• 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.


Welcome to the City of New London Police Department


A Message From Chief of Police Brian M. Wright 

"Here at the New London Police Department we strive for excellence in our service to the residents, the stakeholders, and the visitors of our extraordinary community. As a Department, we are always evaluating our performance: What are we doing? Why are we doing it? How are we doing it? We’re using our experiences of yesterday and today to create better policing practices for the future. We are committed to providing the best possible services to meet the needs of our diverse and unique community.

I invite you to browse our site to acquaint yourself with our organization, our mission, and our commitment to our great community. The personnel of New London Police Department are proud to be a part of the New London community, to serve you with our best effort each and every day, and we appreciate your support as we continue to work on your behalf, and with you, to keep New London safe.When you see an officer outside of a call, or after one they’ve serviced, I encourage you to introduce yourself to them. Relationships help us to effectively serve our community, and it’s great getting to know our neighbors, our family, along the way."

Yours in Service,

Brian M. Wright, Chief of Police  

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Evidence and Property Room 



Accident Reports


Members of the New London Police Department receive 52 donated turkeys from "The Hometown Foundation Hungerless Holidays Program".  Special thanks to Sergeant Rodgers, Officer Northup and Officer Nocito for picking up and transporting turkeys and Officer Rivera for planning this great event.

For information on COVID19 please visit CDC.gov or CT.gov/DPH

To report non-violent/non-emergency incidents, please utilize our 
online reporting system


The illegal dirt bike/ATV riding on NL streets is extremely dangerous and beyond concerning. The New London Police Department needs your help to deter and stop it. We are asking community members and stakeholders for any information that can help us further investigate and identify the individuals illegally operating these dirt bikes/ATVs.

Take photos and/or videos (ONLY IF IT IS SAFE TO DO SO AND IT POSES NO SAFETY RISK TO YOU) and forward them to: publicportal@newlondonct.org. 

Also, you may submit information anonymously via the New London Tips 411 system by texting NLPDTip + the info to Tip411 (847411). Let us know who these riders are and where these bikes/quads are kept and we can attempt to control this dangerous activity before someone gets seriously injured or much worse.  We are all in this together. Thank you.


Public Notice: New Temporary Pistol Permit Applicants

In order to ensure greater efficiency and a higher level of service, the New London Police Department will implement a change in the submission portion of the Department’s current pistol permit process. This change will become effective Wednesday, August 5, 2020.

New temporary pistol permit applications will only be accepted for submission on Wednesdays and Fridays between 10am and 3pm at the New London Police Department (except on holidays).

Department contact for pistol permit application submissions is 860-447-1481.

We appreciate your patience and understanding.


Motor vehicle crash reports are now only available online:

 All City of New London employee email addresses now end with:


Now Hiring

Certified Officers (Open until filled)

Entry Level Officers

Certified Dispatchers

Entry Level Dispatchers

Click HERE to learn more


All burglar alarms are now required to be registered with the city.  Click here to learn more and register your alarm.

Effective September 1, 2020, all structures equipped with a monitored alarm system (residences, commercial buildings, churches, schools, etc.) are required to have their alarm systems registered with the City pursuant to New London’s alarm ordinance 06-03-19-01.

*Once an account has been created contact your alarm company and provide the account number.*

Contact the Traffic Officer at 860-440-6673 with any questions 


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Mission Statement

We, the members of the New London Police Department, are committed to providing the highest quality of police services. By empowering our personnel to work in partnership with the community toward a goal of improving the quality of life within the city of New London through preserving peace, reducing fear and providing for an overall safe environment, the department protects the rights and dignity of all citizens with professionalism and compassion.