We strive to deliver professional and progressive police services while strengthening community partnerships through mutual respect, trust and collaboration
The members of the North Haven Police Department are committed to the following organizational values which guide our conduct and help to accomplish our mission:
INTEGRITY: Firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values: incorruptibility.
EXCELLENCE: An excellent or valuable quality: virtue.
SERVICE: Employment as a servant: contribution to the welfare of others.
VISION: Competence in discernment or perception: intelligent foresight
The recommissioning of the Berniere Memorial Police Building at 8 Linsley Street, August 26, 2019.
On March 8, 1943 the North Haven Police Department was established by an Act of the Connecticut State Legislature. At that time, Joseph Castiglioni was appointed the officer-in-charge and he eventually became the first Chief of Police.
On March 8, 2013, the North Haven Police Department celebrated its 70th anniversary.
In 2010, the police department created a Canine (K9) Unit with the adoption of Zeus, a German Shepard that is crossed trained as a patrol canine and certified in narcotics recognition. In 2012, the department expanded the Canine Unit with the addition of Koda, a Labrador Retriever certified in narcotics recognition.
In 2012, the police department expanded its long-time SWAT partnership with the North Branford Police Department to include several shoreline area police departments. During this same time, a regional traffic unit was created with these police departments for the purpose of investigating serious traffic accidents. The South Central SWAT Team and South Central Traffic Unit were created and they provide such specialized police services for six towns. This partnership is a cost effective way to maintain the manpower, equipment, and training associate with providing such services