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Community Programs Crime Prevention Frequently Asked Questions Forms Prospect Police Officers Pistol Permit Information

Administrative Lieutenant Nelson J. Abarzua
Tfc. Matthew Comeau, Resident State Trooper
8 Center Street
Prospect, CT. 06712

For Police Services call                                203-393-4200 (Troop I)

For Administrative Non-Emergency call     203-758-6150

For Emergency Services                               911

Office Hours:       7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday

FACEBOOK:       www.facebook.com/ProspectPolice

TWITTER:           @ProspectRSTO

Victim Notification Program Update

The Department of Homeland Security along with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement division want to make all residents away of a Victim Notification Program which allows eligible victims and witnesses to obtain reliable and timely information regarding a criminal alien's release from custody. Victims and witnesses are required to register with the agency in order to receive notification of a criminal alien's release. Listed below is a universal resource locator for the HSI Victim Notification Program. A victim or witness can simply click on the hyperlink and be transferred to a number of valuable victim services programs provided by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. If you have any questions or would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact the Resident State Trooper's Office at 203-758-6150.

Victim Notification Program

Protecting A Growing Community

The Prospect Police Department is proud to serve the Town of Prospect, The best small Town in Connecticut, with a full complement of 17 professional, highly trained and dedicated police officers. Our local force is committed to providing prompt and courteous law enforcement services, and working diligently to maintain a positive and effective presence within our community. Currently operating under the auspices of the Resident State Trooper Program, the Mayor serves as the Town's Chief Executive Officer. Lieutenant Nelson J. Abarzua provides day-to-day oversight of administrative matters and scheduling of personnel, while Resident State Trooper First Class Matthew Comeau supervises the operational Police aspects of the department.


The Prospect Police Department in Partnership with our community is committed to maintaining the peace, protecting life, protecting property, preventing crime, and providing professional law enforcement.

We shall provide these services with compassion, dignity, and proficiency within the framework of the Constitution of the United States and the State of Connecticut.

To enhance the quality of life for all citizens, we will cooperate with other agencies and groups to resolve community concerns.

To fulfill our mission, the Prospect Police Department will provide a supportive work environment that fosters the professional development of its members.

Service will be our commitment, put forth with honor and integrity.


The Prospect Police Department consists of 17 police officers, one Resident Trooper and two civilian employees.

For the Prospect Police, patrolling means more than being mobile and highly visible, it means getting officers out of the patrol cars more often, so they can interact with citizens and business owners in a more positive manner.

The Prospect Police Department is striving to maintain a quality and professional Police Department. Many of our officers have college degrees, and are highly trained officers who have retired from other Departments bringing their expertise to the Town of Prospect. In addition to the basic technical skills, officers receive additional training in DUI enforcement, Accident Investigation, Crime Scene Investigation, Interview and Interrogation Techniques, and Computer Crimes.