The mission of the Waterbury Police Department is to protect with vigilance and serve with impartiality, while engaging in a strong partnership with the community.

Quick Contacts

Main Number: (203) 574-6920

Non-Emergency: (203) 574-6911

Emergency: 911


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Contact the Waterbury Police Department with any inquiries, requests for service, information on a crime or to report suspicious activity.



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Have a question for the Waterbury Police Department? Find out if it has already been answered here.  If you still have questions that are not addressed, please contact the police department to get more information.


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Community Involvement

Upcoming Events

The Waterbury Police Department sponsors and hosts a variety of community events. Get more information on this year's upcoming events.

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Partner Organizations

Waterbury Police Department is proud to work with diverse partner organizations that cultivate mutual trust and cooperation in the community.

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Department History

From 1853 to today, the dedicated members of the Waterbury Police Department have strived to protect and serve the City of Waterbury.

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WPD supports DEA's National Take Back Day!! YOU CAN TOO....


10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Waterbury Police Department---255 East Main Street

We are asking the citizens of Waterbury, but also anyone in our extended community, to please stop by the Waterbury Police Department to drop off your unwanted prescription medications. 

Our simple message is "Keep them safe. Clean them out. Take them back.

Thank you in advance for helping us keep prescription medications out of the wrong hands.

If you wish to read more about the National Take back day, click here.

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Fall 2020 Citizen's Police Academy


WHEN: Tuesday Evenings from 6-8 p.m. starting on 10/06/20 until 11/17/2020


WHERE: Post University Auditorium Classroom 800 Country Club Road, Waterbury


If you'd like to be part of the FALL 2020 CITIZEN'S Police Academy, you must be 18 years of age of older and reside or own a business in our wonderful City.  See our flier for more details!!!  


For the application,

contact Officer Lemos in our Community Relations Division


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The Recruitment process for the next Waterbury Police Academy has started

Look for Waterbury Police Department Recruiting Table at a college or community event near you!

Check out our Careers Page 


Video Camera Registration

The Waterbury Police Department is asking residents and business owners to voluntarily register their privately-owned surveillance camera systems to help investigators solve crimes faster and boost safety in the community.

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Crime Stat Reports

The Waterbury Police Department strives to proactively work toward reducing crime to keep the community safe. Part of this proactive stance is through gathering data on crimes in order to best inform the community we serve, and effectively utilize police resources. 

Check back monthly for updated Stats.

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Connecticut's Emergency Alerting and Notification System

Stay safe and informed during emergencies in our area, including public health risks, dangerous weather and safety threats. We strongly encourage you to sign up for CTALERT to receive emergency text message alerts directly from the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.

Remember, we can't alert you if we can't reach you. Sign up for CTALERT today by either texting your zip code to 888-777 or by clicking the button below.

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About Us

The Department serves the people of the City of Waterbury by performing the law enforcement function in a professional manner.  The department protects the right of all persons within its jurisdiction; to be free from criminal attack, to be secure in their possessions, and to live in peace.

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