Community Relations encompasses the following units:
Community Policing Office
The Community Policing Office handles the following responsibilities:
- Presenting public talks to groups on topics of interest to the community
- Provides liaison between block watch captains and the department
- Directs the Police Athletic League.
- Home security surveys.
- Coordinates "Northwest Connecticut Crime Stoppers and Tip Line" program
This program was developed as a spirit of cooperation between the citizens of Torrington and the Torrington Police Department. It was developed to assist police in establishing safe neighborhoods by preventing crime and reporting suspicious acts to police. Currently there are 48 active Crime Watch programs.
This program can be referred to as the "eyes and ears" of the police department. The department supplies the Block Watch Captain of each Crime Watch Neighborhood with information on crime trends within the city. When a Crime Watch member reports suspicious activity, they are able to remain anonymous.
To establish a Crime Watch Program in your neighborhood, please call our Community Policing Office at 860-489-2014.
Offers rewards for information on criminal activity which results in the arrest of an individual for such crime.
All calls are kept confidential.
In conjunction with the Boy Scouts of America, the Explorer Program is designed for young adults aged 14 -20 that are interested in law enforcement as a career or have a strong interest in public safety. This program is part of a continuing effort to support community policing.