Newington Police Department

  • Agency: Newington Police Department
  • Address: 131 Cedar Street, Newington, 06111 CT
  • Chief: Richard Mulhall (Chief of Police)
Phone: (860) 666-8445
Fax: (860) 665-7688
Email:

Newington Police Department is located at 131 Cedar Street, Newington, 06111 CT. The Chief of Police of the department is Richard Mulhall. The Newington Police Department phone number is (860) 666-8445.

Newington Police Department News

TIS THE SEASON Stuff a Cruiser 2018 Come join us on Saturday, December 1 from 9:00am-4:00pm at the Newington Walmart for Newington Police Department's annual Stuff a Cruiser event. Every item donated on this date will go back to Newington resident's in need this holiday season. This is the only Stuff a Cruiser event in Newington, sponsored by the police department, where all donations will stay in town. Hope to see you there!

Rape, Aggression, Defense Officers DeSimone, Williams and Amalfi could not be more impressed with the efforts and heart that these 7 ladies put into their RAD training. Their hard work paid off last night with a very impressive simulations exercise where these women gave it their all and then some. Many thanks to Evelyn Rodriguez and John Quilter of Plainville Police Department for joining us as aggressors and NVFD, Company 1 for use of their training room. We anticipate holding another RAD class in early 2019 and will be taking the first 12 women on the waitlist. If you are interested in this women's self defense program, please contact jdesimone@newingtonct.gov. If you have already submitted an email of interest, i will contact you when it's your turn. Officer Jamie DeSimone

***Press Release - People's Bank Robbery Arrest***

***Press Release - Grantmoor Motor Lodge Arson Arrest***

Teamwork.

**Traffic Advisory** Night time construction work will take place Sunday 11/4/18 thru Thursday 11/8/18 from 9pm until 5am at the intersection of Cedar St. (Rt175) and Willard Ave. (Rt173). Expect lane closures and detours.

Officers Wagner and Corriveau spending time at the Trick or Treat Stroll! NPD in the community!

**Traffic Alert** The Berlin Tpke has reopened to south bound traffic.

**Traffic Alert** All the south bound lanes of the Berlin Tpke are shut down from Rt175 to East Robbins Ave due to a serious multi vehicle crash.

RAD Rape, Aggression, Defense Last night was class 1 of 4 of this women's self defense program presented by Officer Jamie DeSimone, Officer Ryan Williams and Officer Scott Amalfi. Thank you to Newington Rotary, Dermot Woods and all that donate to NPD's Community Relations endeavors that allow important programs like RAD to take place. Interested in getting your name on the RAD waitlist? Send an email to Officer J. DeSimone @ jdesimone@newingtonct.gov.

Citizens Police Academy Emergency Response Team Operations Last night's CPA session was about our Emergency Response Team operations. The session was presented by Lt. Jameson and Sgts. Saccente, O'Brien, and Perry. Attendees learned about the history of the team, the selection process for members, and what goes into planning and executing an operation. The attendees were given the opportunity to view and handle the team's equipment and weapons. Next week Criminal Investigations....

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! BE SAFE!

NO SHAVE NOVEMBER to benefit the Connecticut Cancer Foundation. No Shave November is a month-long journey during which participants forgo shaving and grooming in order to evoke conversation and raise cancer awareness. Have you ever seen a Newington officer with a full beard and mustache? Not as long as many people can remember (if ever???), but in Newington PD's constant effort to support organizations, health issues and give back to the community, you are going to see some hairy officers during the month of November! STEPS TO SPONSOR A NEWINGTON POLICE OFFICER OR THE NEWINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT: Click on the below link...... https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?teamID=835089&langPref=en-CA&Referrer=%26Referrer%3ddirect%252fnone Many thanks to Sgt Ryan Deane for spearheading this initiative and the administration for supporting it!

