Wallingford Police Department

Chief William Wright
Address 135 North Main Street
Wallingford CT 06492
Phone (203) 294-2800
Website http://www.town.wallingford.ct.us/Content/Police_Department.asp




A great New England town, located between New Haven and Hartford, as well as New York City and Boston, and home to over 45,000 residents.


Communications Center
The Communications Center handles all 911 calls relating to Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services. The Center also handles all of the Police Department's routine calls for service.

Community Policing

  • Work with residents and merchants to develop shared responsibility for both the prevention and detection of recurring criminal activity. 
  • Develop and implement comprehensive crime and loss prevention programs for residences and businesses in Town.
  • Conduct residential and commercial security surveys free of charge upon request..
  • Coordinate with high school administrators on matters of mutual interest. 

Detective Division

  • Investigate serious criminal cases. 
  • Responsible for crime scene processing. 
  • Conduct comprehensive narcotics investigation. 

Patrol Division

  • Responsible for uniformed law enforcement and public safety within the community. 
  • Provides a wide range of assistance to citizens, including the investigation of routine complaints and response to emergency calls. 

Records Division

  • Maintain/disseminate: Police incident and accident reports, Criminal history record information, Public information requests
  • Process requests for permits (bingo, raffle, bazaar, firearms, etc.). 
  • Responsible for the inventory and disposal of property and evidence. 

Traffic Division

  • Investigation of motor vehicle accidents and traffic safety complaints. 
  • Conduct selective enforcement programs (e.g., radar, seatbelt and DWI). 
  • Participate in traffic safety awareness programs at the local high school.  
  • Enforce parking regulations.
  • Responds to traffic signal malfunctions and coordinates required repairs with the outside contractor.
  • Responsible for the installation of street and traffic regulatory signs..
  • Emplacement of traffic control signs and barricades for special events and emergencies.   

Youth Division

  • The Youth Officers handle: Criminal matters involving children under 16 years of age, Non-criminal matters involving children and youths under 18 years of age. 
  • The Youth Officers provide: Information and referral services for children and families, Crisis intervention, Adolescent alcohol and drug abuse information, assessment and referral, Safety and delinquency prevention program.


The Wallingford Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.






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