There have been questions and concerns circulating throughout our communities regarding the future services and capacities of the Connecticut State Police, Troop K in Colchester. The letter below addresses those concerns and thoroughly explains any changes that have been made: Dear Citizens,
Major Michael B. Darcy, Eastern District Commanding Officer, and Lieutenant Eric Murray, Troop K Commanding Officer, would like the citizens of Troop K's area - Andover, Bolton, Bozrah, Colchester, Columbia, East Haddam, East Hampton, Franklin, Hebron, Lebanon, Marlborough, Portland, Willimantic, and Windham - to know that effective Monday, October 28, 2013, the dispatch communications function of Troop K will be moving to the Eastern District Consolidated Dispatch Center, located at Troop C in Tolland. This dispatch consolidation coincidentally coincides with a new phone number exchange that will also take place.
Effective October 28, 2013, the new number for Troop K (for routine calls) will be 860-465-5400. For emergencies, citizens should continue to dial 911.
This is simply a transfer of communications function and the Troop K barracks, 15 Old Hartford Road, Colchester will continue to be a fully staffed, fully functioning State Police Troop providing 24 hour police coverage to the citizens of our area and assistance to our law enforcement partners with the East Hampton, Portland, and Willimantic Police Departments.
...Some important facts to bear in mind:
• Troop K is not closing and there are no plans to close Troop K
• Troop K will continue to be a stand-alone, fully functioning State Police Barracks, one of 11 staffed by the Connecticut State Police.