Police / Resident Trooper

Mission Statement

The Connecticut Department of Public Safety is committed to protecting and improving the quality of life for all by providing enforcement, regulatory, and scientific services through prevention, education, and innovative use of technology.

In striving to accomplish our mission, we embody our core values with great PRIDE:

Professionalism through an elite and diverse team of trained men and women.
Respect for ourselves and others through our words and actions.
Integrity through adherence to standards and values that foster public trust.
Dedication to service.
Equality through fair and unprejudiced application of the law.

Chester Police Officers:
OFC Robert Monday FC 65 – 860-993-4225
OFC Craig Lee FC63 – 860-790-0102
OFC Paul DeCrosta #67 – 860-652-5118

Resident State Trooper Luke LaRue
860-526-0013, Ext. 205 or 860-526-3605
Email: PoliceServices@chesterct.org

Resident Troopers spend their patrol time within their assigned town. The Chester Resident Trooper,  Luke LaRue  teaches DARE to Chester Elementary students. All investigations, including motor vehicle accidents, burglaries, larcenies, traffic services, and personal crimes are initiated by Chester Town officers and the Resident Trooper. When the office is not staffed, all calls are responded to by CT State Troopers assigned to Troop F in Westbrook.

Pistol Permit Applications: To apply, see Jenny Watrous in the Selectman’s Office for an application.

Fingerprints: Please call (860)526-0013 ext. 202 for fingerprints. Request that a member of the Resident Troopers Office meet you at the Chester Town Hall for this service. There is no fee for this service to town residents.

Citation Hearing Officers / Citation Review Board – 2-year Term (Appointed by Board of Selectmen)

  • Kathryn m. Merola                   11/19/2019 – R
  • Elizabeth A. Perreault              11/19/2019 – U
  • Richard Schreiber                     11/19/2019 – R
  • Whitelaw Wilson                       11/19/2019 – U
  • Vacancy                                       11/19/2019