The mission of the Waterbury Police Department is to deliver the highest quality policing services, based upon the identified needs of a diverse community, in order to protect the safety, security, rights and freedoms of all individuals. The motto "To Protect, Educate, and Serve" states the essential purpose of the Waterbury Police Dept. The WPD serves the people of the City of Waterbury by performing the law enforcement function in a professional manner. The WPD protects the rights of all persons within its jurisdiction; to be free from criminal attack, to be secure in their possessions, and to live in peace. It is to these people that the WPD is ultimately responsible.
Please visit the Police Department's website for complete information on services provided.
Today, the Waterbury Police Department employs some 350 men and women in an effort to provide citizens with the highest quality police services.
The past 150 years have witnessed many changes within the Waterbury Police Department. Although the styles of the uniforms, size and shapes of the patrol vehicles, locations of Headquarters facilities, and demographics of the Police Department have changed, one thing has not -- the dedication to service and hard work of its members.
Chief of Police
Vernon L. Riddick, Jr.
Deputy Chief of Police (Operations)
Deputy Chief of Police (Administration)
255 East Main St.
Waterbury, CT 06702
Phone: (203) 574-6911
Emergency Calls: 911