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, 2024
New Haven - Entry Level Police Officer $50,745 Entry; Police Officer 2nd [2nd year] $60,259; Police Officer [full] $78,050 December 31, 2024


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.


Investigative Services Division

The Investigative Services Division is responsible for conducting investigations of criminal activity by both individuals and organized groups. The Division includes the following units: 

Major Crimes, Bureau of Identification, Criminal Intelligence, Financial Crimes, Firearms, Fire Investigation, Missing Persons, Special Victims and School Resource Officers.

Office of Victim Services

The New Haven Police Department's Victim Services Program exists to provide services to victims and family members, with the goal of lessening the short and long-term trauma experienced as a direct result of victimization.

The Victim Services program provides confidential crisis counseling, crisis intervention, criminal justice support and advocacy, information and referral, notification of rights, assistance with victim compensation and other resources to help guide victims and families affected by the trauma of victimization.

Patrol & Districts

The New Haven Police Department covers 10 distinct New Haven Districts. See HERE for detail.

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.

The New Haven Police Department maintains a Special Weapons and Tactics team for situations requiring resources beyond the capacity of the patrol division.


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