Update: Mountain Road is open.
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Bristol Police Department is located at 131 North Main St., Bristol, 06010 CT. The Bristol Police Department phone number is (860) 584-3000.
Update: Mountain Road is open.
Update: Mountain Road is closed between Downs Street and Middle Street while the BPD investigates the motor vehicle accident.
The BPD is investigating a serious motor vehicle accident in the area of Mountain Road at Downs Street. The BPD is advising motorist to avoid the area at this time.
Mayor Announces Police Lip Sync Challenge to Premiere at the “We Are One” Softball Game on September 15th On Saturday, September 15th, the third annual “We Are One” community softball game will be held at Muzzy Field. Bristol business owners, community leaders, teachers, children and first responders will be featured in three back-to-back softball games. “We are excited to announce that right before the Police v. Fire game, we will be premiering the Bristol Police Lip Sync Challenge video,” stated Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu. “Produced by Tom Mazzarella of MazzMedia, it is a wonderful way to end the summer. We have all enjoyed the videos from other departments and we think ours is the best.” The video will be shown between the second and third games, at approximately 7:45pm. The Park Department will be utilizing the Showmobile to stage the video. “Dunkin' Donuts has generously offered to sponsor the Lip Sync Challenge Premiere at Muzzy Field,” stated Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu. “We greatly appreciate their generosity and support, and hope everyone enjoys the cameo appearance the Dunkin donuts and coffee have in the video.” Beginning at 4:30pm, the public is invited to historic Muzzy Field in a show of unity to watch the games. The first game will consist of children from the Boys & Girls Club. The second game pits local community leaders against Bristol teachers. The night will wrap up with a highly competitive game between Bristol Police and Fire departments. “We have made some changes to the format this year,” stated event organizer Morris “Rippy” Patton. “The Mum Festival is now the official sponsor of this event, along with their full schedule of other events celebrating Bristol, and those attending are asked to make a free-will donation or donate school supplies. The goal is to “Stuff a Cruiser” with supplies which will be donated to the United Way of West Central Connecticut’s Adopt-A-Child Back to School program. “This has been something we really look forward to,” said Bristol Police Union Jim Pelletier. “We spend a lot of time interacting with the public in our professional capacity. These games give our officers and the firefighters a chance to show the community we are a part of it, even when the uniform comes off.” Sean Lennon, President of the Fire Union Local #773 agreed and said “the Fire Department will be fielding a team, as well as having fire trucks at Muzzy for the community to see up close.” “We have been privileged to be part of this event since the inception three years ago,” said Bristol Police Chief Brian Gould. “Each year the event grows and organizers are always looking for ways to improve it. The goal is to bring our Community together to demonstrate our support and caring for each other. The “We Are One” logo says it all, and we are looking forward to a great day spending time with one another. While at the same time collecting needed supplies for our children.”
