Community Services

The Community Services Unit has the responsibility for filling requests from the public for police / community services. Requests for talks and presentations come from various civic, business, educational, religious, and other organizations. While all Bloomfield Police personnel are responsible for service to the community, specially trained and assigned personnel make up the Community Services Unit.

You might have heard the phrase Community Policing and wondered what that meant. Community policing is not a program or an activity that is undertaken by a specialized unit within the department. It is a philosophy that guides the approach to policing taken by every unit in the department. This means that sometimes non-traditional police methods need to be used. It is truly a partnership of shared responsibility in both policing and problem-solving between the citizens and the police.

In 1829, Sir Robert Peel said it best. "The police are the public, and the public are the police. The police are only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to the duties that are incumbent upon every citizen in the interest of community welfare and existence."

The Community Services Unit can be reached by calling the main police number: 860-242-5501 and asking to speak with a Community Services Officer.