Waterford Police Department
Waterford, Connecticut

Chief of Police: Brett Mahoney


Address: 41 Avery Lane, Waterford, Connecticut, 06385


Routine Phone #: 860-442-9451

Emergency: 9-1-1

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The Waterford Police Department covers approximately 33 square miles of land in southeastern Connecticut including the village of Quaker Hill.  Adjacent to the City of New London, the town of Waterford Police Department also covers several areas of water, including the Thames River, Niantic River and Long Island Sound.  The town of Waterford, with a population of approximately 20,000 residents, features numerous commercial developments, several beaches, the Eugene O’Neill Theater, Harkness State Park, Millstone Nuclear Power Station and the Waterford Speedbowl racetrack. 



The Waterford Police Department, commanded by Chief Brett Mahoney, also has a civilian Board of Police Commissioners.  In addition, the department consists of Lieutenants, Sergeants, Patrol Officers, K-9 Officers, Detectives, Traffic Officer, Evidence/Court Officer, School Resource Officers and civilian Community Service Officers. 


Waterford Police Officers use marked cruisers, unmarked vehicles, a patrol boat, jet-skis, ATV’s, bicycles and other methods to protect and serve the Town of Waterford.  The department is proud to have officers who have acquired additional training and qualifications in specific areas which benefit the Town of Waterford and the surrounding community to include an Accident Investigation Team, K-9 Units, Youth Education Instructors, Drug Recognition Experts and Police Instructors in numerous law enforcement subjects.  The department also has officers who participate in and are assigned to task forces, cold case units and other regional and state efforts periodically.



Below you will find the Waterford Crime Map.

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2016 Citizen's Police Academy


The Waterford Police Department plans to host its annual Citizen’s Police Academy starting in March, 2016.  This 11 week course, allows participants to build relationships with police, ask questions and see the behind the scenes training and reasoning for how and why police do what they do.  It also allows citizens to see the challenges police face on a daily basis.  


In the past few sessions, members of the community have provided very high remarks for the program.  It is an all volunteer program involving police, administrators, prosecutors and others from the community who present specific subjects each week.  The following areas are covered in detail:


-History of WPD


-Life at Police Academy

-Motor Vehicle Enforcement

-Use of Force (hands on demonstration and taser demo)



-Juvenile Crime

-Police Profiling


-Offensive fighting tactics (hands on demonstrations)

-Accident investigations


-K9 Program demo

-Domestic Violence

-Criminal Investigations

-Financial Crimes

-Dispatch Center


Participants also participate in a Ride-A-Long, are able to participate in a day at the range and are involved in an interactive skills day.


The class, which will consist of 25 people from the local community, will be rewarded with class shirts, certificates and a graduation pizza gathering at the end.

The class consists of approximately 36 hours of presentation/instruction.  Participants are only allowed to miss 3 sessions to still qualify for ride-a-long, range time and graduation.  It will be held on Tuesday nights from 6-9pm at the Waterford Police Department.

It is 100% FREE to apply and participate.  However, not everyone will be accepted.  Applications come in quick and we try to make sure that we have a cross section of the community in regards to age, race, gender and life experience.  We also try to ensure that those in the Academy are in it for the right reasons.

Sgt. James Dimmock took over as the program coordinator this year and will advise each applicant by email/phone of their status by late February.  He can be reached at jdimmock@waterfordct.org should you have additional questions.

Update your business contact today

The Waterford Emergency Communications Center (WECC) is in the process of updating its databases with the most recent information for local businesses. The WECC maintains a list of emergency contact information for individuals to be contacted after hours, who have access to the premises in the event of a police or fire emergency.


The Form is available at the Waterford Police Department and can be downloaded on the Waterford Police Department Webpage at HERE.

The directions for completing the document are on the form, which can be faxed or dropped off when completed. If you have questions please feel free to contact the WECC and speak with a dispatcher at 860-442-9451. Please like and share with local Waterford business owners

Waterford Police Records Requests


To obtain  records or files from the Waterford Police Department, please click on the link below.  The link will bring you to the PDF form to complete, print and submit to the Waterford Police Department Records Department.  All directions are on the form. 




For Connecticut State Police criminal records requests




For Connecticut Dept. of Motor Vehicle records requests








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Waterford Board of Education- CLICK HERE