East Haven Police Department

  • Agency: East Haven Police Department
  • Address: 471 North High Street, East Haven, 06512 CT
  • Chief: Leonard Gallo (Chief of Police)
Phone: 203-468-3820

East Haven Police Department is located at 471 North High Street, East Haven, 06512 CT. The Chief of Police of the department is Leonard Gallo. The East Haven Police Department phone number is 203-468-3820.

East Haven Police Department News

Special thanks to Jennifer Higham, The East Haven Chamber of Commerce and Zullo and Jacks for the opportunity to help film this important PSA. This year’s message reminds everybody to lock their cars at night and to report any suspicious activity they see in their neighborhood. (Make sure to stick around for the outtakes!)

Join us for an EHPAL fundraiser at Rockin’ Jump, 709 Foxon Road East Haven, CT on June 18, 2018! The event is from 4:00-8:00 PM. We hope to see you all there!

DEADLINE IS APPROACHING!!! ***Come Work With Us*** The East Haven Police Department is hiring! We are currently accepting applications for an entry level police officer position. Are you good with people? Do you want to serve your community? Do you want to love what you do? If so, please click the link below and begin your journey with us! Deadline is June 15, 2018. http://www.policeapp.com/EastHavenCT

On behalf of the South Central Regional SWAT Team and their families, we want to thank everyone who came out last night to the Stony Creek Brewery to show their support. It means so much to us to know that the community supports and appreciates the sacrifices police officers make on a daily basis. It is because of you that last night's fundraiser was a success!

SCR-SWAT Fundraiser


***Important Information Regarding Tomorrow's Event*** Please Share!! Thank you for your ticket purchase and supporting the South Central Regional SWAT! This message is to inform you on a few details regarding the event. Parking for the event will not be in the Stony Creek Brewery parking lot unless you need handicapped parking. Parking/Shuttle Parking is available at the Branford Train Station located at 39 Maple Street in Branford. Also, limited parking spots are available across the street from the brewery as well as Meadow Street near Kirkham Street. Carpooling is encouraged but not required. Shuttle busses will be running the day of the event on a continuous loop from 3:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Pickup and drop off locations are the Branford Train Station parking lot and the East entrance of the brewery. There are NO FIREARMS allowed at the event unless in full uniform (no exceptions). The brewery is closed to the public the day of the event and will not open until the event starts at 3:00 p.m., so please do not arrive earlier than 3:00 p.m. The team is tentatively scheduled to arrive at the brewery at about 4:25 p.m. If anyone has any questions please contact (203) 676-5253.

Please purchase your tickets if you havent already. This event is tomorrow!!

The East Haven Police Athletic League has opened registrations for the EHPAL Karate (Ages 8-12) and EHPAL Boxing (Ages 12-16). These programs both offer expert instruction from Mike Conroy at his school, American Martial Arts, located at 172 Mill Street, East Haven. Registration is open to East Haven residents only and provides an opportunity for kids to have fun, stay active, and learn self-discipline. The program is for six months, two 45 minute lessons per week, for a registration fee of $65.00 (*Required protective gear must be purchased separately). Assistance with these purchases may be available through EHPAL. There are limited openings available so sign up today at http://tshq.bluesombrero.com/easthavenpal . For questions please contact us via email at easthavenpal@easthavenpolice.com. “

***Come Work With Us*** The East Haven Police Department is hiring! We are currently accepting applications for an entry level police officer position. Are you good with people? Do you want to serve your community? Do you want to love what you do? If so, please click the link below and begin your journey with us! Deadline is June 15, 2018. http://www.policeapp.com/EastHavenCT


***Spread the Word*** We are looking for RAFFLE DONATIONS for next week's #SCRSWAT fundraiser! If you or someone you know provides a service or has an item you would like to donate to our SCR-SWAT raffle, please drop it off at the East Haven Police Department. You can also call Officer Corri Dionne at 203-887-8340. Lets get this raffle going!! Thank you! **Please Share**

Congratulations to Sergeant Justin Brochu, who was awarded the Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit of the Year Award for his work in launching the East Haven Police Athletic League. Sergeant Brochu was honored at last night’s award ceremony!

