Plainville Police Department

Chief Christopher Vanghele
Address 19 Neal Court
Plainville CT 06062
Phone 860-747-1616

Current Openings

Open Jobs Salary Deadline
Plainville - Entry Level Police Officer $68,986 to $96,205 September 27, 2024
Plainville - POSTC Certified Police Officer 76,928 - 96,446 (may start at higher step depending on years of service) December 31, 2024
Plainville - Public Safety Dispatcher $25.69- $30.66 per hour December 31, 2024



The Plainville Police Department was organized in August of 1946. We take pride in offering the very best in police services to all citizens and in helping to promote a safe, vibrant community. Members of the Plainville Police Department subscribe to values that we consider essential to accomplish our mission: integrity, character, professionalism, and compassion.

The police department employs thirty-five full time sworn officers, six civilian dispatchers, one full time animal control officer, two part time animal control officers, two records clerks, and one administrative assistant. In addition we have six part time school crossing guards.

We believe there is a shared responsibility between the police and the citizens of Plainville to continue improving the quality of life. We encourage input from the general public as this improves our services and assists in the prevention of crime and the apprehension of offenders.


It is the mission of the Plainville Police Department to protect and serve our community.
We seek to provide professional, ethical, and effective police services to all people.
We pledge fidelity to the United States Constitution and the Connecticut Constitution.
We will protect individual rights while impartially enforcing the law.
We affirm our mission with integrity, passion, courage, and strength.


The Town of Plainville covers an area of 9.6 square miles and is located in Hartford County, midway between New Britain and Bristol, and 14 miles southwest of Hartford.  Bristol borders it on the west on the north by Farmington, on the east by New Britain and on the south by Southington. 

The Town’s business base is diverse.  Major industries include electrical products, spring manufacturing, tool making, metal stamping, heavy construction and stone quarries.  The level of growth in Plainville is holding firm in the area of commercial and light industrial building. 

Plainville has three elementary schools, one middle school and one high school.  The Board of Education is committed to improving school facilities.  Linden Street Elementary School, the High School and Toffolon Elementary School have undergone extensive renovations and expansions.


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