Suffield Police Department

Chief James Canon
Address 911 Mountain Road
Suffield CT 06078
Phone 860-668-3870
Fax 860-668-3875

Current Openings

Open Jobs Salary Deadline
Suffield - Entry Level Police Officer $69,014.40 to $90,688.00 December 31, 2024
Suffield - Certified Police Officer Salary: $69,014.40 to $90,688.00 3+ years’ experience $75,940.80 5+ years’ experience $82,846.40 December 31, 2024



The Town of Suffield is located in the northern Connecticut River Valley, bordering Massachusetts, within 16 miles of Hartford and 8 miles of Springfield, Massachusetts.  The Town has an approximate population of just under 16,000.  The Suffield community is spread over 42.9 square miles and prides itself on its rich history of farming and agricultural work, as well as retail and commercial business.  The Town of Suffield Police Department adheres strictly to its mission to safeguard life and property in partnership with the community, and doing so by maintaining honor and integrity, and conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards.  We are a progressive police agency embracing modern police practices and a community policing philosophy to help improve of our level of service.  We believe this to be accomplished by working with the community to prevent crime, solve problems, make arrests, and improve the quality of life in our community.  Visit for more information.



The Suffield Police Department has 16 sworn members, with 13 serving in Patrol.  In additional to our Patrol personnel, we have a School Resource Officer and Detective.  We are a “grass roots” Police Department and are dedicated to developing our community relationships and addressing the needs of our residents. 



Administrative (Chief, Captain) Patrol (1 Lieutenant, 4 Sergeants, 8 Patrol Officer), 1 Detective

Special Assignments:


School Resource Officer

Regional Tactical Team

Regional Motor Vehicle Accident Reconstruction Team

Regional Crisis Negotiation Team

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