Special thanks to Chaz and AJ who had LT. Joseph Murgo in studio today to talk about the #SCRSWAT fundraiser being held at the Stony Creek Brewery on May 24, 2018! We have gotten a lot of requests for the "Support SCR-SWAT T-shirts. They are FOR SALE and are live on the Left Hand Print Shoppe website. Please be advised that the ones for sale are Black and not Olive Green. The material is an ultra soft tri-blend cotton. Please support SCR-SWAT and go to the following link to purchase your t-shirt today! Only $20.00!!! https://www.lefthandprint.com/store/ https://audioboom.com/posts/6860534-the-north-haven-explosion-fundraiser

Join us on Thursday, May 24, 2018 for a fundraiser event to benefit the officers and families affected by the North Haven Explosion! The day will include beer, food, raffles and some laughs. Each ticket will include admission, two Stony Creek Craft Beers, Raffle Tickets, and food donated by Donovans Reef, Tommy Sullivans, John and Marias and Home Restaurant. This event means so much to every one of us so we hope to see you all there! ***PLEASE SHARE*** Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/support-south-central-regional-swat-tickets-45908373180?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_term=viewmyevent_button Gofundme: https://www.gofundme.com/support-southcentral-regional-swat SCR-SWAT T-shirts https://www.lefthandprint.com/store/

Please join us on May 24th at the Stony Creek Brewery, 5 Indian Neck Avenue Branford, CT from 3pm-9pm to honor the SCR-SWAT members hurt in the North Haven Explosion. Donations can be placed through our OFFICIAL gofundme page: https://www.gofundme.com/support-southcentral-regional-swat Ticket purchases can be made at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/support-south-central-regional-swat-tickets-45908373180?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_term=viewmyevent_button If you have any questions, please contact: Sergeant Joe Mulhern 203-676-5253 Officer Corrianne Dionne 203-887-8340 We hope to see you there!! On Wednesday, May 2, 2018, the South Central Regional SWAT Team (SCR-SWAT) comprised of officers from the towns of North Haven, East Haven, Branford, North Branford, Madison and Guilford were conducting an operation in the Town of North Haven on Quinnipiac Avenue. Officers were deployed to a residence in an attempt to effect an arrest following an investigation of a domestic violence incident reported earlier. Officers attempted to draw out the suspect peacefully for several hours. Officers began securing the various buildings on the property when suddenly a massive explosion occurred in the barn. Numerous SWAT officers were in the immediate vicinity of the building when the building exploded, causing a massive fire which spread to several buildings on the property. The force of the explosion was so violent, the officers were blown off their feet, away from the structure. Amidst the chaos, officers on scene, including injured officers acted heroically, rushing towards the danger to rescue their injured comrades. These officers are the bravest of the brave, working dangerous conditions to keep our communities safe. Nine officers sustained serious injuries and were hospitalized following the blast. Five officers from East Haven, three from North Haven, and one from Branford were sent to the hospital with injuries including concussions, broken bones, burns, and leg and knee injuries. While all of the officers have finally been released from the hospital, several have very long roads to recovery for their physical and psychological injuries. Some have had, and others will require surgeries. All of them need our help. Our brother officers need our emotional support, but also need financial support as some are single income families and rely on overtime to survive. Money raised on this page will help the officers support their families. Any additional funds not used to support the officers will be donated to charitable organizations that support law enforcement.

