Chief of Police
Hours of Operation- Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m.
Phone Number- 860-826-3190
Fingerprinting - Takes place in the Records Bureau on the 1st floor of NBPD for New Britain residents only. The fee is $5.00 per card. We do not supply the cards. They can be obtained from the agency requesting you be fingerprinted. Fingerprinting is done on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday between 10:00AM-12:00PM and 2:00PM until 3:00PM.
Copies of accidents reports - $.50 per page for accident reports.
Copies of Police Reports- City Ordinance 2-10(V)(a)(1) Except as otherwise provided by federal or state law, any member of the public shall not be required to pay a fee for copies of any public records or files up to twenty dollars ($20.00) at a rate of fifty cents (.50) per page. Said member of the public shall be required to pay any fee over twenty ($20.00). For the purposes of this subdivision “request” shall be copies of public records or files requested in a single day.
Records Check- The Record Division can conduct a local record check by visiting our department during usual business hours 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Monday – Friday. If you wish to receive a State record check we have the State forms or you can visit the Department of Public Safety’s (State Police) website @ www.ct.gov/dps and follow their instructions. There is a $5.00 fee for a record check.
Handgun permit- Applications for handgun permits can be obtained from the Records Division during usual business hours 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Monday – Friday. Pistol permits are done by appointment only. New Britain residents only. Schedule an appointment at 860-826-3190 for pistol permit fingerprinting.
Fees for Certain Records
Certified Police Report: $5.00
CD w/ Photos: $10.00 for CD
Requesting Police Reports
Copies of reports may be requested in person or by mail. However, State Statutes govern which reports are permitted to be copied. After a certain length of time your report may have been destroyed according to the schedule provided by the Public Records Administration. There are many variables which may come into play in whether your report is releasable.
Police reports, particularly motor vehicle incidents or accidents, are available 3 to 5 working days of the incident. Please call the Records Division prior to picking up a report to ensure that the report you are seeking is available.
Copies of reports that contain arrests are not available from the Police Department until all charges have been adjudicated in court. For those that need an arrest report prior to their court date, a lawyer may contact the court clerk to obtain a copy.