Yesterday Sgt Saccente and Sgt Perry led patrol officers and sergeants in bunker usage during a training session. Officers were provided instruction on clearing motor vehicles and buildings, along with using the bunker in static and dynamic shooting situations, along with shoot/dont shoot scenarios. Great training!

Citizens Police Academy Narcotics and K9 Lt Jameson, Sgt Aivano, K9 handler Officer Petlik and his partner Argos presented Wednesday's session on Narcotics Investigations and the use of K9 dogs in police work. The evening began with a discussion on the different types of drugs, Narcan, case studies, and multi jurisdictional investigations and wrapped up with Argos taking a bite out of crime (bad guy played by Officer LaChance). Next week..... Emergency Response Team.

NPD sending their support to Berlin K9 Officer Aimee Krzykowski and simultaneously supporting their retired SPSD Kimberly McGlade King who fought a similar battle.

Unfortunately our neighbors to the north recently felt the wrath of those responsible for breaking into/stealing motor vehicles. LOCK UP! http://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc-br-west-hartford-cars-stolen-20181023-story.html

Newington Police will be hosting their friends and family RAD class beginning on Tuesday, October 30th. We are running a waitlist for those that are interested in a future class. If you have sent me an email, you are on that waitlist in the order that you responded. Please contact me with any further questions. Officer DeSimone jdesimone@newingtonct.gov

Citizens Police Academy Last night's CPA was with Community Relations in mind. Animal Control Officer Deb Monde presented on animal issues in town, how to respond and react to wildlife and how to handle situations that present themselves. Sgt Zematis and Sgt Perry showed videos of officers wearing body worn cameras in life threatening situations and answered thought provoking questions. Sgt Perry wrapped up the night with an Active Shooter presentation. His focus wasn't telling attendees what to do, but encouraged them to consider all of their options and items available to them should they find themselves in this situation. Next week..... Narcotics Investigations and a guest star appearance from our K9 Argos and his handler, Officer Petlik.

****Citizens Police Academy Session #5**** Sgt. Perry assisted by Sgt. Zematis presented last night's class on Use of Force. Sgt. Perry went over the law and the police department's policy on Use of Force. Each attendee had the opportunity to fire a Taser and a Less Lethal Shotgun. Several attendees participated in scenario based training where they had to make quick decisions about using deadly force. Afterwards, the attendees went thru various force senarios using the department's Laser Shot system which is a video simulator. Next week, Community Relations.

NPD TRAINING Newington officers are receiving training today. Sgt Perry and Sgt Saccente are providing training on felony motor vehicle stops and the use of stop sticks and Sgt D'Esposito is on day 2 of 9 of medical training for several officers. Training plays an important part in the way that officers respond on the road, therefore it's important to constantly stay in the know, learn, and deploy the latest techniques.

Newington Police Department welcomes 6 new police officers to the force. These officers are either currently in the police academy, reporting to the academy on Tuesday, or are certified officers that begin their field training very shortly.

PRESS RELEASE Effective Thursday, November 1st, the Newington Police Department will enforce the overnight parking ban throughout Newington. The ordinance prohibits parking for more than thirty minutes between the hours of 2:00 A.M. and 6:00 A.M. on any street. This parking ban insures proper sanding and plowing operations and helps prevent accidents on snowy or icy roads. Motorists requiring an exception from this ordinance due to an emergency situation are urged to contact the Newington Police Department at 860-666-8445, ext 6114. We urge the continued cooperation of all our residents and motorists. Chief Stephen Clark Newington Police Department

****CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY SESSION #4**** This week's session was a continuation of Patrol Operations. Officers Amalfi, Benham, and Walker instructed the attendees about car stops and just how unpredictable and dangerous they can be. Each of the attendees made a car stop and did an outstanding job dealing with the various stop situations as they "quickly" evolved. Sgt. Saccente and Officer Buggee instructed the attendees on Building Search Techniques. A very eye opening night. Next week, "Use of Force".