• Tall ships docked at Fort Trumbull during OpSail 2012.

  • The Coast Guard Barque Eagle docked at its home port in New London.

  • The Thames Base Ball Club of New London plays vintage ball at Fort Trumbull.

  • Crowds enjoy the surf and Summer sun at Ocean Beach Park.

  • Art lovers enjoy work at the annual Salon des Independants at Hygienic Galleries.

  • A fish-eye's view of the majestically renovated Garde Arts Theater.

  • A community parade passes City Hall on State Street.

  • A bustling Waterfront Park during SailFest.

  • A lone tug passes Harbor Light on a foggy day on the Thames River.

  • The Reducers rock the boardwalk at Ocean Beach.


New London City Hall
181 State Street
New London, CT 06320

PHONE (860) 447-5200
HOURS Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

NLPD Crime Prevention

Officer Ryan Soccio, MPA

Crime Prevention Officer

rsoccio@ci.new-london.ct.us  /  O: 860-440-6673  C: 860-625-5520

Check out our "NLPD in Our Community" page for more crime prevention initiatives


Help NLPD fight crime and use our NLPD anonymous text tip line



Every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 7:30am - 9:00am

January - Dunkin Donuts, Colman St.

February - Sunrise Cafe', Golden St.

March - Dunkin Donuts, Broad St.

April - TBD


Holiday Safety Tips

Criminals love the holidays! The holiday hustle and bustle can sometimes cause us to put our guard down. Here are some tips on how to celebrate safely.

If you are traveling:

Get automatic timers for your lights.

Ask a trusted neighbor to watch your home, pick up your mail, shovel your sidewalks, and park in your driveway from time to time.

If you are out for the evening:

Turn on the lights and a television or radio so it looks like someone is home.

Be extra cautious about locking doors and windows when you leave, even if it’s just for a few minutes.

Do not display gifts where they can be seen from the outside.

If you are shopping:

Stay alert and be aware of your surroundings.

Park in well-lit areas, and be sure to lock the car, close your windows, and hide all gifts and shopping bags in the trunk.

Avoid carrying large amounts of cash.

Carry your purse close to your body and put your wallet in an inside pocket or front pants pocket.

Have your keys ready to enter your vehicle when you approach it.  Use your “panic button” on your key fob if you become nervous or think you are being followed.

Lock your doors immediately upon entering your vehicle.

hopping with the kids? Teach your kids to go to a store clerk or security guard if you get separated, and don’t allow your kids to go off by themselves. 

If you are home:

Always use caution when answering your door for a stranger, but especially during the holiday season!  Criminals often use disguises and pose as couriers during the holiday season. 

The holidays are the season for giving but donate only to trusted charitable organizations. Always ask for identification; if you do not get a good feeling from the person, refuse to donate.

Stay safe and Happy Holidays!


"Group seeks to use New London building for base of opioid rehab services" - The Day, 11/9/18

Crime generators and crime attractors have huge impacts on the surrounding neighborhood and the city as a whole

 See Officer Soccio's full response here


"Group withdraws application for rehab facility on Bank Street" - 11/15/18

"Ripped from the Headlines"

Nov. 2, 2018 "Police: Man trying to sell cell phone nearly robbed in New London"

Don't become a victim...

NLPD Quality of Life Initiative

NLPD Officers are cracking down on nuisance, quality of life complaints in the city.  From drinking in public, to loitering to trespassing, Officers know that these seemingly small issues have a big impact on the quality of life in our community and on your bottom line.  If you own a business and wish to post one of our new signs and participate in this initiative, contact the Crime Prevention Office for more information.


Don't be a victim of IDENTITY THEFT

Learn ways to protect yourself and the ones you love...

> Federal Trade Commission

> Already a victim of ID theft? Begin your recovery here

Own a firearm? Have children in your home? LOCK IT UP!

Stop by NLPD Headquarters during normal business hours and pick up a FREE gun lock (while supplies last)

Learn more about gun safety

Vandals destroyed a beautiful mural in NL's Fulton Park, so Teens in Action & NLPD Officers teamed up to remove the graffiti on Tuesday the 24th.  Watch more here!


7th graders from Camp Rotary bring hand-made gifts for Officers

Thank you!

New home or apartment? New business?  New alarm system?

Complete and submit an Emergency Contact Form  

email to rsoccio@ci.new-london.ct.us or drop it off at the station

Do you ride?

Here's a list of places you can ride legally

It is illegal to ride unregistered dirt bikes, ATVs, mini bikes or pocket bikes on public streets in the city.  Your bike will be taken and you can be given a $2,000 fine.


More thank you letters from NL elementary school students  :)


Thank you Isaac students for the care packages!  We love you too!


Read more here!

In the news...

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

Download our

Property Owner's Maintenance Guide

Got Drugs?

Deposit any unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs in the drop box at NLPD Headquarters lobby and we will safely dispose of them.


NL Safe Trade

Use the NLPD Headquarters to conduct your online transactions in a safe place.


Stop in to the NLPD HQ lobby and pick up a free book at our "Little Free Library", sponsored by the FBI Citizens Academy Graduates