Vice and Intelligence

Waterbury Vice and Intelligence Division

The Waterbury Vice and Intelligence Division is comprised of two major components, the Vice Squad Detectives and Street Crimes Unit Officers. The Vice & Intelligence Unit is responsible for collecting and disseminating drug-related criminal intelligence information.  Over the years, this division has created many partnerships with outside agencies in effort to combat trends and methods of criminal activities the City of Waterbury faces.


Vice Squad

Vice Squad Officers are responsible for investigating narcotic-related crimes, gang activity, crimes of prostitution, liquor violations, weapons offenses and gambling.  Vice Squad Officers collect and develop information regarding individuals and groups of individuals involved in criminal activities.


Street Crimes Unit

The full-time mission of the Street Crimes Unit is to address quality of life issues affecting both the image and atmosphere in which the Waterbury community live and conduct business. The primary goal is to establish safety and security within Waterbury neighborhoods for everyone. 

The Street Crimes Unit uses proactive patrols and works alongside other internal divisions as well as with outside agencies.

Get In Touch

Lieutenant Steven Lanese

Vice & Intelligence Commanding Officer

Telephone: 203-574-6903

Looking for more information?

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