For the third straight year, Bristol business owners, community leaders, teachers, children, and our First Responders will be featured in the annual We Are One Softball extravaganza. The event is now an official part of the Mum Festival month of activities. On Saturday, September 15th, at 4:30 pm, the public is invited to historic Muzzy Field in a show of unity to witness three distinct softball games. The first game will consist of children from the Bristol Boys and Girls Club and Family Center. The second game pits local community leaders and business owners against teachers in the Bristol school system. The night will wrap up with a highly competitive gave between softball teams from both the Fire and Police Departments. Admission is free, however, participants and spectators are being asked to make a free-will donation or donate a book bag or any type of school supplies. The goal is to “Stuff a Cruiser” with back packs and school supplies which will be donated to the United Way of West Central Connecticut’s Adopt-A-Child Back to School Program. “We would also like to invite any of the Bristol civic organizations to feel free to set up informational tables along the concourse at Muzzy,” said event organizer Morris “Rippy” Patton. If you cannot attend but would like to make a donation, please send a check to the United Way of West Central Connecticut at 440 North Main Street, Suite D, Bristol, CT, 06010 and note “We Are One” on the check. For information on playing or participating as an organization, please feel free to email Patton at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bristol Police Department (BPD) would like to remind residents to secure their vehicles following several recent thefts of items from the inside of parked vehicles, all of which have occurred during the overnight/early morning hours. The thefts have occurred throughout all parts of the city and the majority involved vehicles parked in private driveways. The following advice is being given to residents: ▪ Lock your vehicle, homes, and garages at all times. ▪ Do not leave valuables in your vehicles. If you must, move them out of plain view or secure them in the trunk. ▪ Do not leave spare vehicle keys/fob or garage door openers in your vehicle. ▪ Enable any security features your vehicle may have i.e. security systems, vehicle tracking. ▪ Always park in a well-lit area. ▪ Immediately report any suspicious activity, persons, or vehicles to the BPD. The BPD would also like to remind residents and business owners that have external surveillance cameras, to register their cameras with the BPD’s Community Watch Team (CWT) program. Video surveillance is a valuable tool in the detection, identification, apprehension and conviction of criminals who plague our City with crime. For more information about the CWT go to http://ct-bristol2.civicplus.com/927/Video-Camera-Registration.
Congratulations to the Central Region Emergency Response Team on their 2nd place over-all finish in the 2018 SWAT challenge. They competed against 32 tactical military and law enforcement (federal and state) teams from many different States. Pictured are the BPD officers who took part in the SWAT challenge.
On Saturday, August 25, 2018 New Britain and Bristol police officers played a game of flag football at Veterans Memorial Stadium to benefit New Britain Police Lieutenant Julia Gallup. Early in May, Julia was diagnosed with breast cancer. Julia’s husband, Ken is a lieutenant with the Bristol Police Department. The BPD would like to thank all who came out to support Julia and Ken. Pictured are the BPD officers and friends who took part in the game. Bristol won the game 12-7.
Today we said goodbye to BPD Technical Support Specialist Ian Rankine. Ian we wish you a very healthy and happy retirement. Thank you for your dedication to the BPD. We will miss you!!! Photos of last punch out.
On Sunday, August 12th the BPD held a Stuff A Cruiser toy drive to benefit the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. The BPD would like to thank everyone who donated a toy. The toy drive was a big success!!
On Sunday, August 12, 2018 the Bristol Police Department will be holding a Stuff A Cruiser toy drive at Walmart, located at 1400 Farmington Avenue, Bristol from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All toys collected will be donated to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. We will be accepting toys for boys and girls between the ages of one through seventeen years old. For the children’s safety, we are unable to accept used toys or stuffed animals. Donated toys will help make every child’s visit to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center as comforting and enjoyable as possible. For more information about Connecticut Children’s Medical Center go to https://www.connecticutchildrens.org/
On Friday, August 3, 2018 Sergeant Ulric Berube and Officer Eric Hanson were promoted during a ceremony at the Bristol Police Department. Sergeant Berube was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and Officer Hanson was promoted to the rank of sergeant. Both Lieutenant Berube and Sergeant Hanson will be assigned to the Patrol Division. Family, friends, and co-workers joined them in a ceremony at the police department. From left to right: Sergeant Hanson, Lieutenant Berube and Chief Gould.
This afternoon, 07/31/2018, Chief Gould met with JoAnn Cilfone, owner of Wayback Burgers located at 123 Farmington Avenue Bristol, CT. JoAnn presented Chief Gould with a generous donation for the Bristol Police K-9 fund. This donation was from a fundraiser held on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Wayback Burgers, in which 15% of all in-store sales was donated. On behalf of the entire Bristol Police Department, Chief Gould THANKS Wayback Burgers for their partnership. Thank you as well to all that came out to visit with us and our K-9 Teams. We appreciate your generosity!!!
