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.


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.

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



Once a month, Chief  of Police Christopher Ferace and Police Capitan Justin Lussier join WINY's Gary "O" t o 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;

APRIL 27, 2021 | 7:30 AM
MAY 25, 2021 | 7:30 AM

JUNE 29, 2021 | 7:30 AM

JULY 27, 2021 | 7:30 AM

AUGUST 31, 2021 | 7:30 AM

SEPTEMBER 28, 2021 | 7:30 AM

OCTOBER 26, 2021 | 7:30 AM

NOVEMBER 30, 2021 | 7:30 AM

DECEMBER 28, 2021 | 7:30 AM

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The Putnam Special Services District Authority has oversight of the Putnam Police Department and Putnam Fire Department. Learn more at www.putnampolice.com/ssd.