Police Department


ROUTINE CALLS:  (860) 409-4200                   FAX: (860) 409-4206

RECORDS UNIT:  (860) 409-4220

Paul J. Melanson (860) 409-4213
Administrative Coordinator Nicole Martinez (860) 409-4214

The Police Department has authorized staff consisting of 34 sworn officers, six civilian dispatchers, one Records/Accreditation manager, one full-time Records Aide, and an administrative secretary. The Department also employs a part-time Animal Control Officer, IT manager and Records Aide. The Police Department is proud to have been awarded national accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Fairfax, Virginia, since 1993.

The Department philosophy is Service to the Community. We are proactive and responsive to community concerns and participate in D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), Police Cadets, and the Citizen Police Academy.The Department uses a Juvenile Review Board, offering an alternative to criminal courts by referring youthful offenders meeting certain criteria to the Board for remediation.

The Administrative Division is headed by Lieutenant Rodney Williams (phone: 860-409-4241) and the Operations Division is headed by Lieutenant John Schmalberger (phone: 860-409-4216). The Records/Accreditation Manager is John Zematis (phone: 860-409-4251). 

Residents of Avon over the age of 18 are encouraged to join the Citizen Police Academy.  Please call 860 409-4200 for more information.


Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Nicole Martinez Administrative Coordinator (860) 409-4214
Paul J. Melanson Chief of Police (860) 409-4213