New Haven Police Department

Chief Karl Jacobson
Address 1 Union Avenue
New Haven CT 06519
Phone 203-946-6316

Current Openings

Open Jobs Salary Deadline
New Haven - Lateral Police Officer $60,259 (up to 5yrs Exp) - $78,050 (over 5 yrs Exp) December 31, 2023
New Haven - Entry Level Police Officer 2023 50,745 Entry; Police Officer 2nd [2nd year] $60,259; Police Officer [full] $78,050 December 31, 2023


Our mission is to engage, empower, and partner with the community to create a safer and more inclusi


The men and women of New Haven Police Department are the guardians for the city. We strongly believe in shared responsibility and partnership with our community by creating a safe and culturally diverse, and inclusive city. By employing revitalized community based policing strategies, we provide a secure environment by focusing on quality of life issues and concerns in our neighborhood. We are staunchly dedicated to, and will carry out this mission with professionalism, fairness, and absolute integrity


Civilian workforce
In addition to sworn officers, the department employs civilian employees for administrative functions funded partly by the Community Oriented Policing Services program.

Emergency services
The Emergency services division of the New Haven Police Department is made up of several specialist teams.

Crisis negotiation
The team is trained to defuse hostage situations, talk to barricaded and/or suicidal persons, and alleviate a situation gone wrong without injury or the direct application of force.

The New Haven Police Department also has a professional underwater search and recovery team which falls under the command of the N.H.P.D. Emergency Services Division. A New Haven Police Diver must be certified as an Advanced Open Water Diver. The team has a 40 foot Metal Craft Firestorm boat and a Zodiac for smaller waterways. The team is responsible for the recovery and preservation of any person(s) and/or contraband, body recovery, and weapon recovery located in waterways throughout New Haven County.

SWAT team
The New Haven Police Department has a SWAT team.



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