• 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

"Your Partners in the Community"


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 


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 



Join us at one of our "Coffee with Cops" events every third Wednesday of the month

Local NPR reporter Brian Scott-Smith interviews Officers and patrons at our September 2019 event. Listen here.

 Click HERE for a full list of locations


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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.