6/26/2020 - There has been a great deal of conversation surrounding the eight reform measures that could dramatically reduce police violence. Many have understandably questioned how these apply to the operations of the Westport Police Department. With those questions in mind, the following link briefly details those measures as they compare to our current policy and training standards.
7/9/2020 - I Love Westport campaign video 2. We have asked a number of community friends to make personal promises to keep Westport safe and healthy as we work to re-open Westport. Those promises will be shared through our I Love Westport campaign over the coming weeks. Hear what your friends, neighbors, local business owners and local leaders are promising to do for you. What will your promise be?
7/1/2020 - The station house at Saugatuck Railroad Station is open.
6/25/2020 - I Love Westport campaign video. We have asked a number of community friends to make personal promises to keep Westport safe and healthy as we work to re-open Westport. Those promises will be shared through our I Love Westport campaign over the coming weeks. Hear what your friends, neighbors, local business owners and local leaders are promising to do for you. What will your promise be?
6/16/2020 - Fingerprinting services will resume effective 6/23/20, by appointment only. Please click here for special COVID-19 Fingerprinting Appointment Guidelines. Failure to follow all requirements will result in your appointment being canceled.
6/4/2020 - Effective 6/15/20, the Westport Police Department will resume accepting appointments for NEW temporary pistol permit applications. Once you have completed the application and have all the necessary requirements, please email Detective Restieri, email@example.com, to schedule an appointment. Applications and requirements can be found here.
6/4/2020 - Effective 6/15/20, all persons that have previously been issued a temporary pistol permit from the Westport Police Department must make an appointment with the State of CT to be issued a permanent pistol permit. Please click here to schedule an appointment.
4/3/2020 - Westport United PSA #4.
3/26/2020 - Westport United PSA #3.
3/23/2020 - Westport United PSA #2.
3/22/2020 - Stay safe, stay home. We are in this together. Westport United. In the upcoming days, we will share more clips.
3/18/2020 - The Westport Police Department has implemented important changes to our current operations in the interest of protecting both the public and our officers from the spread of COVID-19. Please see our latest press release Westport Police Department to Modify Operations for detailed changes.
3/18/2020 - The station houses located at both the Saugatuck and Greens Farms Railroad Stations in Westport will be closed to the public until further notice. In both cases, this will have no impact on normal railroad operations at these locations. This closure is in response to the current COVID-19 outbreak and is an additional safeguard to keep groups from congregating in close contact. We will announce when they will re-open.
3/16/2020 - There have been reports elsewhere in the country of people posing as personnel from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) going door-to-door, allegedly conducting a Coronavirus survey or investigation. The CDC is not conducting any such investigation and residents should not grant anyone claiming to be a representative from that agency access to their homes. The town of Westport has not received any complaints of this nature, however the police department wishes to take this opportunity to remind its residents to always be vigilant against potential scams especially in times of localized emergencies.
The mission of the Westport Police Department is to serve the public in a professional manner. We take on the responsibility of making our community safe for all those that live, work or pass through here. We also strive to make our roads safe for motorists and pedestrians alike. It is our responsibility to work with other agencies and with the public we serve and treat everyone with respect and dignity.