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Where is the Stamford Police Department? How can I contact you?

Our address is 805 Bedford St. Stamford CT 06901. Our non emergency numbers are (203) 977-4444 for dispatch and (203) 977-4921.

How can I get a copy of a police report?

Depending on the circumstances, police reports are generally available within four business days following the incident. Police reports, when completed and available, may be obtained at the Records Retention Division conveniently located in the lobby of Police Headquarters. It will be necessary to have the incident number or the date/time of the incident. If an arrest is involved the report will not be released until the court case is resolved. If a suspectís name is on the incident it will not be released as it may hinder the investigation. If the case has been referred to another outside agency or division it will be necessary to request the report from that agency.

How do I file a report with the SPD?

Several forms are available online under Online Documents. If you do not find the report you are looking for you can come into Police Headquarters to speak to an officer or contact the dispatch center to have an officer sent to your location. If an incident requires immediate attention please dial 911.

What should I do if I'm involved in a MVA?

By law, you are obligated to report any motor vehicle accident that meets either of the following two guidelines:
   1) It occurred on a public highway (city street) and
   2) Damage was caused
However, in all cases, we strongly recommend that you contact the police to respond and evaluate for your own protection and documentation against possible future litigation.
Contact the dispatch center either by calling 911 or 203-977-4444 to request that an officer be sent to your location. Move to a safe area off the roadway and await the officer. If there are injuries to the occupants of a vehicle or pedestrian indicate that so that an ambulance can also be dispatched. Request the incident number from the officer taking the report. Contact your insurance company. A copy of the incident can be obtained by following the instructions listed above.

How can I get fingerprints taken for a job application?

This service is available to STAMFORD residents only. The hours are as follows:

What do I do if my car gets towed?

Contact the front desk at police headquarters by calling 203-977-4921 and ask which tow service was working on the date your vehicle was towed. Contact that tow service and make arrangements directly to retrieve your vehicle. It may be necessary to pay fines, register your vehicle or make other arrangements prior to your vehicle being released.

How can I obtain a pistol permit?

Pistol permit applications are available at the police department. The application lists the appropriate steps the applicant will need to follow in order to obtain a pistol permit.

How do I pay my parking ticket?

Parking tickets are paid either through the mail or in person at Cashiering and Permitting on the first floor of the Government Center, 888 Washington Blvd, Stamford. Follow the directions on the back of the ticket.

How can I appeal a parking ticket?

Visit Appeal Parking Tickets where you will find the procedure and the form for appealing a parking ticket.

How can I report an abondoned vehicle?

Contact dispatch at 203-977-4444 to request an officer at the location. If appropriate the vehicle will be tagged with an orange sticker and towed from the location in the near future.

How can I get information about becoming a police
officer?

How can I get information on a lost/stolen or seized property?

Contact the Evidence and Property Division at 203-977-4401.

How do I report a missing person?

A missing person can only be reported in person. Contact dispatch at 911 or 203-977-4444 to request an officer respond to your location or go into police headquarters, front desk. If the missing person is a juvenile you will be referred to the Youth Services Division. It is not necessary to wait 24 hours to report a person missing. Please advise if the person is in danger or requires specific medical attention and provide a recent photograph at the time of the report.

How do I register an alarm system?

Please click the following link False Alarms at www.cityofstamford.org

How do I get a beach permit?

Visit Beach Stickers at www.cityofstamford.org for information and pricing on beach permits.

How do I get a vender permit?

How do I report found/suspicious property?

Contact dispatch at 203-977-4444 or 911 to request an officer at that location or bring the item(s) to Police Headquarters, main lobby, where a report will be filed. DO NOT, under any circumstances, bring any chemical, explosive or infectious items into headquarters.

How do I report a missing person?

A missing person can only be reported in person. Contact dispatch at 911 or 203-977-4444 to request an officer respond to your location or go into police headquarters, front desk. If the missing person is a juvenile you will be referred to the Youth Services Division. It is not necessary to wait 24 hours to report a person missing. Please advise if the person is in danger or requires specific medical attention and provide a recent photograph at the time of the report.

How can I commend a member of the police department for a job well done?

Although our employees don't expect to be thanked for everything they do, recognition of exceptional service is always appreciated. This kind of feedback helps us to know if we're doing a good job. The best way to commend the actions of a Police employee is to write a brief letter or an e-mail directed to Chief Brent Larrabee describing the incident and the actions you think were exceptional. Information such as the date, time and location will help identify the employee if you don't know his or her name. If you choose not to write, you may ask to speak with the employee's supervisor and make a verbal commendation.

How do I hire an extra duty officer for construction, security, to direct traffic or an event?

Contact Auxiliary Services at 203-977-4425 to request information and to make arrangements. Arrangements should be made as far in advance as possible.

How do I resolve outstanding warrants?

Contact Police Headquarters, main lobby at 203-977-4921 to confirm that there is a warrant and make arrangements to come into headquarters to meet with officers. If the warrant is not out of Stamford we will not be able to process it, you are required to turn yourself in at the jurisdiction in which the warrant was applied for.

How do I find out if a sex offender is living / working near my home?

Information regarding sex offenders can be found here.
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