Board of Police Commissioners

 

Establishment

The Plainfield Police Department was established as in independent police force pursuant to town ordinance adopted May 26, 1982.  The Board of Police Commissioners was authorized to organize the department to provide police protection for the Town of Plainfield 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  The Plainfield Police Department has law enforcement jurisdiction within the borders of the Town of Plainfield.

Authority

The authority for the Board of Police Commissioners is gained through Connecticut Statutes specifically within the provisions of Sections 7-274, 7-275, 7-276, 7a-278, and 7-279.  The Board of Police Commissioners shall consist of five members, who shall be elected in accordance of Section 9-201 of the Connecticut General Statutes.

The Board of Police Commissioners shall have general management and the supervision of the Plainfield Police Department, the property and equipment used in connection herewith, shall make all regulations for the governing thereof not contrary to law, and may prescribe suitable penalties for the violation of any such regulation, including suspension or removal from office any officer or member of  the department, with the exception of the Chief of Police, who comes under Section 7-278 of the Connecticut General Statutes.    

 (TOP LEFT TO RIGHT)

Commisioner Alan Rioux, Commissioner Douglas Smith,
Commisioner Bruce Dawley, Commisioner Melissa Wilcox,  &
Commisioner Chairman William Holmes 

The Board of Police Commissioners shall have the sole power of appointment, promotion, and removal of the officers and members of the department, under such regulations as it adopts for the purpose and such appointees shall hold officer during good behavior and until removed for causes upon written charges after hearing.

Traffic Authority

The Board of Police Commissioners shall be the Traffic Authority for the Town of Plainfield in accordance with the provisions of Section 14-297 of the Connecticut General Statutes.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or if we can be of any assistance, please contact the Board of Police Commissioners at plainfieldpolicecommission@hotmail.com.