Bridgeport Police Department Information
The Bridgeport Police Department maintains the peace and security of most areas that fall in Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut. Bridgeport is one of the most populous places in Connecticut, making this police department both very active and dedicated to maintaining law and order within its jurisdiction.
Three areas, however, are not handled by the Bridgeport Police Department, even though it should have fallen under the jurisdiction of this department. These three areas are handled by different bodies. The City parks in Bridgeport are maintained not by the Bridgeport Police Department, but by the Bridgeport Park Police. Highway patrols in Bridgeport are usually conducted by the Connecticut State Police Department, and judicial processes, including warrants, are maintained by the Fairfield County State Marshall. Aside from these three jurisdictions, the Bridgeport Police Department handles all other matters and scenarios related to maintaining law and order in Bridgeport.
How do you contact the Bridgeport Police Department?
The City of Bridgeport Police Department can be reached either by visiting their headquarters, through mail/email/social media, or by calling them. If you are facing an emergency, then you should always call 911. Upon calling that number, you will immediately be able to convey your situation and obtain the help that you need. The number for the Bridgeport Police Department is only meant for general inquiries and non-emergency dispatches. For emergency dispatches, you should call 911.
The number for the Bridgeport Police is 203-581-5100. You can also send an email to the Bridgeport Police Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
During certain situations, you may have to visit the Bridgeport Police Headquarters in order to receive help. Even though you can call the police headquarters for general inquiries, not all kinds of information will be available to you via the phone. The department can not give out information on cases where the trial is pending or provide background check reports over the phone or email. If you are looking for help with obtaining certain information, such as an accident report, you will have to visit the headquarters and make an application there.
You will have to visit the Records/Property Division at the headquarters if you want a certain record from the department. During this visit, you will be asked to fill out an application form, pay the fee, which is $.50 per page printed, and show the department relevant identification. There are four kinds of identification that are accepted by the Bridgeport Police, these include:
- A valid Connecticut driver's license.
- A valid passport.
- A valid alien registration identification card, such as a green card.
- A valid non-driver identification card issued by the Connecticut Motor Vehicle Department.
After you have provided these, you will be able to obtain a copy of the information you need. The Records/Property office is open every Monday through Thursday, between 8:30 am and 3:00 pm, and every Friday from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm. The department is closed on State Holidays. This department is located at the main Bridgeport Police headquarters.
The Address for the Bridgeport Police Department is:
Bridgeport Police Department
300 Congress Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Websites and More Contact Information for the Bridgeport Police Department
The official Bridgeport police department website has all the information you could need about the department, its history, its various divisions, and how you can get in touch with them. The website makes it easy to perform simple tasks such as paying parking tickets online, or finding out how to apply for a permit and how much money you would need. You also have information on animal control, a sex offender's registry in compliance with Megan's Law, and information on a Neighborhood Block Watch. If your block does not have a watch, you can also get in touch with the department to start a Neighborhood Block Watch in your area.
The Bridgeport Police Department is also available on Facebook, where you can keep up to date with the department.