Farmington Police Department

Chief Paul J. Melanson
Address 319 New Britain Avenue
Unionville CT 06085

A message from the Chief:

If you are interested in a law enforcement career with a modern, progressive, professional police department, dedicated to excellence in public service, submit your application to the Farmington Police Department at We are one of the few police departments in Connecticut that has excelled to meet the national accreditation standards set by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. Our department has maintained this distinction since 1992. We take pride in our reputation for outstanding service to the community as evidenced in our mission statement and core values.

We are seeking to hire the most qualified individuals to join our team. The Town of Farmington is an equal opportunity employer; minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply. For additional information about our department please visit our web site at:

Chief Paul J. Melanson

The Mission of the Farmington Police Department is to enforce the law and promote a feeling of safety and security for all members of the community.  The Farmington Police Department will work in cooperation with the community to preserve and improve the quality of life, making the Town a safer, more pleasant place to live, work, and visit.


-Respect for all persons both in and outside the organization.  We will inspire respect and confidence in the public trust by performing all duties impartially and respecting the dignity of all citizens and fellow employees.
-Strive for excellence in all our activities.  We value professionalism and a team effort to provide effective public safety services.  We will strive for courage and conviction to see the mission through.
-We will provide a high level of customer service at all times.  We will work cooperatively with other town, state, and federal agencies to provide the highest level of service to our residents, businesses and visitors.
-We will seek the highest levels of ethical and moral conduct in all our on-duty and off-duty activities.

Salary Range: $65,645-$86,673, with an attractive benefit package.
Special Requirements: non-smoking with a minimum of 60 college credits or  4 years honorable military service.

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