Cheshire Police Department

  • Agency: Cheshire Police Department
  • Address: 500 Highland Avenue, Cheshire, 06410 CT
  • Chief: Neil Dryfe (Chief of Police)
Phone: 203 271-5500
Fax: 203 271-5515

Cheshire Police Department is located at 500 Highland Avenue, Cheshire, 06410 CT. The Chief of Police of the department is Neil Dryfe. The Cheshire Police Department phone number is 203 271-5500.

Cheshire Police Department News

***UPDATES/REMINDERS FOR THE CPD LIP SYNC PREMIERE - THE GREATEST SHOW -*** On Monday, 11/12/18, there will be two showings for the lip sync premiere: 6pm and 7pm at the CHS Auditorium. There will be a red carpet and decorations to give it that Hollywood Premiere Vibe. A few guest speeches and thank you's will give way to the main event that we have all been waiting so patiently for. We will be collecting door/entry donations and selling popcorn, cotton candy, slices of pizza (from Cheshire Pizza), coffee, tea, and water. All of the proceeds will go to Cheshire Public Schools and the Hometown Foundation (proudly sponsored by Bozzuto's). You can donate to the Hometown Foundation by visiting their Dream Ride Facebook page: and click the "Donate" button. The CPD takes part in the Dream Ride event every year at the Farmington Polo Club, and it is an amazing experience for everyone! Checks and/or cash will be accepted at the premiere. Any checks (made out to the Cheshire PBA) or cash donated to the PBA for the next month will be dispersed evenly to Cheshire Public Schools and the Hometown Foundation. So Cheshire, lets raise some money for some awesome charities and lets show everyone THE GREATEST SHOW! Check out the two teaser screenshots:

Ladies and gents, this is the moment you've waited for.

Our brothers and sisters in Wallingford did a great job stepping up to the Police Lip Sync challenge!

Movember is here!!!!! Please support our police department as we put our razors away for a month to help CT cancer patients and their families. We appreciate donations of any size and the money raised will help CT cancer patients pay basic living expenses, such as rent, mortgage, and utilities. Thank you for your support!

The escaped convict, from the earlier post, has been taken into custody. We appreciate the calls and assistance in this matter. To those who were concerned that they had not received notification, please sign up for the Code Red on the Town website and follow us on Facebook.

Cheshire police were notified by CT Department of Corrections of an escaped inmate - Luis Clarke dob 12-8-92. Anyone who has contact with Clarke or has information as to his whereabouts should contact their local police or the Cheshire Police 203-271-5500.

Congratulations to Officer Budd and Officer Morley on your graduation from the Connecticut Police Academy. We look forward to great things from each of you.

TRAFFIC ALERT: West Main St between Ives Row and Warren St will be shut down for a few hours this morning as our crash team continues their investigation from the serious accident the other day. Detours have been set up and it is expected to reopen at approximately 11:00 am. Thank you.

On 8/18/18 the Cheshire Police Department arrested Michael Desbiens (7-21-1975). Lka is 95 Fountain St. New Haven and formerly of Cheshire. Interfering 53a-167a Crim trespass 53a-109 Drug paraphernalia 21a-267 Possession >4oz 21a-279b Illegal Manufacturing 21a-277(b) The arrest stemmed from a tip from a local business who monitors their open property via electronic surveillance. It was determined that Desbiens was on property cultivating approximately 70 marijuana plants.

Cheshire Police Department Presents R.A.D. for Seniors Offering awareness and defense strategies for older adults, this course is taught in a relaxed environment that is conducive to learning tested instructional techniques, proven tactics, and unique insights about the problems unique to older adults. Our program also includes physical defense workouts for technique development, and educational components to assist with the development of defensive strategies. The course is led by officers of the Cheshire Police Department, who are certified instructors. The course includes ten sessions of lecture and hands-on training classes. The course is free to Cheshire residents or anyone employed in the Town of Cheshire. It is open to both men and women. Please contact Sgt. Cara Fortier or Off. Tracy Gonzalez (203)271-5500 or go to

The Cheshire Police Department and the Town Council are holding a community meeting on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in Town Hall Council Chambers regarding the recent spike in car break-ins and thefts. Residents are encouraged to attend and participate.

