West Hartford is conveniently situated just 100 miles southwest of Boston and 100 miles northeast of New York City. A wide range of attractions including city arts and entertainment, farmlands, mountain ranges and the shoreline are all within easy reach.
West Hartford was established in 1854 and since then has grown to become a culturally diverse, family oriented community with a population of over 60,000. It has well maintained neighborhoods, ample parkland and open space, a bustling town center, and a thriving retail and service businesses.
The West Hartford Police Department is organized into three main divisions: Patrol Services, Investigative Services and Support Services. Significant opportunities for professional growth and career advancement exist within that structure: approximately one-third of all patrol officer positions are eligible for divisional transfers to specialized assignments; about one-third of all positions are eligible for promotions to positions ranging from detective to chief of police.