MPD Dept

Welcome to the official website of the City of Middletown Police Department.  It is my honor to serve as your Chief of Police, and I am proud to share with you an overview of the outstanding services that our organization provides to the Middletown community.  The City of Middletown Police Department has a long and storied history, one that dates back more than 125 years to 1888.  For generations, the dedicated men and women of this organization have been protecting and serving our city, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, with the highest level of integrity and professionalism.  Collectively, we are committed to maintaining the high quality of life that residents and visitors have come to expect from the City of Middletown.  However, we also recognize that in order for our police department to be truly successful in achieving our mission, we must have the respect and unwavering support of the people whom we serve. 


“Community policing” is an essential component of law enforcement efforts in the 21st Century.  This can be attributed to community policing’s deep roots in transparency and its goal of establishing mutual trust between the police department and the citizenry.  The concept requires a collective approach, with the open exchange of ideas and information, so that the complex challenges that exist within our society can be more effectively addressed.  I am thoroughly committed to this endeavor, and will work tirelessly to strengthen my department’s bond with our community through new and progressive outreach activities. I would also encourage you to review this website, as well as those of our community partners, to take full advantage of the various opportunities to make a difference within your neighborhood.  Together, we can build a stronger, safer community!


                                                                                          --Chief Bethencourt