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New Haven Police Department

Chief Dean Esserman
Address 1 Union Avenue
New Haven CT 06519
Phone 203-946-6316

The New Haven Police Department (NHPD) is a progressive, community-based police agency. Our program and faculty are fully certified by the Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) Council.

We are interested in attracting applicants who have demonstrated commitment to the community, want to help prevent crime, arrest those who violate the law, and reduce fear and disorder throughout the city.


About the NHPD

The NHPD takes great pride in the department's pioneering role in developing ongoing police-community partnerships. We believe in shared responsibility with our community to create a safe and inclusive city. To that end, our focus is on targeting quality of life issues and solving problems in New Haven's many different neighborhoods before they escalate into senseless crime and violence. We will carry out this mission with professionalism, fairness, and absolute integrity.



Click Here for the New Haven Police Officer Applicant Handbook