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Reminder: The Durham Resident State Trooper’s Office is not staffed 24 hours a day.
If you need immediate assistance or to report a crime, contact the Westbrook Barracks at 860-399-2100 or 1-800-256-5761.
The Resident State Trooper has the responsibility of handling every police related function in the Town of Durham which includes investigating crimes, car collisions, teaching D.A.R.E., community policing activities, applying for federal grants, patrolling the town, enforcing motor vehicle laws, making arrests and giving public presentations on a wide array of public safety issues, just to name a few.
The Connecticut State Police, Resident State Trooper Program began in 1947 and has become one of the most effective programs in law enforcement for smaller, community policing. Durham started their Resident State Trooper Program in September of 1998. Several other State Police Departments around the country have used the Connecticut State Police, Resident State Trooper Program as a model for designing their own programs.
The program is cost effective for towns in which the individual town has highly trained, professional State Troopers assigned strictly to the town. The Resident State Troopers are employed by the State Police and the town enters into a contract with the State Police Department for the services of the State Troopers.
The Town Hall primarily handles pistol permits, not the resident state trooper. To obtain a permit to carry a gun in the State of CT, you must first receive a local temporary pistol permit from the town in which you reside. If you would like to apply, click HERE