On June 17, 2019, Ryan Gotowala (c) joined the BPD as its newest officer. Ryan joins his brother Matt Gotowala (l) and his father Rodney Gotowala (r), both current BPD officers. Rodney is a long time patrol sergeant. Read on...
On June 7, 2019, the BPD held a promotional ceremony in the Bristol council chambers. From right to left, Officer Nick Defazio was promoted to the rank of Detective, Officer Craig O'Connor was promoted to the rank of Sergeant, Read on...
The Patrol Division is the largest division within the police department and is headed by the patrol captain. Approximately 95 officers are supervised by the Captain, including lieutenants, sergeants and patrol officers. This division is fully staffed around the clock. Upon graduating from the police academy, all officers begin their careers in the Patrol Division. The Officers work an eight hour day, with four days on and
SUMMER DRIVING SAFETY
With the warm weather approaching, it signals the official start of the summer driving season. The Bristol Police Department Traffic Division reminds drivers to slow down, buckle up, and avoid using electronic devices. Traffic Division officers will be out and focusing on impaired drivers, speeding vehicles and other moving violations. Slow down and avoid becoming a statistic.