The Detective Bureau is open for appointments Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
An appointment can be scheduled by calling 203-581-5201
- For further information call 203-581-5263 during the normal hours of operation listed in our Permits and Fingerprinting(click here) page.
- Fingerprinting services are available for work-related background checks, motor vehicle commercial operator’s license, pistol permits, immigration and sexual offender registration.
An appointment is required for fingerprinting. Please also call 203-581-5201 to schedule an appointment. Further information may be obtained by clicking this link: Permits and Fingerprinting
- By law, a sexual offender has only a five day period within which to register.
If anyone has information regarding a crime or a current investigation they can contact the Bureau at 203-581-5201
Instructions Associated with Warrant Applications
The complainant or victim must see a detective. The victim must first have reported the crime to the patrol division. The patrol division files a written incident report. The victim will be instructed by the officer when the report will be available and to call the detective bureau at 203-581-5201 to arrange to meet with a detective. Prior to the meeting with a detective, the victim/complainant should go to the record room and obtain a copy of the incident report. There is no charge for this copy. At the meeting a detective or a supervisor will review the report and determine what action should be taken. Often, it is at this time that a warrant application is given to the victim/complainant.
The warrant application process for Misdemeanor crimes is the same as Felony crimes.
Listing files in 'Detective Bureau Documents'
In order for the Bridgeport Police to expedite the handling of your case download the following Four-page packet, that explains what a person needs to know when seeking to have a warrant prepared and the forms that need to be filled out.
The arson unit is staffed by the Bridgeport Fire Department.
The arson tip-line is 203-576-8372. This telephone is equipped with an answering machine.
The arson hot-line is 1-800-84-ARSON.
Rewards of up to $2,500.00 are frequently offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of individuals responsible for an arson.