West Haven Police reminds our residents the ONLY fund raising our department utilizes is by mail. NO ONE from this department or a paid company will solicit funds by phone or by door to door donations. NO ONE!!!!! Anyone soliciting and representing themselves as an agent of our PD should be reported to us immediately. Again only by mail. ... See MoreSee Less
WHPD would like to pass some information along to our residents and community. After a recent department operational meeting our summer deployment plan will begin shortly. This includes Police Officers assigned to our Boardwalk, earlier than usual. Other officers will be addressing traffic issues including loud motorcycles, vehicle speeds, parking and erratic driving along Campbell Avenue, Captain Thomas Blvd, Ocean Avenue and surrounding streets as it obviously becomes busier in our summer months. We ask that our residents and visitors be aware of the parking restrictions placed in these areas as well as our beach parking areas and surrounding residential streets as fines have increased. WHPD thanks you for your continued support, in partnering with us making our community safer. Your PD always listening to your concerns. 911 for emergencies, 203 937 3900, for routine calls and any of our social media or tips lines for NON EMERGENCY information or questions. ... See MoreSee Less
West Haven Police announce the passing of Retired Sgt. Joe Casio age 60 of Florida, formerly of West Haven. Joe passed April 14, 2017. Joe was born on May 1,1956 in New Haven, CT. Joe was a graduate of Norte Dame High School class of 1974, he recieved his Bachelor's Degree from Southern CT State University and his Masters Degree from Univeristy of New Haven. Joe began his career with West Haven Police in 1983 and retired in 2000. He was the awarded the Medal of Merit along with several other commendations, and awards for his career. May you rest easy Sergeant. ... See MoreSee Less
Earlier this week WHPD Community Resource Officers relocated a homeless individual and assisted him with getting aid. This morning officers were aiding in cleaning an area of Morse Park near field 3 where this encampment was located. ... See MoreSee Less
The West Haven Police Department would like you to know that we have been monitoring the concerns of our citizens regarding the matter of individuals improperly operating their bicycles on our city streets and sidewalks. At this agencies recent operational meeting the topic was a focus of discussion and it was determined that we will take a strong enforcement approach to this matter utilizing the full extent of the law against those in violation. We have requested the assistance of the City’s Corporation Counsel to help draft a city ordinance specifically to address this problem, and we will be communicating with the Juvenile court system to help them understand the frustration of our citizens and what potential consequences could occur if this behavior is left unchecked.
We also ask parents to speak with their children and do everything they can to dissuade them from engaging in this type of unsafe operation of their bicycles and confrontational activity with motorists/pedestrians that could result in injury and or subject them to arrest. We also ask motorists/pedestrians that experience this situation to not engage in a confrontation with the bicyclists but dial the police (911) and we will respond as quickly and safely as we can and allow the officers to take the appropriate actions.
As always Thank you for your support. ... See MoreSee Less