Berlin Police Department

  • Agency: Berlin Police Department
  • Address: 240 Kensington Rd, Kensington, 06037 CT
  • Chief:
Phone: (860) 828-7080
Fax: (860) 828-7590

Berlin Police Department is located at 240 Kensington Rd, Kensington, 06037 CT. The Berlin Police Department phone number is (860) 828-7080.

Berlin Police Department News

The Berlin Police Department has once again partnered with Pralines Ice Cream for our Safe Kids~Wear Lids Bicycle Safety Program. Throughout the Spring and Summer officers will be randomly rewarding kids found to be biking responsibly and wearing their helmets. Ofc. Depinto and Sgt. Solek found plenty of safe kids today at Willard Elementary School and they were each given a "ticket", don't worry, these tickets are good ones....redeemable for a free ice cream at Pralines. The kids can also be entered into a raffle at the end of the summer if they write a parents name and phone number on the back of the ticket prior to redeeming it at Pralines. Griswold, Hubbard, St. Paul's, Moreland, and McGee we didn't forget you, I'm sure officers will be visiting you guys in the near future so make sure you are wearing those helmets and biking safe!

It was a beautiful day to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, who served in our armed forces and all those who currently serve our country. We thank you all for the freedoms we are blessed to have. We would like to thank Joseph Marino for taking the photos of Chief Klett and our Honor Guard. We hope you all had a wonderful weekend.

Mark your calendars! Berlin Police Dare officers will be serving your dinner at Central Pizza on Wednesday, June 6th. Here is how it works: Officers will help serve your dinner (don't worry, they won't do the cooking) and all they ask is that you consider a small donation to help support the Berlin Police Dare program. Your donation will be used to offset the costs of the annual Dare conference. There, officers receive the latest training in bullying, current drug trends, school violence and other topics that they bring back to the Berlin school community. Donations should be above and beyond your customary gratuity for your regular servers who work very hard and depend upon the tips! Your support is greatly appreciated.

****Parade Participants*** Please use Grove Hill for parade drop offs of people and/or equipment. Please avoid Peck St as it will be closed for participants to muster in the street.

******Final Reminder******The weather looks perfect so the 2018 Berlin Memorial Day Parade will step off at 9:00 am on Saturday, May 26th! *****PLEASE NOTE THE DATE CHANGE****Parade route is eastbound on Farmington Avenue from Peck Street to Massirio Drive and ending at Veterans Park. Road closures and delays should be expected. Access to Farmington Avenue area businesses will be restricted temporarily but roads re-opened as the parade passes. Please plan accordingly and be patient as we celebrate our heroes and remember the sacrifices made in order to afford us these opportunities. If it does rain, the rain date is Monday, May 28th.

On 5/10/18, Berlin Police were called to a wooded area off of Deming Road just after midnight. The caller, Ericka Lanza of Berlin, told police that she was getting out of her car when she heard someone calling for help in the darkness. Police searched the area and found an elderly man who had fallen down a hill while out for a walk earlier. The man was unable to get up and had been lying in the woods for several hours, yelling, until Ericka finally heard his calls. He was tended to by EMS staff and found to be in good health. Officer Dan Ithier presented Ericka wth a Berlin Police community service coin in appreciation for her reporting her concern and potentially avoiding a tragedy. If you see something (or hear it), say something!

The Berlin PD would like to thank the lovely ladies who stopped by from Community Mental Health Affiliates ("CMHA"). They brought us some delicious treats to celebrate Police Week. Thank you for thinking of us all - we truly appreciate your thoughtfulness.

The 2018 Berlin Memorial Day Parade will step off at 9:00 am on Saturday, May 26th! *****PLEASE NOTE THE DATE CHANGE****Parade route is eastbound on Farmington Avenue from Peck Street to Massirio Drive and ending at Veterans Park. Road closures and delays should be expected. Access to Farmington Avenue area businesses will be restricted temporarily but roads re-opened as the parade passes. Please plan accordingly and be patient as we celebrate our heroes and remember the sacrifices made in order to afford us these opportunities. Rain date is Monday, May 28th.

Update- National Drug Take Back Day April 2018 On Saturday April 28th the Berlin Police Department joined with the Drug Enforcement Agency as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The operation was very successful with 194.4 lbs. of prescription drugs being collected. If you have any additional questions about drug disposal or future events, please contact: Sergeant John McCormack at jmccormack@berlinpd.org or 860-828-7191.

