The Meriden Department of Health and Human Services strives to keep the Meriden population healthy, physically and…More mentally. Health, youth and social and senior services fall under the department's umbrella.</p>
<p>Housed in the town's former police department on Miller Street near the Meriden Library, the department has an onsite clinic that provides immunizations, physicals and screenings. For local residents and institutions, it also provides social workers, school nurses, senior assistance, school readiness programs, youth services, health education, entitlement program assistance, a HIV/AIDS program, environmental and health assistance. The department partners with local organizations focused on health and well-being.</p>
The Meriden Police Department houses 120 full time officers, along with 10 reserve officers and office staff in its…More brick headquarters in downtown Meriden, where it flanks the conveniently located city courthouse.</p>
<p>Public information officer Sgt. Leonard Caponigro particularly credits the force's popular long-running neighborhood initiative – in which beat officers patrol at-risk areas and hold monthly meetings with residents to work together to make them safer – for a recent sharp decline in crime.</p>
<p>Residents can sign up for e-mailed crime reports pertaining to their area by sending their information to COMMSRVBURU@ci.meriden.ct.us and also email the department with crime tips at CRMTIPSPUB@ci.meriden.ct.us.</p>
State of Connecticut Municipal Police Training Council 285 Preston Ave, Meriden, CT06450 The Police Officer Standards and Training Council shares a Preston Avenue campus with the Connecticut Police Academy.…More The state-run entity develops curriculum and sets standards for police officer training of new and in-service officers and sets standards for municipal police departments.