24 Wolcott Hill Road
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Phone: (860) 692-7505
Fax: (860) 692-7530
The Department's Investigations Unit is responsible for all major internal investigations that must be conducted within the agency in order to ensure the safety and security of our correctional institutions. This includes probes of both inmate and staff conduct. The Unit maintains a close and proactive association with outside law enforcement regarding both internal and external criminal activity that may have an impact on the Department. Through the Fugitive Task Force, Unit members have assisted in numerous investigations that have resulted in arrest. The Unit also conducts background checks on staff within the agency.
As part of the agency's commitment to safety and security, the staff of this Unit is also responsible on a continual basis for ensuring compliance within our correctional facilities with the agency's Administrative Directives. These Directives, which govern the Department's daily functioning, also set out strict requirements for the security measures that are to be maintained by each level of facility. The staff of this Unit utilizes on site audits and unannounced visits at the correctional facilities as performance measures against the applicable Directives.