• 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

New London Police Department

> Coffee with Cops @ Muddy Waters - 12/19 from 730a - 9a

> 2018 marks the NLPD's 150th anniversary.  Listen to local reporter Brian Scott-Smith's take on the commemoration. YouTube

> Check out our "NLPD in Our Community" page and click HERE to see what Officers are REALLY doing in our community!   


Have you noticed some Officers looking a little scruffy?


In November, NLPD Officers are participated in "No Shave November" where each Officer donated at least $30 to the American Cancer Society to raise awareness for male cancers and cancer research. 



Truman Street Substation Dedication

As renovations continue on our "new" Community Policing Substation on Truman Street, city leaders and local students take a time out to dedicate the new basketball court. Special thanks to L&M Yale New Haven, Jaypro Sports and Critical Signs! Read more here.



Congratulations Sgt. Bertsch on receiving the

US Attorney's Community Policing Award!

Thanks for making NL a better place by your tireless service to the community. 

Read more here


Join us at one of our Coffee with Cops events!

Local NPR reporter Brian Scott-Smith interviews Officers and patrons at our September events! Listen here 

Click HERE for dates and locations                      



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  Parking tickets may be paid by mail or in person at the following location:

New London Parking Authority
     Water Street Parking Garage
160 Water Street
New London, CT. 06320

Water Street Parking Garage Contact number is (860)443-1775.

To protest a parking ticket, a Request for Parking Ticket Hearing form must be submitted within 48 hours of the receipt of the ticket. The form may be accessed electronically by clicking on the link above. Alternatively, the form may be obtained in person from the address above or from the Records window at the police department.

The form should be completed and returned along with the original ticket to the New London Parking Authority at the address listed above.       

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.