History

The Beginning
The Bristol Police Department began with night watch patrols in the early 1890s. During this time, officers worked out of the Town Hall located at the Burnside Building on Hope Street.

Headquarters
Headquarters was moved to its current location in 1978. Headquarters allows the department to perform in one building, which includes the office of the Police Chief, the Patrol Division, the Detective Division, a prisoner booking room with holding cells, a training room, and an indoor firearm range.