Hours of Operation: Mon-Wed: 8:00-4:30 Thur: 8:00-5:30 Fri: 8:00-12:00

Police Department

Our Police Department

Our Staff:
Chief – Edward Stephens (estephens@wolcottpolice.org)
Sergeant – Pat Malloy (pmalloy@wolcottpolice.org)
Sergeant – Chris Wihbey (cwihbey@wolcottpolice.org)
Sergeant – Lenny Greene (lgreene@wolcottpolice.org)
Sergeant – Michael Christiano ( mchristiano@wolcottpolice.org)

Our Location:
Wolcott Public Safety Facility
225 Nichols Rd
Wolcott, CT 06716

Our Hours:
24 hours/day, 7 days/week

Our Contact Information:
Telephone Emergency: 911
Telephone Non-emergency: 203-879-1414
Fax: 203-879-8128
Web: www.wolcottpd.org


Wolcott Police History

The Wolcott Police Department as a full time Law Enforcement agency was created by an act of the General Assembly in July 1937. Prior to that time the town had been policed by constables. The act provided for the appointment of a three member Board of Police Commissioners charged with the responsibility of the general management and control of the Police Department. The first Commissioners were Martin J. Whalen, Layton Rose, and Frank Kreger. In 1959, the act was amended to increase the board’s membership to five.

An act establishing the offices of Chief of Police and other Ranking Officers was passed by the State Legislature in May of 1957.

Wolcott’s Chiefs:

  • George C. Ranslow: November 1958 – June 1977
  • William Wabuda: July 1977 – June 1981
  • Roy Hoffman: July 1981 – February 1989
  • James Watson: March 1989 – August 2000
  • Paul Scirpo: September 2000 – August 2009
  • Neil O’Leary: September 2009 – December 2010
  • Edward Stephens: December 2010 – present

The original location of the Wolcott Police Department was in the building that now houses the offices of the Superintendent of Schools located on Center Street. In 1958, the Police Department moved to the first floor of the Wolcott Town Hall where it occupied three rooms. In 1966, it was moved to another location, the two room Woodtick School House located at 225 Nichols Road. A special town meeting authorized the remodeling of this building which was to become the town’s new Police Station. The total cost of this project was less than $7,000.00 which was appropriated for the project.

The Woodtick School served as the town’s Police Station until 1990. During that time more renovations took place and there was some expansion as the town grew and the police department grew.

In 1987, then Chief of Police Roy Hoffman approached the Town Council and Mayor Edward S. Wilensky requesting that a new Police facility be built for the Town of Wolcott. The Old Woodtick School, which had 3,700 square feet of space, could no longer accommodate the growing department. It was simply bursting at the seams.

On November 8, 1988 a town referendum was held so the citizens of Wolcott could vote on a proposed new Public Safety Facility. The outcome of the referendum showed public support of the project, and on September 5, 1989 ground breaking for the new Public Safety Facility took place directly behind the old Woodtick School.

Approximately one year later, on October 15, 1990, the new facility was completed and the Wolcott Police Department is now a 13,500 square foot building.

The Public Safety Facility also houses the offices of the Municipal Animal Control Officer, Fire Marshal, Fire Chief, Civil Preparedness and Local Emergency Planning Commission. This facility is expected to serve the needs of the Town of Wolcott for the next quarter century and puts the Town of Wolcott in compliance with State and Federal guidelines for handicapped accessibility, storage of evidence and records and security measures to protect the wellbeing of our citizens, staff and criminal offenders.


Police – Gaming Permits

As of January 1, 2018, the State of Connecticut mandated that gaming permits (i.e. Bingo, Raffle, Bazaar) and fees associated with these permits be handled by the municipality in which the event will be held. Within the Town of Wolcott, this process will be managed by the Wolcott Police Department.

Once all forms have been completed, please drop off the forms with a check or money order for the appropriate fee to the Wolcott Police Department at 225 Nichols Road, Wolcott, CT.

If you have any questions, call please contact Lt. Lenny Greene via email at lgreene@wolcottpolice.org or call 203-879-1414.

Police – Gaming Permits – Bingo

Information regarding the application process for running a Bingo is available here.

The Bingo Permit Fee costs are:

  • Class A – $75
  • Class B – $5 per day
  • Class C – $50

Click the link below to view/print a document:

Once all forms have been completed, please drop off the forms with a check or money order for the appropriate fee to the Wolcott Police Department at 225 Nichols Road, Wolcott, CT.

if you have any questions, call please contact Lt. Lenny Greene via email at lgreene@wolcottpolice.org or call 203-879-1414.

Police – Gaming Permits – Raffle

Information regarding the application process for running a Raffle is available here.

The Raffle Permit Fee costs are:

  • Class 1 – $25
  • Class 2 – $10
  • Class 3 – $10 per day
  • Class 4 – $5
  • Class 5 – $40
  • Class 6 – $50
  • Class 7 – $100

NOTE: For all permit classes, an applicant’s qualifications will be investigated when the total aggregate value of the price exceeds $7,500.

Click here for Raffle Permit Types.

Click the link below to view/print a document:

Once all forms have been completed, please drop off the forms with a check or money order for the appropriate fee to the Wolcott Police Department at 225 Nichols Road, Wolcott, CT.

If you have any questions, call please contact Lt. Lenny Greene via email at lgreene@wolcottpolice.org or call 203-879-1414.

Police – Gaming Permits – Bazaar

Information regarding the application process for running a Bazaar is available here.

The Bazaar Permit Fee costs are $10 per day for a Class 3 Bazaar.

NOTE: For all permit classes, an applicant’s qualifications will be investigated when the total aggregate value of the price exceeds $7,500.

Click here for Bazaar Permit Types.

Click the link below to view/print a document:

Once all forms have been completed, please drop off the forms with a check or money order for the appropriate fee to the Wolcott Police Department at 225 Nichols Road, Wolcott, CT.

If you have any questions, call please contact Lt. Lenny Greene via email at lgreene@wolcottpolice.org  or call 1-203-879-1414.