The Granby Police Department was established in 1959. The Department is responsible for the preservation of the public peace, the prevention of crime, and the apprehension of criminal violators. The Department serves to regulate traffic, investigate motor vehicle collisions and enforce the laws of the State of Connecticut and the municipal ordinances of the Town of Granby.
Additionally, the Granby Police Department acts as the first responder to requests for emergency medical assistance within the Town of Granby. All officers are at least certified by the State of Connecticut as Emergency Medical Responders and many have advanced certification as Emergency Medical Technicians. Patrol vehicles are equipped with Automatic External Defibrillators and each officer is trained in the use of intranasal naloxone for the treatment of opioid overdose.
The Granby Police Department operates a multi-town Public Safety Answering Point providing professional police, fire, and emergency medical service (EMS) dispatch services for the towns of Granby (police, fire, and EMS), East Granby (fire and EMS), and Hartland (EMS). The center is staffed around the clock by professional, certified Emergency Telecommunicators. In addition to answering and dispatching emergency calls, the dispatchers also handle routine calls for service and walk in traffic.
The Police Department is staffed by:
16 sworn officers - Chief, Captain, 4 Sergeants, 9 Patrol Officers, and 1 Detective.
8 civilian dispatchers - 4 part time and 4 full time.
2 support staff - records clerk and administrative assistant.
The Granby Police Department participates with the towns of Avon, Bloomfield, Canton, Farmington, Simsbury, Suffield, Windsor, and Windsor Locks in the North Central Municipal Emergency Services Team (NCMEST) and the North Central Municipal Accident Reconstruction Squad (NCMARS). This coalition of police agencies provides the opportunity for Granby officers to expand their interests into such specialized areas of law enforcement as: accident investigation and reconstruction, crisis/hostage negotiations and SWAT. As a result of these specialties, a cadre of trained personnel are available as needed to assist or supplement the Town of Granby during critical incidents.