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Report Nuisance ATV's or Dirt Bikes

In an effort to improve quality of life in our neighborhoods, the Hartford Police Department is looking to eliminate nuisance ATV’s and dirt bikes. This issue is easily one of the most complained about quality of life issues each spring and summer. We have made efforts to toughen the laws through a City of Hartford Ordinance (C.O. 22-120) regarding this issue. Annually, as in most cities, as the complaints come in, there is an effort made by the police in the spring and summer to get the ATV’s off the streets.  

However, based on our pursuit policy, we cannot legally pursue these types of vehicles. The illegal operators are all too familiar with this and rarely pull over when approached by police. In Hartford, we rely heavily on our community to assist us in solving all types of crimes. We very much respect and value our community’s assistance. We are now turning to the community and neighborhoods to help us combat this nuisance ATV and motor bike issue.  

We will always take information and tips from our citizens in any form, to include in-person citizen to officer, via telephone 860-722-TIPS, emails, etc. However, we have taken the extra step to harness social media by creating a Twitter page specifically for the purpose of locating illegal ATV’s and dirt bikes Twitter: @HartfordATV     The page will be monitored and information garnered will be forwarded to the area Community Service Officers, Patrol Officers and Traffic Division Officers. It can be an open twitter post or photo, or a direct message to @HartfordATV 

We are well aware of the fact that the riders are in our parks and on our streets. But what we need to know specifically is where they are being parked, stored and garaged. We need addresses, photos and information from our community about where these vehicles are kept. We would much rather prevent the ATV from causing the nuisance beforehand, or after the fact, wait for an ATV to arrive home.  

If you are tired of hearing that ATV or Dirt Bike driving up and down your streets, Please, join with us to quell this problem. Let us know where they are kept.

Project Longevity Essay Contest

The Hartford Police Activities League Support Non-Violence in Partnership with Project Longevity and Step Up, Step Out; End the Culture of Violence (SUSO) 

In support of our collective mission to work alongside our community to eliminate violence, we have partnered to promote a youth essay writing contest. The contest asks: How I can eliminate violence in my community?

All Hartford student's grades 4-12 are eligible to participate. The essay deadline is May 19th. We received essays from Hartford students across the city, and are excited to read the essays and select the winners. Please join us on Friday, June 6th, 2014 at 5:00 pm at Asylum Hill Congregational Church to celebrate the winners and participants! We hope to see you there!

Who: The Hartford Police Activities League, Project Longevity, and SUSO

What: Youth Anti-Violence Essay Contest Awards Reception

When: Friday June 5, 2014 at 5:00 pm.

Where: Asylum Hill Congregational Church, 814 Asylum Avenue Hartford CT

Why: To promote public safety, community partnership, and support our youth

For more information please contact: Hartford Project Longevity Coordinator Tiana Victoria Hercules, Esq. at 860 760 7952


WEB HPD Explorers - 5-3-14


On May 3, 2014, twenty two members of the Hartford Police Explorer Program competed in the Connecticut Cadet Stations Day Completion at POSTC (CT Police Academy) located in Meriden, CT.  Stations Day is a one day competition where Explorer/Cadet Programs from all over Connecticut and New England area compete. Explorers/Cadets use the skills they have learned during their weekly classes to respond to different scenarios as if they were the officer on scene. This year Hartford Explorers won seven awards in the following events:

1st place:

Domestic Disputes

Suspicious Person

Tactical Response

2nd Place:

Building Search

MV Stop

Male Physical Agility

Female Physical Agility

The Hartford Police Explorer Program is for youth residing in Hartford, from the ages of 14-21 years old, and who have an interest in pursuing a career in Law Enforcement. The Explorer Program currently has 35-40 active members that participate each week.  The Explorers Program has classes every Sunday, from 10:00am – 1:00pm, that is held at the PAL building located at 50 Williams Street, Hartford, CT.

The Hartford Police Explorer Program provides hands on career training in the Law Enforcement Field, build life skills, leadership skills, provide personal fitness and community service. The Hartford Police Department has many current and past officers who were successful members of our Explorer program.


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