Professional Standards

Professional Standards

The Waterbury Police Professional Standards Unit is responsible for evaluating the quality of the entire department’s operations as well as maintaining citizen satisfaction based on feedback from the community. The Professional Standards Unit prioritizes maintaining a professional police atmosphere. 

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Waterbury Police Academy

The Department began running its own Police Officer Standard Training Council (POSTC) Satellite Police Academy in 2005. Since then, the Waterbury Police Academy has graduated almost 200 police officers for the Waterbury Police Department and other police agencies throughout the State of Connecticut.

Waterbury’s Police Academy combines over 1000 hours of physical, academic and practical training, using current Waterbury Police Officers, officers from other police agencies and civilian instructors to teach the police recruits. After the police academy graduation, the new officers are put into a 10-week Field Training Officer (FTO) Program to put their newly acquired knowledge to use in real situations.

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Lieutenant Mark Russo

Training Division Commanding Officer

Telephone: 203-573-5001

Training Division

The Waterbury Police Training Division is responsible for maintaining all police officer and civilian certifications. The Training Division continually works to better its officers in order to accommodate the needs of the Waterbury community. All police officers must attend sixty hours of training every three years in order to maintain his/her Police Officer Standard Training Council (POSTC) certification.

This training includes, but is not limited to:

Medical Response Technician (MRT) Recertification class

National Crime Information Center (NCIC) class

Yearly Firearms Qualifications 

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Captain Steven Gilmore

Professional Standards Commanding Officer

Telephone: 203-573-6346

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