The Torrington Police Department employs dedicated Patrol Officers who are committed to improving the quality of life in our community through proactive patrol techniques and the principles of Community Policing. The officers of the Patrol Division have many responsibilities and perform several duties within the City of Torrington. They include, but are not limited to: Investigating crimes, Identifying criminal offenders and criminal activity and where appropriate apprehending offenders.  Reducing the opportunities for the commission of crime through prevention patrol and other measures.  Aiding people who are in danger of physical harm and Assisting citizens who are requesting assistance or information.

In addition to these duties, several of our Patrol Officers have taken on additional responsibilities, such as participating in our DARE program, interacting with community members and organizations to prevent crime, selective traffic enforcement programs and the training of fellow officers. The Patrol Division includes both a School Resource Officer and a College Resource Officer, who work closely with the Elementary Schools, Middle School, High School and Eastern Wyoming College to assist them as needed and provide education to our community’s youth.

 

Driving in Snow and Ice

The best advice for driving in bad winter weather is not to drive at all, if you can avoid it.  Don't go out until the snow plows and sanding trucks have had a chance to do their work, and allow yourself extra time to reach your destination.

If you must travel, check the most recent road conditions before your departure. 

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What Is Community Policing?

Cities and counties across the nation are turning to community policing. Community policing is a strategy that builds on fundamental policing practices with an emphasis on crime prevention and lasting solutions to problems. It requires new resolve from citizens and new thinking from police officers.

Community policing reduces crime and fear while restoring a sense of order. But it also can rebuild the bond between citizens and government.

Police officers, as public servants who interact with citizens on a daily basis, have a unique opportunity to demonstrate the importance of citizen involvement in the community.  In turn, they realize that their authority and effectiveness are linked directly to the support they receive from citizens. When fully embraced, community policing is democracy at its best.

The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 authorized funds to promote community policing and add 100,000 community policing officers to our nation's streets. The U.S. Department of Justice created the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) to carry out this mission.