Southbury Police Department

Address 421 Main Street South
Southbury CT 06488
Phone (203) 264-5912
Website https://www.southbury-ct.org/police



 

 

 

MISSION STATEMENT

We, the Southbury Police Department in partnership with our community are committed to maintaining the peace, protecting life, protecting property, preventing crime, and providing professional law enforcement.

We shall provide these services with compassion, dignity, and proficiency within the framework of the United States Constitution.

To enhance the quality of life for all citizens, we will cooperate with other agencies and groups to resolve community concerns.

To fulfill our mission, the Southbury Police Department will provide a supportive work environment that fosters the professional development of its members.

Service will be our commitment, honor and integrity our mandate.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Located in New Haven County, Southbury is home to nearly 20,000 residents, over an area of about 39 square miles. The Southbury Police Department was founded in 1973 to provide law enforcement services to the Town of Southbury. The police department has an authorized strength of 23 full-time police officers, 5 full-time dispatchers, 2 part-time dispatchers, 2 civilian employees, and a Resident Trooper Supervisor.


We operate using core tenets of community policing. A community policing philosophy is defined as an approach that proactively addresses public safety issues such as crime, social disorder, and fear of crime by utilizing partnerships and problem-solving techniques. To develop solutions to problems and increase trust in police, community policing relies on the development of collaborative partnerships between the police department and the individuals and organizations we serve.


To achieve this, management, structure, personnel, and information systems are aligned to support community partnerships and proactive problem-solving efforts. The organizational structure of the agency ensures that patrol officers have decision-making authority and are accountable for their actions. Some community events police participate in include, public safety expos, reading to children at schools, participation in charity fundraising events, Mothers Against Drunk Driving partnerships, DARE programs, and more.

The Southbury Police Department strives to maintain a quality and professional Police Department. In addition to the basic technical skills officers receive additional training in DUI enforcement, accident investigation, crime scene investigation, interview and interrogation techniques, human trafficking, computer crimes, and more.

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