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Monroe Town Hall Offices
7 Fan Hill Road
Monroe, Connecticut 06468

PHONE(203) 452-2800
HOURSMonday - Thursday

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


The Monroe Police Department’s K9 Units primary function is to provide support to the Patrol Division. The canine’s superior sense of smell, hearing, speed, and vigilance make them able to accomplish tasks which would normally be impossible for a regular patrol officer. Monroe Police Department’s K9 unit is currently comprised of two K9 teams: K9 Murphy and his handler Ofc. J. McAulay, and K9 Riggs and his handler Ofc. M. DeCarli. 

K9 Murphy was born and raised in Hungary on 7/20/2013. He was purchased through donations and grants from Renbar Kennels and trained by Lt William Scribner of the North American Police Working Dog Association.

K9 Riggs was born in the Czech Republic on 8/9/2015. He was purchased through donations and he was trained by Lt. William Scribner of the North American Police Working Dog Association.

When not on duty, both K9’s reside at the homes of their handlers. They are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  

The teams conduct a minimum of 16 hours of in service training per month with their training region and an additional hour per day with their handlers. Both K9 teams are certified through the Connecticut Police Working Dog Association and the North American Police Working Dog Association in the following areas:

  • Apprehension
  • Handler Protection
  • Tracking
  • Evidence Recovery
  • Building Searches
  • Area Searches
  • Narcotics Detection
 Riggs    Murphy

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24 -Hour Non Emergencies Dial

Monroe Police Department
7 Fan Hill Road
Monroe, CT  06468

General Number
Phone: 203-452-2830

Anonymous Tipline
Phone: 203-452-2839

Phone: 203-261-3622

FAX Number 203-261-4769

Records Unit
(Mon-Fri 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM)
Phone: 203-452-2832

Chief Keith White 
Phone: 203-452-2833

Captain Gregory Smith
Phone: 203-452-2834

Detective Division
Phone: 203-452-2831

Patrol Division Commander
Phone: 203-452-2838

Support Services Commander 
Phone: 203-452-2849

Animal Control
Phone: 203-452-3760

Child Safety Seat Appointments 
Phone: 203-261-3622