Crime Prevention Unit

  • Sgt. David Kullgren
  • Off. Maryhelen McCarthy
  • Off. Felica Figol
  • Off. Richard Monckton
  • Telephone Number 203-270-4255

IT IS THE MISSION OF THE NEWTOWN POLICE CRIME PREVENTION SERVICES UNIT TO:

  • Educate every possible person on ways to better protect themselves, their families, homes, businesses, and personal property.
  • Educate every possible person on ways to better help the Newtown Police help you.
  • Maintain a two-way communication between the Newtown Police and the residents and business owners of Newtown.

ATV Laws and Current Issues

HOME SECURITY INSPECTIONS:

Upon appointment, the Newtown Police Crime Prevention Services Unit will conduct a residential security inspection of your property.

A home security inspection will:

  1. Determine existing security conditions.
  2. Identify deficiencies.
  3. Determine the protection needed.
  4. Make recommendations for improvement.

COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAM:

  1. Home security and lighting
  2. Identity Theft
  3. Personal Safety
  4. Child Safety
  5. Bicycle Safety and Registration
  6. Alarm Systems
  7. Vendor Laws

NEWTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT AND ALARM SYSTEMS:

Town of Newtown Code Section 203 Alarm Systems

  1. No person shall install or operate an alarm system within the Town of Newtown until a registration form has been filed with the Newtown Police Department,
  2. All registrants will be required to pay a one-time registration fee of $15.00 for each alarm system registered.

FALSE ALARMS:

The Newtown Police Department shall monitor all false alarms on a calendar year basis. In order to discourage false alarms, the following fee schedule shall be set forth for each calendar year:

  1. For the first three false alarms                                            No Charge
  2. For the fourth such false alarm                                           $30.00
  3. For each subsequent false alarm                                       $50.00

Any person who performs or causes to be performed any of the following acts shall be subject to a fine pursuant to section 7-148 of the Connecticut General Statutes not to exceed $100.00:

  1. Intentional causing of false alarm.
  2. Failure to register an Alarm System or give notice of any changes to a current registration.

Each day of such failure shall constitute a separate violation.