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The Branford Police Department is led by Chief Jon Mulhern.
Department administration consists of a staff of 2 Captains and 5 Lieutenants.
Together, they oversee the daily operations of the police department. The tasks performed by this group of dedicated managers and planners range from creating the daily detail and maintaining operations, to administering the department’s complex computer systems.
Our highly skilled patrol division is the backbone of the police department. Patrol is initially responsible for all calls and the majority of community contact. In addition to criminal investigations, the patrol division also conducts all traffic enforcement and investigation in the town. The patrol division is comprised of 6 Sergeants and 31 Police Officers.
The Branford Police Department Detective Division is charged with the responsibility of investigating felony and misdemeanor crimes occurring within its jurisdiction. The Division is responsible for the identification, apprehension, interrogation, prosecution of offenders, case clearance and the processing of stolen and recovered property. Detectives also investigate non-criminal activity, such as missing persons and juvenile related matters.

The Division also investigates Juvenile/Sex Crimes; Robbery/Homicide; Assaults and provides Forensic Services to the department. The bureau handles Residential and Commercial Burglaries, Computer Crimes, Thefts, Economic Crimes and the service of Arrest Warrants. Investigators also process crime scenes forensically and serve outstanding arrest warrants.

The crime analysis office uses predictive analytics and statistical information to direct policing efforts in the Town of Branford.
Telecommunications is the nerve center of the department. Be assured that you will get a professional Telecommunicator every time you call for assistance. All of our telecommunicators are certified through The State of Connecticut. Our fully computerized, central communications center provides police, fire, and emergency medical dispatch for all citizens and visitors of Branford.

The records division archives all written reports and documentation generated by investigations the department conducts. 
Investigative and accident reports may be obtained 3-5 business days after the incident in person or via email at The Records Division can be contacted at 203-315-3900. The Records Division is open Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
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Last Updated: Wed, 12/13/2023 - 9:15am