Hartford Police Department works to keep Hartford residents safe by responding to and investigating crimes, reducing crime, and by forging strong relationships between police officers of all ranks and the communities they serve.  

 Public Notice 

The Hartford Police Department is scheduled for a site-based assessment as part of a program to achieve accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards.

Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®), the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services.

Access to the CALEA standards can be obtained by contacting Lieutenant Lara Traczynski. As part of the assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments via a public access portal located here.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Hartford Police Department's ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 160, Gainesville, Virginia, 20155 or email calea@calea.org.

 New Opportunity 

The Hartford Police Department is looking to hire new Police Cadets! Click Here(JPEG, 1MB)  for more information.

 Public Notice 

In accordance with City of Hartford Municipal Code Section 29-16, the Hartford Police Department (HPD) is in possession of unclaimed found property. If you have lost property in the City of Hartford, contact the HPD Property Room at 860-757-4180 weekdays 7 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. Please provide a detailed description of the property, the circumstances of its loss, and proof of ownership.

Positive Identification is required before property will be released. Found Property is held for six months after being turned in. 

 Public CompStat Meeting 

Public CompStat Meetings continue to take place in the virtual format. To join follow this link www.hartfordct.gov/compstatlive every 3rd Thursday of the month from 5:30 PM to 7 PM.


Department Head

Headshot of Police Chief Jason Thody

Jason C. Thody

Jason Thody was confirmed Chief of the Hartford Police Department on February 24, 2020. He began his career with Hartford as a Police Cadet in 1996, and graduated from the Connecticut Police Academy in 1997. Since then, he has risen through the ranks from Patrol Officer to Captain, Assistant Chief in August of 2018. Chief Thody started out as a Middletown Police Explorer in 1989 at the age of 14.

"Comstat-or COMPSTAT- (short for COMPuter STATistics) is a combination of management, philosophy, and organizational management tools for police departments. Crime statistics shows the City's crime trends and HPD's predictive and preventative efforts. Our Compstat program is a dynamic and informative presentation.