Public Information Releases
In accordance with the New London Police Department's General Duty Manual, the Deputy Chief of Police shall serve as the department's Public Information Officer (PIO). As such, the Deputy Chief will assume all responsibilities inherent in the department's routine communications with the news media, including routine preparation of the police log for news media, assisting news personnel in covering routine news stories, distributing agency news releases, etc. In the absence of the PIO, other supervisors may be responsible for media relations regarding minor incidents, with Command Staff approval. The full General Order regarding release of information to the news media may be viewed here
. The arrest log, with basic "arrest record" information, is available for public inspection twenty-four hours per day. More specific queries regarding police incidents/information must be directed to the PIO.
If you have any questions regarding ongoing police incidents, or if you are a member of the news media requesting to be added to the distribution list for the daily arrest logs and/or press releases, please contact Police Administration at 860-447-5262. For information regarding police reports or crime statistics, please contact the Records Section, by clicking here or by telephone at 860-447-5282.
Police Public/Press Releases:
Routine press releases designed to provide routine information such as traffic enforcement efforts, new police programs, crime prevention, etc. are approved by the PIO prior to release. These can be found on our Facebook page: