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The Bridgeport Police Department’s Detective Bureau is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

An appointment can be scheduled by calling 203-581-5201

Crime Information

If anyone has questions regarding a crime or a current investigation, they can contact the Detective Bureau at 203-581-5201 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If anyone has information about an ongoing crime, please contact (203) 576-TIPS (24/7 phone number)

Warrant Applications

Felony Crimes

For Felony Crimes, the complainant or victim must see a detective. The victim must first have reported the crime to the patrol division. The patrol division then files a written incident report. The victim will be instructed by the officer when the report will be available, and to call the detective bureau at 203-581-5201 to arrange to meet with a detective.

At the meeting, a detective or a supervisor will review the report and determine what action should be taken. Often, it is at this time that a warrant application is given to the victim/complainant. These matters are handled Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Warrant Instructions/Application


Misdemeanor Crimes

The warrant application process for Misdemeanor crimes is the same as Felony crimes.

In order for the Bridgeport Police to expedite the handling of your case download the following Four-page packet, that explains what a person needs to know when seeking to have a warrant prepared and the forms that need to be filled out.

Arson Unit

The arson unit is staffed by members of the Bridgeport Fire Department.

The arson tip-line is 203-576-8372. This telephone is equipped with a voice mail system.

The arson hot-line is 1-800-84-ARSON.

Rewards of up to $2,500.00 are frequently offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of individuals responsible for an arson.