Everyone here at the Berlin Police Department would like to thank Mrs. Janice Dounouk for lunch at the police department today! The officers were very excited when she arrived with pizza, cookies, soda and of course....donuts!! Thank you again - everyone appreciates your generosity.

On Friday, Casner met with the Dempsey family and accepted their gracious donation of a Garmin GPS unit to ensure Casner’s safety. Recently in CT alone there have been cases of canines being separated from their handlers while working. This generous donation will ensure that this will never happen! The K9 teams and everyone here at the Berlin Police Department thank the Dempsey’s!

The northbound side of the Berlin Turnpike is closed between Woodlawn Road and Deming Road until further notice due to flooding. Please seek an alternate route. ***Update*** The Berlin Turnpike is now open in both directions. Thank you for your cooperation!

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Yarmouth, MA Police Dept and the family and friends of Officer Sean Gannon. Officer Gannon was tragically shot and killed while serving a warrant this afternoon. Rest in Peace brother. Officer Sean Gannon Yarmouth Police Dept EOW - 04/12/2018 Officer Gannon’s K9 partner was also struck by gunfire and is currently being treated by animal specialists.

Happy National Telecommunicators Week, especially to those who are the first in line for all of Berlin's emergency services. Hope, Debbie, Phyllis, Tammy, Dave, Rick, Matt, Tom and Josh each represent the finest in professional service. The residents, businesses and visitors to the Town of Berlin are well served by this team and each of the emergency responders appreciate the lifeline you provide. Thank you and have a great week!

Officers representing Berlin Police Department joined brothers and sisters from across the country at funeral services for TFC Kevin Miller today. Rest easy TFC Miller.

PRESS RELEASE CARS Program (Community Assistance in Response to Stolen cars/property) In our continuing efforts to reduce the number of stolen motor vehicles and thefts from motor vehicles occurring in Berlin, we have initiated a new program and need help from members of our community. More and more private residents and businesses have taken steps to protect their homes and businesses with security systems, many of which include exterior video surveillance cameras. The footage these video cameras capture can be instrumental to officers when it comes to identifying the suspects and narrowing down a time frame as to when these crimes are occurring. The current issue facing officers is that often times they are not aware of locations that have external surveillance systems. To bridge this gap the Berlin Police Department is creating a database that will document the location of exterior surveillance cameras controlled by private businesses and residences. The information we collect will be confidential and won’t be shared. CARS is a voluntary program and we are asking members of the community who have external surveillance cameras to partner with us. This can be done by providing us with the address where the cameras are located and the contact information & phone number of someone who can access the video. When a crime occurs, our officers will search the CARS database to see if anyone in the immediate area may have surveillance footage. Officers will make contact with registrants and request to view and possibly collect the camera footage. If you would like to participate in the CARS program, please contact Sergeant Shawn Solek 860-828-7080 / ssolek@berlinpd.org or Officer Michael LoCastro 860-828-7080 / mlocastro@berlinpd.org. Fillable registration forms are also available via this link http://www.town.berlin.ct.us/egov/documents/1522758711_22474.pdf.

From April 2nd to April 30th, 2018 the Berlin Police will be out in force looking for distracted drivers as part of the U Drive. U Text. U Pay. campaign, a high-visibility effort to enforce distracted-driving laws. Distracted driving is a real problem. During this enforcement period, officers will be ticketing anyone who is texting or on their phone while behind the wheel. The bottom line is is you text and drive, you will pay. Violating Connecticut's distracted driving laws can be costly. Drivers who are ticketed for this violation can be fined $150 for a first offense, $300 for a second offense and $500 for third and subsequent offenses. We know your phone is your life, but don't let it cost your or someone else their life. Drive safe. Drive smart. Drive responsibly. Thank you.

The Berlin Police Department would like to recognize the generosity of Debbie and Audrey, they put together an awesome Easter basket along with clothes and various items for a local family that recently lost everything in a fire that destroyed their home. LT Gallupe and Ofc O'Connor presented them with Department Coins of Appreciation.

The men and women of BPD are sending condolences to the family of Trooper Kevin Miller and the Connecticut State Police. We mourn the loss of a brother officer.