About Us

To Protect, Educate and Serve

The Waterbury Police Department employs 361 individuals from various backgrounds and is comprised of 294 sworn officers and 67 civilian employees. Waterbury Police Department Headquarters is located in the bustling downtown area nearby Waterbury's UCONN campus, the Palace Theater and many other local businesses.

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For the City of Waterbury

Together, the department serves the people of Waterbury by performing the law enforcement function in a professional manner, protecting the rights of all persons within its jurisdiction to be free from criminal attack, secure in their possessions and to live in peace. It is to these people that the Department is ultimately responsible. 

Guiding Principles

People are our first concern.

Emergency response is the top priority.

Success is based upon quality service.

Integrity is the foundation of excellence.

Strive for excellence through continuous improvement.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Waterbury Police Department is to deliver the highest quality police service, based upon the identified and perceived needs of diverse communities, in order to protect the safety, security, rights and freedoms of all individuals in a fair and impartial manner.



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Waterbury Police Department

Main Number

Telephone: 203-574-6920

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