Police Department

Message from Chief Scott MacFarlan

I am pleased to have the opportunity of introducing you to the Hartford Police Department.

We are a professional police department; dedicated to providing the highest quality police service to the citizens we serve. We have a strong emphasis on community policing. Working cooperatively with the public, we strive to improve the quality of life in the City of Hartford. Through our invaluable partnership with the community, and the various methods of outreach and communication, we have taken law enforcement and crime solving to a new level. Moving from traditional policing to community based policing allows us to be proactive in our efforts to ensure a safe community for all those who live, work, and play in Hartford.

Policing in today’s world has dramatically changed and the use technology has become an integral part of the job. The department’s latest technological advancements have helped to support police operations and allowed for greater efficiency. Our policing efforts through the use of Facebook, body worn cameras, drones, and digital forensic software, have provided our officers with the tools necessary to do their job more safely and effectively.

The Hartford Police Department strives to recruit the best and brightest in law enforcement. We pride ourselves on our professional and talented sworn and civilian staff. I am honored to serve the Hartford community as a member of the Hartford Police Department. I would like to thank all of the past and present members of this department whose dedication, skills and persistence has been instrumental in forming the reputation that our department enjoys today. Our staff come to work each day with the same fierce determination for fairness, justice, accountability, honesty, and ethical behavior.


It is the mission of the Hartford Police Department to enhance the quality of life through community based policing that provides police services in a fair, conscientious and professional manner.

Thank you for visiting us!

Scott MacFarlan
Hartford Chief of Police