East Haven High School Mock D.U.I. Crash Earlier today in conjunction with the East Haven Fire Department and the East Haven chapter of S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive Decisions) we took part in a Mock D.U.I. crash. The mock crash depicted a fatal motor vehicle accident scene involving students that appear to have just left their school’s prom and drove drunk causing the accident. Students from S.A.D.D. were used as actors and played the accident victims, drunk driver (who was arrested), and Grim reaper. The rest of the S.A.D.D. student actors were dressed in all black with painted faces and walked stoically behind a hearse as it drove away with the victims inside of it. As this was taking place, a student read the poem “I Went to a Party Mom”. The message was powerful for all involved, including the first responders who were a part of the scenario. The video was streamed live on the East Haven Police Department Facebook page and has been posted to the page. The message here serves as a visual of how final certain decisions can be. Students need to see the reality of what getting behind the wheel drunk looks like and how it can change your life in an instant if the wrong decision is made. With services like Uber, Lyft, and taxi services, there is no reason why anyone needs to get behind the wheel of a car impaired. We all need to come together as a community and see to it that a tragedy like the one depicted today at the high school never actually happens in East Haven. Anthony Vaspasiano, S.A.D.D. advisor for the EHHS told me his students began preparing for this event over two months ago. He stated that he was extremely proud of the students who took the assignment very seriously and that he hopes it really hits home for the students in attendance. East Haven’s prom is this Saturday night, May 12, 2018.

Congratulations to Sergeant Kevin Klarman who was honored at the Exchange Club of Branford’s “Honor Our Shoreline Heroes” dinner on May 1. Sergeant Klarman has received the Medal of Merit on three separate occasions and has been acknowledged several times for exemplary performance for incidents involving armed subjects and the apprehension of a kidnapping suspect who had abducted a toddler. Congratulations Sergeant Klarman for a job well done!

We want to thank everyone for reaching out to us during this extremely emotional time. Three officers have since been released with two remaining in the hospital. Let’s all say a prayer tonight for a speedy recovery for all involved. Thanks again for all your support.

We have just released DASH CAM footage of Officer Donato Palma's stolen vehicle pursuit. Two apprehensions were made as a result of this pursuit. No injuries were sustained during this incident. On 04/19/2018 at approximately 11:45pm, East Haven Dispatch advised patrolling officers that the New Haven Police Department was on Interstate 91 north near Exit 8 in pursuit of a stolen Gold GMC Yukon with New York plates. It was determined that the New Haven Police Department terminated the pursuit somewhere near the East Haven town line, but a description and last known location was provided to all responding officers. Officer Donato Palma located the vehicle in question as he turned on to Charnes Drive and attempted to initiate a motor vehicle stop in the area of Foxon Hill Road after he observed the vehicle disregard a stop sign and pass cars in a no passing zone at a high rate of speed. The vehicle continued westbound on Foxon Hill Road, driving recklessly, crossing over Quinnipiac Avenue and on to Smith Street in New Haven. In an attempt to elude police, the vehicle entered the Sunset Ridge Apartments, 341 Smith Avenue and proceeded to drive recklessly through the parking lot, eventually encountering a narrow portion of parking lot with no possible outlet. The vehicle continued straight, entering a wooded area and traveled down an embankment and struck a tree. With the assistance of the New Haven Police Department, two apprehensions were made without further incident. Taken into custody was the driver of the stolen vehicle, identified as Noel Adon (01/14/2000) of 2 Bouchet Lane, New Haven, CT and a 17 year old unidentified juvenile. Both individuals were transported to the hospital for evaluation. Once they were released, they were transported to the East Haven Police Department where they were processed. Adon was charged with Larceny in the Second Degree, Engaging Police in Pursuit, Reckless Driving, Interfering with a Police Investigation, and Operating w/o a License. Adon was held on a $10,000.00 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on May 2, 2018 at G.A. 23, 121 Elm Street New Haven, CT The juvenile was issued a juvenile summons charging him with Conspiracy to Commit Larceny in the Second Degree, and Interfering with a Police Investigation. He was given a juvenile court date of May 2, 2018.

***NEW CRUISER ALERT*** Special thanks to Fleet Auto Supply for outfitting our new Dodge Charger Police vehicles! We decided to switch up the design a bit. We hope everyone likes our new look!



Please join us in honoring East Haven's Public Safety Dispatchers for National Public Safety Telecommunicator's Week! We thank them for their dedication to our community and for their ability to work well under pressure. Dispatchers work 24/7 behind the scenes to keep the police, firefighters, and the community safe. We appreciate everything you do!

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