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.  

 Annual Report 2023 

The Hartford Police Department Annual Report for year 2023 is now available. Click Here(PDF, 24MB)  to view the report. 

Past Annual Reports are accessible under the Annual Reports tab at the bottom of this page. 

 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

Chief K. Howell

Kenny A. Howell

Chief Kenny A. Howell was sworn-in as a member of the Hartford Police Department on December 21, 2020 to the role of Assistant Chief and became the Acting Chief as of July 3, 2024. His Law Enforcement career began in 1991 with the New Haven Police Department where he served for over 21 years. Prior to joining HPD, Chief Howell was the Chief of Police in the town of Millbury, Massachusetts.

"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.