Police Department

About Us

The Police Department is responsible for the safety and well being of over 23,000 residents. We monitor the 35 square miles of Ridgefield which borders the New York towns of Lewisboro, Brewster and North Salem and the Connecticut towns of Wilton, Redding and Danbury. We also administer many Community Programs such as DARE, GRADD and Neighborhood Watch.

The Police Department is under the command of Chief John Roche.

Department Staff

One Major
Three Captains
Five Lieutenants
Five Sergeants
Twenty-six Officers
Seven Civilians

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Police Department building at night

Copies of reports may be requested from the Records Department. State Statutes dictate what reports may be released to the public so all requests may not be accommodated.

A fee of $.50 per page (cash or check) will be charged for all reports that are released; no reports are faxed. If necessary, a report can be left at the front desk so it can be picked up after the Records Department closes. If left at the front desk, the report can be picked up 24/7 but the correct amount for the report will be needed at the time it is picked up.

Routine accident reports are usually available within (2) to (3) working days of the occurrence. It is always a good idea to call Records to be sure the report is available before you come for it. In the event of a fatality or criminal charges connected with an accident, the report may not be available for a while due to the more extensive investigation involved.

Incident Reports:
Release of incident reports is limited by the State of Connecticut State Statutes, requests may be made to the Records Department. The RPD will not release:

  • Active / Pending Cases
  • Arrest Reports  
  • Medical Records
  • Juvenile Information
  • Uncorroborated Allegations

Record Check:
A form needs to be submitted to the Records Department and a photo ID will need to be presented (preferably an operator's license). The record check is only for the Town of Ridgefield. If a record check for the State of Connecticut is desired, see DPS website.

Fingerprinting is provided for Ridgefield residents only. Residents are urged to call the general number (203 438.6531) before coming to Headquarters to be sure there is no one in lock-up and that there is available manpower. The RPD does not provide any fingerprint cards; they should be provided by the agency requesting that you be fingerprinted.

Special Duty (Hire an Officer):
The Department provides off-duty Officers for side jobs, when requested. A form will need to be submitted and a deposit will be required at the time the request is made. An Officer will handle the request at the front desk or you can contact the Uniform Division Commander at 203 431.2799; View form.  

Staff Contacts

Name Title
John Roche Chief