Welcome to the Newington Police Departments Records Division. Our Records Division handles all reports generated by the Police Department. Our purpose and goal is to provide 100% customer service to both our internal and external customers. The division does this by storing, retrieving, reproducing and delivering reports to all of our customers alike. Below you will find answers to commonly asked questions, the cost of reports, types of reports and directions to our office. The hours of operation for the public are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. The Records Division is closed on weekends and holidays. Citizens can contact the Records Division at 860-665-7331. Our Fax # is 860-667-8430.
How can I obtain copies of police reports?
Copies of police reports either can be obtained from the Records Division during usual working hours, Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or requested by mail (see below). A fee of $.50 per page is charged for all reports (cash or checks only). Please note that motor vehicle accident reports generally are not available for 5 days from the date of occurrence. Call 860-665-7331 to inquire about the availability of reports.
If you elect to mail a request, the case number along with full payment (per number of pages) of the requested report, and a self addressed stamped envelope must be included. The case number and payment amount can be obtained by calling the above listed number. Once you have the case number and costs you may mail your request to:
Newington Police Department
131 Cedar Street
Newington, CT 06111
Note: The department cannot release copies of arrest reports until they are disposed of in court (provided the charges are not dismissed in which case the report is erased). Reports are maintained in accordance with State Statutes and normally are kept for 10 years with certain exceptions.
How do I make a record check for an individual?
The Record Division can conduct a local record check by visiting our department during usual business hours 8:30 AM to 4:30 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.
What is the process for getting fingerprinted?
The police department can fingerprint town residents as well as people who work in town. This service is available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00am to 2:00pm (pending officer availability) for a $25.00 fee. There are various applications that require fingerprinting so please call 860-665-7331 to inquire about specific applications. We do not accept appointments for fingerprinting services.
How do I obtain an application for carrying a handgun?
Applications for handgun permits can be obtained from the Records Division during usual business hours 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday – Friday.
How do I obtain a Vendor Permit?
Vendor permits can be obtained from the Records Department Monday - Friday from 0830 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There is a $35.00 fee for the permit.
How do I obtain a Tag Sale permit?
Tag sale permits can be obtained from the Records Department Monday - Friday from 0830 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There is no fee for this permit.