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Professionalism. Integrity. Compassion.

The Putnam Police Department was established in 1896. For over 120 years, it has been our commitment to protect and serve Putnam, CT through partnership with all our citizens, visitors and merchants as we aim to understand and serve the needs of the public, maintaining a safe and friendly community.


Our mission is ‘to police our community with professionalism, integrity and compassion, working in harmony with our citizens to maintain a quality of life that promotes safe and secure streets and neighborhoods’. We are deeply committed to this – and as such, members of the department are held to the highest of standards. We maintain the approachability of a small-town department where officers are known by name, while at the same time keeping pace with technology and procedures which are equal to a large city department.

Meet our newest Officer - Hailey Griffin


Officer Hailey Griffin was sworn in August 29, 2022, coming to the Putnam Police Department as a lateral hire who previously served five years with the Plainfield Police Department. Officer Griffin brings a wealth of experience and knowledge with her, and is anticipated to be an outstanding addition to the Putnam Police Department.


Officer Griffin is a 2012 graduate of Plainfield High School and in 2016 earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Post University during which time she completed a student internship with Putnam Police, was a two sport Division II athlete, and graduated Cum Laude.

She holds a Police Officer Standards and Training Council (POSTC) Detective Certification, is a certified Field Training Officer (FTO), and is Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) trained.

Officer Griffin is the second female Officer hired by Putnam Police, and has now become the 17th sworn member of the Department.


Since 2007, our newsletter, The Community Beat, has aimed to provide the Putnam, CT community with information, tips & education as we feature the men and women of our department with all they do on - and off - the beat.

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*Sponsored by Putnam Bank, The Putnam Business Association and Wheelabrator Putnam Inc.

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Once a month, Chief  of Police Christopher Ferace and Police Captain Justin Lussier join WINY's Gary "O" to provide an update on what is happening at the PD including events and initiatives, as well as safety information.


Listen on the radio or watch through Facebook live!

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