Police Athletic League

Crisis Intervention Team

The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) was formed in June 2011 and is comprised of Police Officers, Detectives and Dispatchers with special training in the recognition of, and response to, a wide variety of Mental Health and Substance Abuse issues.  The Crisis Intervention Team and the Fairfield Police Department aspire to provide the best services possible to individuals and families living with mental illness and take every possible step to connect these individuals and families to the resources they need.

 


 

FPD CIT Brochures:  
Adults/General  |  Juveniles  |  Substance Abuse  |  Senior Citizens  |  Veterans

 

Juvenile Resources:  
Care Coordination  |  Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services (EMPS)  |  SafeReturn Network

 

Senior Citizen Resources:  
SafeReturn Network  |  "Are you OK?" Program

 

211 Information Line:  Click here

 


 

What is “CIT”? 

 

“CIT” stands for “Crisis Intervention Team.” CIT is a team of Police Officers with special training in recog-nition of, and response to, a wide variety of Mental Health and Substance Abuse issues. In addition to hours of exposure to many forms of moderate to se-vere Mental Health/Behavioral Conditions, this train-ing involves further development of skills in interper-sonal communications, de-escalation techniques, conflict resolution, and awareness of available Mental Health and Substance Abuse resources. 

 

What is CIT’s importance to The Town of Fairfield? 

 

Research shows that those afflicted with some form of mental illness are many times more likely to encoun-ter law enforcement. It is important for officers to be able to recognize the difference between the symp-toms of a mental health crisis versus deliberate eva-sive or combative behavior. The officer’s degree of training will dictate his/her approach to, engagement of, and interaction with these individuals. The extra training CIT officers receive can help to facilitate the likely-hood of positive incident resolution for both the officer(s) and the individual(s) in crisis, as well as any bystanders. 

 

What are the goals of the CIT Program? 

 

In aspiring to provide the best service possible to indi-viduals and families living with mental illness, and taking every step to connect these individuals and families to the resources they need, we also work to accomplish the following goals: 

  • Less need for the use of Lethal Force 

  • Reduction in injuries to mental health consumers 

  • Reduction in officer injuries 

  • Reduction in Emergency Room recidivism 

  • Jail Diversion 

  • Reduction in civil litigation 

  • Improvements in community relations 

 

You can request to speak to a CIT Officer at any time!

 


 

 

CodeRED Community Notification Enrollment

CodeRed

The Town of Fairfield has contracted with Emergency Communications Network to license a new and improved high-speed phone notification system, CodeRED, which replaces Reverse 911 and provides Fairfield officials with the ability to quickly deliver phone messages to targeted areas or to the entire Town in emergency situations.

Town officials caution that such systems are only as good as the telephone number database supporting them. If a phone number is not already in the Town’s previous emergency notification database, then a resident or business will not be called. First Selectman Mike Tetreau said, “One of the reasons the CodeRED system was selected by the Town is that it gives individuals and businesses the ability to add their own phone numbers directly into the system's database which is an extremely important feature.”

All businesses should register, as well as all residents who aren’t already in the system; have unlisted phone numbers; have changed their phone number or address within the past year; or who use a cellular phone or VIP phone as their primary number.

CLICK HERE to register with CodeRed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Missing / Lost Pet

 

There are no current listings for lost pets     

  

 

Pet Adoption

 


 

Fairfield Animal Control has several dogs and cats available for adoption.  Please consult with ACO Paul Miller, to see if the pet you want will make a good fit for your family.

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 


 

 

 


 


Permits

 

PISTOL PERMITS

Individuals wanting to apply for a State of Connecticut Pistol Permit can either pick up an application at the Fairfield Police Department (24/7) or download one from the link below. Please be sure to follow the application instructions included with the packet.

 

You will need to complete the application and return it to the Fairfield Police Department along with the following items:

  • Completed, signed and notarized application (notary must note his/her expiration date).

  • Passport-sized photo (2"x2").

  • Obtain and submit a certification of competency with a handgun from a NRA firearms instructor, from a gun club officer or from a police firearms instructor.

  • Provide proof of your date and place of birth (Copy of your birth certificate, passport or naturalization certificate).

  • Provide proof you are a Fairfield resident and/or business owner.

  • Three Cashier's Checks or Money Orders payable to the following:

  1. Fairfield Police Department: $70.00
  2. Treasurer - State of CT $16.50
  3. Treasurer - State of CT $50.00

Once the application is completed, it should be taken to the Fairfield Police Department, 100 Reef Road, ONLY during the following hours:

 

Tuesday and Thursday 1pm - 5pm - OR - Saturday 9am - 12 noon.