Officer Pirog getting some camp time in with the YMCA today.

Statewide Warrant Operation Today (July 18, 2018), after several months of planning, over 90 municipal, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in Connecticut executed a “Statewide Warrant Sweep Operation”. All arrest warrants served were for State of Connecticut charges and pertain to crimes in violation of Connecticut General Statutes. The operation commenced pre-dawn with each participating agency conducting sweeps for wanted persons within their State Police developed intelligence packages. The State Police provided updated intelligence on these wanted persons in order to conduct safe, timely, and accurate apprehensions. All warrants served in relation to this operation will be referred to a local superior court associated to their jurisdiction. The targets of this operation were individuals who are currently wanted on felony and misdemeanor outstanding arrest warrants incurred during official state investigations. In total, this operation netted 267 arrest warrants being served statewide. Information concerning the identification of each arrested party, to include specific charges, will be available through the local arresting agency or State Police barracks. This operation was conducted with the intent of ensuring a cost effective method of serving outstanding warrants by utilizing a unified mass operation. This operation is a stellar example of collaboration to uphold the judicial system which demands fugitives from justice are presented with an opportunity to a speedy and fair trial. Likewise, we have capitalized on this opportunity to enhance community safety by removing proven and potentially dangerous fugitives from the streets. Furthermore, this operation shows the commitment and the spirit of cooperation amongst the law the enforcement community which will no doubt continue after the conclusion of this operation. This operation illustrates the necessity of working together, and by doing so, can make Connecticut a safer state for all.

Last evening from 11pm -7am, Officers on proactive patrols found seven homes and/or garages left open. In one case two cars were in the garage, unlocked, with keys inside. We want to make It as difficult as possible to allow crime to occur. It takes us all working together to make Cheshire safer. Please be vigilant and secure your belongings, cars, and houses. Check and double check car doors to make sure they are locked.

Our Thoughts & Prayers go to our Blue Family of the Weymouth Police Department! We mourn the loss Officer Michael Chesna who was killed in the line of duty. An officer stands the line not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.

We want you to have a fun Fourth. please use common sense (or call us and ask if you don’t have common sense)- in Connecticut if it launches in the air or goes BOOM, it is probably illegal. It it just shoots sparks it’s probably legal- but both are dangerous.

South Meriden Rd is now open.

South Meriden Rd (CT Rte 70) is closed at its intersection with Country Club Rd and Reservoir Rd due to an motor vehicle accident. This section of road is impassable from all directions. Please avoid this area.

The Cheshire Police Department is hiring-so are MANY Connecticut police departments. Go to Police and sign up for the written test. The test will be hosted at Cheshire High School later this month. One test is good for six months and multiple departments.

Anyone interested in attending this celebration of Mikes great career please contact the PD for tickets.

Today’s Memorial Day Parade will go on as scheduled. 100 road closure, 130 start.

The Town of Cheshire Memorial Day Parade is scheduled to kick off at 130 tommorow, Sunday May 27th. It is anticipated that Route 10 will be closed at approximately 100 with detours in place. While we hope to see everyone at the parade, please remember the reason for the holiday- those heroes we have lost defending this great nation.

With the warmer weather, we remind everyone to be aware of cyclists and pedestrians on and near the road. Cyclists are reminded that when you ride ON the road you are a vehicle and must follow all the rules that a driver must follow (ride with traffic, obeying traffic signs and signals, signaling turns, etc). If you are on a sidewalk you are a pedestrian and must obey all the rules of a pedestrian (properly using crosswalks). Now stop reading Facebook posts and get outside- summers finally here.