Q: Where is the West Haven Police Department located and
how can I reach you?
A: We are conveniently located off of exit 42 on I-95. Our address is 200 Sawmill
Rd., West Haven, CT 06516. Our main non-emergency
telephone number is 203-937-3900.
Q: How can I obtain a copy of a police report?
A: Depending on the circumstances, police reports are generally available within
4 business days following the incident. Police reports involving an
arrested party may not be available due to court proceedings. Police
reports, when completed and available, may be
obtained at the Records Division conveniently located in the lobby of Police
Q: Should I call the police if I am involved in a motor
A: By law, you are obligated to report any motor vehicle accident that meets
either of the following two guidelines:
1) It occurred on a public highway (city street) and
2) Damage was caused.
For example, if you bumped the back of another vehicle and there
is no damage or injuries, no reportable accident has occurred.
However, in all cases we strongly recommend that you contact the police to
respond and evaluate for your own protection and
documentation against possible future litigation.
Q: I was involved in an accident. How soon will I be able to obtain
a copy of my accident report?
A: All accident reports are usually available within 4 business days following
the accident date. These reports are obtained from
the Records Division which is located in the lobby of
For faster service, please have your case number, officers name and date of accident ready.
Q: I need to get fingerprints taken for a job application. What are
A: We will gladly take your fingerprints for a job application, pistol permit,
applications, etc. Please be aware that we only provide this service for WEST
HAVEN RESIDENTS. The schedule for fingerprinting is as follows:
Monday & Wednesday from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thursday from 8:30 am to 9:30 am
Q: How can I obtain a pistol permit?
A: Pistol permit applications are available at the police department. The
application lists the appropriate steps the applicant
will need to follow in order to obtain a pistol permit.
Q. What are your requirements for firearms certification for
retired WHPD Officers?
A. Please contact Sgt. Billy Cole at 203-937-3900 to schedule an
appointment during our next qualifying date. Sgt. Cole handles all
certification requests for retired officers. Please also check out our
forms page for required forms.
Q: How can I appeal a parking ticket that I received?
A: If you wish to dispute a parking ticket, please pick up and complete the
parking ticket dispute form at the police department's
front desk. You may also download the form via our
forms page. The Chief of Police, or his designee, will respond in writing
addressing each appeal.
Q: How can I appeal a motor vehicle infraction that I
A: Payable infractions may be appealed by checking the "not guilty" box on the
back of the infraction and signing your name in the space provided. Mail
the infraction back in the envelope provided. You will be contacted by
Centralized Infractions Bureau via mail with further instructions.
Q: How do I have a handicap parking sign placed in front
of my residence?
A: Guidelines for a handicap parking sign are set forth by the West Haven Police
Department and the West Haven Commission
on Disabilities. If these guidelines are met, you may complete and return
the application to the Traffic Division of the West Haven
Police Department. Once the completed application is received, the request
will be investigated and if approved, the sign will be
installed. The guidelines for the sign, and the application are available
online. To download them (Adobe PDF format), please
Q: Are there any forms available that I could fill out in
advance before I visit the department in person?
A: Yes. Some police forms that we use are available online. Please
click the "Forms" link in the left hand navigation panel.
These forms are in Adobe PDF format. The free Adobe reader may be
downloaded by clicking the provided link: Get Adobe
Q. I'm a patch collector. Will you send me a patch?
A. Sorry, but unfortunately we are not able to send patches, nor do we have a
patch exchange program.
Q. Do you install child safety seats?
A. Unfortunately our child safety installation program has been temporarily
postponed. We hope to bring this program back soon, however, you may
contact CT Safe Kids for your nearest installation program and time.
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