Bethel Police Department

  • Agency: Bethel Police Department
  • Address: 49 Plumtrees Rd, Bethel, 06801 CT
  • Chief:
Phone: 203-743-5500
Fax: (203) 748-1333

Bethel Police Department is located at 49 Plumtrees Rd, Bethel, 06801 CT. The Bethel Police Department phone number is 203-743-5500.

Bethel Police Department News

The Bethel Police Department now has a permanent MedReturn Drug Collection Unit! Citizens looking to dispose of excess and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications can now visit the safe and secure permanent drop off location at the Bethel Police Department, 49 Plumtrees Rd. The Housatonic Valley Coalition against Substance Abuse and the Bethel Community Cares Coalition has partnered with the Bethel Police Department to establish a permanent MedReturn drug collection program in order to reduce the supply of drugs that can potentially harm teens and adults. According to the 2011 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), more than six million Americans abuse prescription drugs. Among youth who are 12 to 17 years old, 7.4 percent report past year non-medical use of prescription drugs. Properly disposing of excess drugs is everyone’s responsibility as a matter of public safety. More than 70 percent of young people abusing prescription pain relievers get them through friends or family, a statistic that includes raiding the family medicine cabinet. Now Bethel citizens won’t have to wait for a specific take-back day to clean out their medicine cabinets. The collection site is open 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Drugs can be dropped off with no questions asked. The Bethel Police Department is also participating in the DEA’s National Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday September 27, 2014 from 10AM-2PM.

Thanks to Brookfield Police Sgt Osuch and his K9 Bruno for joining Bethel Police Ofc Cleary and his K9 Bishop as well as members of the department's Emergency Services Unit at Target's National Night Out!

Bethel PD will have a table at the sidewalk sale on Sunday 07/13 so stop by and pick up some home and personal safety info and goodies for the kids!

It's that time again! The CT Department of Transportation is having their annual Roadway Safety Poster Contest. They are looking for artists in grades K-6 to put their imaginations to the test and create a poster to enter into the 2014 Roadway Safety Poster Contest sponsored by the CT Department of Transportation/UCONN Technology Transfer Center, the CT Police Chiefs Association, and the Federal Highway Administration. The theme of this year's contest is Every Life Counts in CT, which emphasizes the idea that we are all responsible for making our roads safe and efficient. The kids are invited to submit their impressions of roadway safety (e.g. Don't Text and Drive, Seat Belt Safety, Slow Down in Work and School Zones, Don't Drive Distracted, etc) in the form of an 8 ½" by 11" poster on paper, cardboard, or foam board for judging. This year, they have made the process easier, and you can send your submissions directly to the judging panel at the UCONN CT Technology Transfer Center. Just click on this link for instructions: http://www.t2center.uconn.edu/pdfs/2014PosterContestPacket.pdf Submissions are due by March 7, 2014, with prizes awarded to the top posters in grades K-1, 2-4, and 5-6. The winners will also be featured on UCONN's website for all to see! Good luck, and if you have any questions, please contact Detective Lynn Morris at 203-744-7900 or lmorris@bethelpd.com.

Tomorrow October 26th is the national Prescription Drug Take-Back event. The Bethel Police Department, in conjunction with the DEA, is taking unused, unwanted, or expired medications for safe disposal from 10AM-2PM at the police department at 49 Plumtrees Rd. No questions asked, just drop and go! Any questions, please contact Detective Lynn Morris 203-744-7900.

We had a blast at the Officer Phil presentations at Rockwell, Berry, and Johnson Schools on 05/20/13 and 05/21/13. J.T. from the Officer Phil program and Detective Lynn Morris entertained the kids with easy to remember ways of staying safe!

Congrats to Bethel 1st grader Bryan Sghia for his Honorable Mention win in the statewide 2013 Roadway Safety Poster Contest!

Congrats to Bethel 1st grader Bryan Sghia for his Honorable Mention win in the statewide 2013 Roadway Safety Poster Contest!

Thanks, Bryan, for reminding us not to text and drive!

Congrats to Bethel 1st grader Bryan Sghia for his Honorable Mention win in the statewide 2013 Roadway Safety Poster Contest!

THE BETHEL POLICE DEPARTMENT IS TAKING BACK UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS APRIL 27, 2013 FROM 10 AM TO 2 PM AT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. On Saturday April 27th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Bethel Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to the police department at 49 Plumtrees Rd. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Any questions, call Det. Lynn Morris 203-744-7900.

Nice job to Shayla and all of the chefs. Captain Bruckenthal and Youth Officer Lynn Morris had a hard time choosing the winner out of all of the delicious salads!

Congrats to our newest Patrol Sergeant Stephen Pugner, sworn in last night and ready for duty!

The Bethel Police Department is looking for artists in grades K-6 to put their imaginations to the test and create a poster to enter into the 2013 Roadway Safety Poster Contest sponsored by the CT Department of Transportation, UCONN, and the Work Zone Safety Awareness Working Group. The theme of this year’s contest is Every Life Counts in CT, which emphasizes the idea that we are all responsible for making our roads safe and efficient. The kids are invited to submit their impressions of roadway safety in the form of an 8 ½” by 11” poster on paper, cardboard, or foam board to the police department, where we will then send them to UCONN for judging. Some topic ideas might be Obey the Speed Limit, Slow Down in Work Zones, Don’t Drive Distracted, or Don’t Text and Drive. All winners will receive gift baskets and have their posters displayed on UCONN’s website for all to see! The link to see the contest rules and regulations, as well as past poster winners is below and all participants must sign a release form for their submissions. All submissions received by the Bethel Police Department will be promptly forwarded to UCONN for judging and winners will be notified by April 5, 2013. Please contact Youth Officer Lynn Morris at 203-744-7900 or lmorris@bethelpd.com in order to enter or if you have any questions. Entries are due by March 7, 2013 to the Bethel Police Department. Link: http://www.t2center.uconn.edu/pdfs/2013%20Roadway%20Safety%20Poster%20Contest%20info.pdf.

Our condolences to all those families of victims in Friday's tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown as well as prayers of strength for all the first responders involved.

The Bethel Police Department/PBA will be at Target on Saturday 12/08/12 from 11-4 taking donations of new, unwrapped toys for children ages 2-16. We will be stuffing a police car with the toys and taking all to the Town of Bethel Dept of Social Services to be distributed to less fortunate families this holiday season. Any questions, please call 203-744-7900.

Halloween is coming and we want to remind everyone to Trick or Treat safely! Drivers watch for children in the roadways on Halloween afternoon and evening and parents, please make sure your children wear reflective clothing and watch out for cars. Some good ideas for Trick or Treating are downtown Bethel's Treat Street on Saturday 10/27 @1PM or Big Y's Trunk or Treat on 10/31 @5PM.

THE BETHEL POLICE DEPARTMENT IS TAKING BACK UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS SEPTEMBER 29, 2012 FROM 10 AM TO 2 PM AT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. On Saturday September 29th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Bethel Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to the police department at 49 Plumtrees Rd. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Any questions, call Det. Lynn Morris 203-744-7900.

Just a note of warning on daytime burglaries over the past month: Make sure doors and windows are locked, even on the hot days. Easy access is what these thieves are looking for, so do not make it easy for them!

Rainy start! Good luck Keith and safe travels!

Two week countdown until Bethel's own Sgt Keith Mackenzie begins his bike ride for the Police Unity Tour! We will be updating his progress on our Facebook page. He has raised over $6,000 and we are immensely proud of him-Go KMack!