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Police Department
174 South Ave, New Canaan, CT 06840

The New Canaan Police Department has 43 officers responsible for public safety and law enforcement in town.


The force includes a motorcycle traffic patrol and bike patrol. A full-time school resource officer is in place at New Canaan High School and a part-time officer at Saxe Middle School. New Canaan's Animal Control officers are also part of the force.

The Police Department offers finger printing services, background checks for local employers, child IDs and safety seat installations, and officers will even check on your house when you're away.

If a club, school or organization would like Officer McFadden and K9 Zira to come and do a demonstration they should contact Officer McFadden at: 203-594-3543.

If you're in pursuit of a pistol permit or a raffle permit, they're available here.

Animal Control
174 South Ave, New Canaan, CT 06840

One  full-time and two part-time Animal Control officers respond to calls regarding dog bites, bats flyingMore indoors, battles between dogs and wild life, roaming dogs, and rabies risks.

Animal Control also keeps track of bears and coyotes that occasionally wander through town. If you see a coyote add a report to the sightings map at http://patch.com/gAMG  and be sure to call it in to 203-594-3510.

Stray dogs will be taken in and put up for adoption after seven days. Lost and found cats are only logged.

Once a year, Animal Control joins Strays and Others in sponsoring a low-cost rabies vaccination and spaying and neutering clinic.

Animal Control is part of the Police Department.