription drug box in the lobby of police headquarters so that residents can dispose of unused and unwanted medications at any time
  • Conducted another successful prescription drug take-back day in partnership with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Conducted two successful Citizens Police Academies for local residents and stakeholders
  • Conducted several highly successful distracted driving and seat belt enforcement campaigns utilizing state and federal grants
  • Launched a recruitment campaign that yielded the highest number of entry-level applicants in more than a decade
  • Expanded our Peer Support Team for officer wellness

For 2017 Danbury Police Officers responded to nearly 54,000 calls for service and the city had another year of declining overall crime rates. We will work with our partners in law enforcement and the community to continue that trend and to ensure the safety of all city residents and visitors.

Objectives for Fiscal Year 2018-2019:

  • Earn Tier III Accreditation from the State of Connecticut’s Police Officer Standards and Training Council
  • Continue with our recruitment and hiring campaign to fill vacancies
  • Purchase and install crime mapping software to assist us in proper deployment of our personnel and resources
  • Increased engagement with the city’s youth through Danbury PAL, police explorers, schools and other programs to build and maintain positive police-youth relationships
  • Continue to use state and federal grants for public safety and enforcement initiatives
  • Leverage private, state, and federal grants to better utilize technology in efforts to increase public safety
  • Develop and implement strategies to improve officer health and wellness

Important Phone Numbers

In case of Emergency, call 911