 

If your documents are in order, you will be fingerprinted at the time of submission, which will conclude the application process. Applicants should be aware that the review process is approximately 8 weeks long.

 

If approved, applicant will receive a Temporary State Pistol Permit which can be redeemed for a full permit at any Connecticut State Police Barracks. 

click here to download a pistol permit application

TRANSIENT MERCHANTS

 

Town of Fairfield ordinance 99-2 states "no person shall engage in business as a transient merchant within the Town unless he shall have a transient merchant's license issued by the Chief of Police.

Transient Merchant: Any person who, as principal or agent, either goes from place to place or occupies a roadside or outside stand or booth, including a vehicle from which sales are made, selling or offering for sale any goods, wares or merchandise for purchase for immediate or future delivery, which shall include any offer to sell or offer of any printed material and sales of or contracts for sales of services to be performed within the Town of Fairfield.

The following are exempt from the above definition:

farmer or gardner selling the produce from his own farm or garden.persons engaged in the sale ,distribution and delivery of milk, tea, coffee, spices, groceries, meats, bakery goods or newspapers.salesmen selling goods to retail or wholesale establishments within the Town for resale.salesmen taking orders for merchandise for future delivery when full payment is not required when the order is solicitedregularly scheduled route salesmen.vendors at fairs on Town or Board of Education property.any person engaged in the selling of goods and services on behalf or under the authority of any charitable or nonprofit organization having a Connecticut office or registered with the Secretary of State of Connecticut.persons requested to call upon a private residence by the owner or occupant thereof.

 

Town of Fairfield ordinance 99-2 states "no person shall engage in business as a transient merchant within the Town unless he shall have a transient merchant's license issued by the Chief of Police.

Transient Merchant: Any person who, as principal or agent, either goes from place to place or occupies a roadside or outside stand or booth, including a vehicle from which sales are made, selling or offering for sale any goods, wares or merchandise for purchase for immediate or future delivery, which shall include any offer to sell or offer of any printed material and sales of or contracts for sales of services to be performed within the Town of Fairfield.

The following are exempt from the above definition:

  • farmer or gardner selling the produce from his own farm or garden.
  • persons engaged in the sale ,distribution and delivery of milk, tea, coffee, spices, groceries, meats, bakery goods or newspapers.
  • salesmen selling goods to retail or wholesale establishments within the Town for resale.
  • salesmen taking orders for merchandise for future delivery when full payment is not required when the order is solicited
  • regularly scheduled route salesmen.
  • vendors at fairs on Town or Board of Education property.
  • any person engaged in the selling of goods and services on behalf or under the authority of any charitable or nonprofit organization having a Connecticut office or registered with the Secretary of State of Connecticut.
  • persons requested to call upon a private residence by the owner or occupant thereof.
  • person using a roadside or outside stand on the same site as an established business owned or operated by the same person (Zoning regulations may apply. Property owners should check with Town of Fairfield Zoning Department).
  • minor using a roadside or outside stand or booth located at his home.

Persons wishing to engage in businesses defined as transient merchant must complete an application available at the Fairfield Police Department. Applicants must possess a valid State of Connecticut Sales Tax number. The fees for a transient merchant permit are listed below.

 

 

 

 

RESIDENT

NON-RESIDENT

1 Year

$75.00

1 Year

$250.00

10 Day

$50.00

10 Day

$100.00

 

 

 

Questions regarding transient merchant permits should be directed to the Fairfield Police Department Detective Division (203) 254-4840.

Penalties for violating any of the provisions of this ordinance, or making any false statement, or misrepresentation of fact, for the purpose of obtaining permission to solicit orders shall, upon conviction thereof, and in addition to other penalties provided by law, be subject to a fine not to exceed One Hundred Dollars ($100.00), each solicitation or sale being deemed a separate offense. Persons engages in any of the activities listed under the definition of transient merchant shall conform to the following regulations:

  • conduct himself at all times in an orderly and lawful manner
  • clearly state the purpose of the contact (to make a sale and general goods or services offered)
  • give a written, signed receipt (describing item or service sold, total price, amount of payment received)
  • not obstruct pedestrian or vehicle traffic
  • shall not sell on street, sidewalk or other public place: spray string, stink bombs, and similar devices.

The above are excerpt from the Town ordinance. For complete details refer to actual ordinance.

 

 

 

 

OTHER PERMITS

 

 

 

The following permits are also available from the Fairfield Police Department:

  • Raffle/Bazaar 
  • Games of Chance
  • Precious Metal Dealers
  • Ride
  • Auction