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 

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 Notice 

In an effort to continue to provide the best service to the Hartford community, the Hartford Police Department is participating in an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve Tier I accreditation.  Accreditation is a review of agency policies and practices to verify the agency meets the most up to date professional standards. 

Administered by the Police Officer Standards and Training Council, the state accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state of the art standards. 

As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments. Comments can be mailed to William Tanner, POSTC Accreditation Division at 285 Preston Ave. Meriden, Connecticut 06450, by telephone at 203-427-2602, by fax at 203-238-6643 or by email Accreditation.Compliance@po.state.ct.us. Please enter the name of the agency in the subject line of the email.

A copy of the accreditation standards is available here.  The Hartford Police Department contact is the accreditation manager, Lieutenant Lara Traczynski (860) 757-4238.

 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.