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    OUR MISSION STATEMENT

    We, the men and women of
    this New Haven Police Department,
    believe in shared responsibility with our community
    to create a safe and inclusive city.

    We are dedicated to providing a safe
    environment by targeting quality of life issues
    in our neighborhoods, using revitalized
    community-based policing strategies.

    We will carry out this mission with professionalism,
    fairness, and absolute integrity.

    Chief Esserman
    Chief Dean M. Esserman
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    Camp New Haven is a completely free camp for any New Haven resident between the ages of 8 and 12. Camp New Haven runs July 1-August 2 from 8 am to 5 pm on Monday through Friday (no camp on July 4th). Camp New Haven features swimming, hiking, weekly trips and presentations by expert speakers. Transportation, breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack are provided.

    Please click on the Patch to the left for more information.


    The New Haven Police Department Records Division has worked hard to redesign and update the Wanted Persons web page. Both Officers and Residents can view photos and information from any browser or smartphone at tinyurl.com/NewHavenPDWanted .


  • The New Haven Department of Police Service (NHPD) launched the 2013 Recruitment Outreach Campaign on Monday, May 13, 2013. Applications will be available online at www.Policeapp.com starting June 10, 2013. Applications must be completed only online by June 28, 2013.

    Further details are found on the Recruitment Page .
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    This is a police department where the work is not done in headquarters, he said. Its done in the neighborhoods. Its our job to reach out to the community to make it easy to reach us., says Chief Esserman.
    Pick up your free magnet that has NHPD quick Contact information about how to reach members of the Department! You can also connect with Officers and Civilian personnel via email and voicemail. The email addresses follow the following format firstname.lastname@newhavenct.net format. "Officers' voicemail can be accessed by calling (203) 946-6282. You can enter the officer's 4-digit code if you know it or select the officer's name from a menu". Connect with your District Managers! Chief Dean Esserman said the moves reflect a continuing effort to connect cops with residents.


  • Be a Hero!! Help the New Haven Police Department solve crimes by ANONYMOUSLY Texting Your Tip. We are asking for the public's help with Investigations and Wanted Persons.
    Have information you think can help? Text "NHPD plus your message" to 274637 (CRIMES). And, Thank you!


  • Read the story of how a Video leads to an Arrest in the Shell Station Robbery. Family members saw the video and told the suspect to turn himself in on May 24, 2013!!



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    1 Union Avenue
    New Haven, CT 06519
    (203) 946-6333


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