"The mission of the Darien Police Department's Records Division is to facilitate the legal system in support of both civil and criminal procedure, maintain transparency with the public, and instill confidence in the professionalism of the Department. This is accomplished by ensuring the security and accuracy of all Department records, property and evidence, and data, through courteous and timely processing and dissemination of public records, and by complying with applicable state and federal statutes. "
Hours: 8:30am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday
The Records Division is responsible for all record keeping functions for the police department including arrest reports, incident reports, accident reports, and parking tickets. It operates a computerized records management system, and safeguards all property taken in by the department. The division is staffed by one police officer, three civilian employees and is supervised by Captain Donald Anderson.
The release of information and report copies are limited by State of Connecticut law. Types of reports that will not be released are:
Signed statements of witnesses
Information to be used in a prospective law enforcement action
Arrest records of juveniles
Information on the victim of sexual assault
Refer to Connecticut General Statute 1-210 for complete list.
Found property is held for six (6) months depending on the item. If the item is not claimed we will contact the person who found the item to see if they want it. If the finder does not want the item then it will be disposed of. Some items, such as items of no value will be disposed of prior to the six (6) months. Note: Items found by police officers are not returned to that officer. The items are turned over to the State of Connecticut or destroyed.
The owner of any property seized in connection with a criminal case must go through the Stamford Court to recover the items. Depending on the type of case and the items we do have the option to photograph the item and then return it to the owner. Direct any questions to Records personnel.