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

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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Are you interested in joining the ranks of the WPD?

For more information on the recruitment and hiring process visit our Careers Page.

At a minimum, all candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Also, all candidates must be U.S. citizens, have a driver's license, and must not have been convicted of a felony criminal charge. Candidates can be less than 21 years old to apply, but will not be eligible for appointment until their 21st birthday. Applicants will be required to pass a physical fitness test as part of the hiring process but do not need to pass physical fitnes test to apply. 


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. Please check back on a monthly basis for updated crime statistics or visit the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection online website with available crime data: https://ct.beyond2020.com 

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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.

About the Department