Community Programs and Services

The Cheshire Police Department offers a wide variety of programs and services to help keep our residents safe and informed. 

Fingerprinting Services:

All Cheshire residents and individuals employed by, or seeking employment with, a business in the Town of Cheshire, may come to the Cheshire Police Department and have their fingerprints taken. Our hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on any non-holiday. There is a $5.00 fee for fingerprinting services and valid photo identification is required. Each session takes approximately 15-20 minutes and the $5.00 fee will be waived for Pistol Permit applications and Child I.D. fingerprinting services.

Note for Pistol Permit Applicants:  Fingerprints will only be taken when a complete application packet is ready to be turned in.

Citizen's Police Academy

Information will be posted here when the Academy can be offered again.

Child Safety Seat Inspections:

Contact Officer Kevin Zaksewicz at (203) 271-5541 to schedule an appointment and please arrange to bring your child and all safety seat instructions to the inspection.
For more information on child safety and safety seats, search

Rape Aggression Defense Class (R.A.D.):

 "RAD" is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. It is a comprehensive course for women that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training.  Contact Cara Fortier or Gretchen Ovesny by email, or call (203) 271-5500 to inquire about upcoming classes.


Guided Tours of Police Headquarters will be available pursuant to COVID restrictions.


Click on the links below for additional information:

911 Special Needs Alert
Active Shooter Pamphlet
Alarm Registration
Bad Check Packet
Bicycle Safety and Annual Bicycle Rodeo
Children with Special Need Registry Questionnaire
Pistol Permit Application
Records Request
Robbery Prevention
Shoplifting Prevention
Smart Consumer Program
Vacant Home Safety Tips
Vending Permits


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