The New Canaan Police Department is at 174 South Avenue, next to the Schoolhouse Apartments. It was the sixth department in Fairfield County to become nationally accredited. It is headed by Chief Leon Krolikowski, who succeeded Chief Edward Nadriczny, who retired at the end of June 2013 after a 36-year career in law enforcement.

The department handles criminal investigations and accidents, patrols the streets of New Canaan and offers a host of other services for residents. Call 203-594-3500 for routine calls. Website: newcanaanpolice.org.