This morning, 07/31/2018, Chief Gould met with members from the Frederick-Franklin Lodge No. 14 who made a generous dontation to the Bristol Police K-9 fund. On behalf of the entire Bristol Police Department, Chief Gould THANKS all the members of the Frederick-Franklin Lodge No. 14!
The BPD is asking for help to identify the person in the video. On Thursday, July 26, 2018 at approximately 8:25 P.M the person committed a larceny from a porch of a home in Bristol. Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Kevin Cyr at 860-584-3000.
On Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 11 A.M – 1 P.M Wayback Burgers, located at 123 Farmington Avenue, Bristol, CT will be hosting a fundraiser to benefit the BPD’s K-9 program. 15% of all in-store sales will be donated. The BPD’s K-9 officers will also be at the event.
With the extended heat wave expected, here is a list of cooling centers for the weekend ahead: The Bristol Public Library - Main Branch at 5 High Street, is open as a Cooling Center on Saturday 8:30am-5pm & closed on Sunday, July 1st, reopening Monday-Thursday, 8:30-8:00pm and Friday 8:30am-5:00pm. PLEASE NOTE: The library is open Saturday as a cooling center only - there are no programs or ability to check out books or other materials. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LIBRARY IS NOT OPEN ON Sunday July 1ST AS PREVIOUSLY REPORTED. The Bristol Parks and Recreation reports all splash pads are open from 11am - 6pm and the two outdoor pools at Page and Rockwell Park, are also open from 11am -7pm. On Sunday, Rockwell Park Pool will open EARLY, at 11am. Price Chopper's Food Court is open 24 hours and the manager, Mr. Martini, has graciously offered their location as a Cooling Center. Brian's Angels, an outreach center within St. Vincent dePaul, 19 Jacob St., is open every day, including Fourth of July, from 1pm-5pm. The Agape House, 43 School St, (formerly the Baptist Church) is open every day except Sundays from 8am-Noon. Our friends at the Disabled American Veterans at 191 Riverside Avenue will also be open on Saturday and Sunday from Noon until 5pm and welcome Bristol residents to come cool off there. They are air conditioned, handicapped accessible and have Wi-Fi. As a reminder kindly check on family and/or elderly neighbors. Keep hydrated and remember, animals shouldn't be left outside in the heat, or left in vehicles. Check the Mayor's Office Facebook Page for updates on additional locations.
Bristol PD is investigating a single car collision on Lake Avenue in the area of Lake Compounce. There are multiple injuries but none are serious. Multiple ambulances are at scene treating the injured. Bristol Fire, Southington Fire & Police are also assisting.
The City of Bristol is currently accepting applications for the position of police officer to fill future vacancies. The Closing Date for applications is Saturday, June 30, 2018. Any questions can be emailed to BPDRecruiting@bristolct.gov. Please click the link for more details or to begin the application process. https://www.applitrack.com/bristolct/onlineapp/jobpostings/view.asp?internaltransferform.Url=&category=Public+Safety.
Public Service Announcement: Motor Driven Scooters (Mopeds). As the weather warms up, the presence of mopeds on the roadways is increasing. The BPD’s Traffic Division would like to remind the public of the requirements for operating mopeds.Driver’s License: A valid driver’s license is required for all sizes of mopeds to include those under 50cc engine size. Those 50cc and over require the addition of a motorcycle endorsement. Registration and Insurance: Registration and insurance is not required for a moped under 50cc. 50cc and over does require registration and insurance similar to a motorcycle.Helmets and eye protection: Eye protection is required for all operators regardless of age or size of the moped. Helmets are required for all operators and passengers under 18.A moped of any size is not allowed to be operated on any sidewalk. The operator of a moped must follow all rules of the road, just like a car, while operating on the roadway. Any questions can be directed to the Traffic Division at 860-584-3030.
On Thursday, June 7, 2018 BPD Officers and family members, along with BPD Explorers, ESPN employees and Chippens Hill Middle School students took part in the 2018 Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run.