The Willimantic Police Department was established in 1893 and currently consists of 44 sworn officers with headquarters at the Public Safety Complex located at 22 Meadow St. The department is lead by Chief Roberto Rosado and is a full service law enforcement agency, providing 24-hour service and protection to our community and its residents. The dedicated men and women of the Willimantic Police Department are committed to providing quality service while working cooperatively with the community to enforce the laws, preserve peace, and provide a safe environment thus improving the quality of life of our residents.
The Willimantic Police Department will provide the community with the highest quality of law enforcement services. The mission is to prevent crime, preserve order, and to protect the rights, lives, and property of the citizens of Willimantic, Connecticut. These services will be efficient and effectively rendered with the most effective expenditure of available resources, and delivered courteously and professionally.
Willimantic Police Code of Honor
I am a Willimantic City Police Officer - A soldier of the law.
To me is entrusted the honor of the Department.
I will serve the City of Willimantic honestly and faithfully and, if need be, lay down my life rather than swerve from the path of duty.
I will be loyal to my superiors, obey the Law and enforce the Law without discrimination as to class, color, creed or conditions and without fear or favor.
I will help those in distress, and at all times, conduct myself as to uphold the honor of the Department.
School Resource Officer (SRO)
The School Resource Officers Program was developed in order to better deal with a wide range of public concerns, which include violence in schools, drug and alcohol abuse, and any problems that affect the school’s quality of life.
The term School Resource Officer or S.R.O., refers to how an Officer applies to the community policing philosophy within a school environment. Their school is their permanent beat. The SRO provides police related services, both inside and outside of their schools, while contining to solve problems that have a negative impact on the school’s environment.
The School Resource Officers are resources for their schools. They are trained to fulfill three primary roles. First and foremost they are Law Enforcement Officers, whose main purpose is to keep the peace in their schools. Second, they are law related mentors who provide guidance and information to students, their families, and school staff. Thirdly, they are law related “teachers”, who can provide the schools with additional resources by sharing their expertise in the classroom (when requested and available).
The SRO’s primary work hours correlate with Windham High School's student schedule.
Electronic applicant fingerprinting for all purposes will be available at the Willimantic Police Department from:
- Saturday, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
There is no charge for Windham Public School and Pistol Permit applicants. All other transactions will have a $5.00 fee, including non-residents needing prints for DMV purposes.
Appointments are not needed and Connecticut or F.B.I. fingerprint cards WILL BE provided
The Willimantic Police Department has permanently installed a Prescription Drug Take Back Box in the lobby. It is available to the public 24/7.
Firearm/Ordnance Turn In
Please call ahead for instructions before transporting or surrendering firearms. We will accept most types of firearms, ordnance, ammunition, or other dangerous weapons. Please do not attempt to handle or manipulate items if you are uncertain or unfamiliar with them.
Child Seat Installation
It gives us comfort knowing that children passengers are properly secured in their safety seats while traveling down the roadways.
For professional car seat installation's and/or advice, feel free to contact Officer Lisee via the routine Police telephone line. If you wish to make an appointment with Officer Lisee he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Willimantic HOPE Program
To help reduce the number of fatal and non-fatal overdoses in Willimantic, we are adopting a police-assisted recovery program modeled after the Heroin/Opioid Prevention and Education (HOPE) initiative. It is our aim to ensure that our Officers go above and beyond the call of duty to preserve life and to guide those in need of a little extra assistance with their battle with addiction .