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The City of Shelton and the surrounding area provide the resources and services necessary to ensure that our residents are cared for physically, mentally and spiritually.

Department of Police Services
Shelton Police StationThe Police Department is currently operating at an increased staffing level of 51 sworn Police Officers, as well as eight non-sworn members and a part-time staff of 12 employees. The Department is entrusted with the responsibility of enforcing all State and local laws, including City Ordinances. The members of the Department are responsible for providing law enforcement/Police services to the more than 70,000 people who work or live in the City.

Fire Department
Echo Hose StationShelton’s Fire Department provides protection from fire and the enforcement of all laws pertaining to fire prevention and safety. Manned by 225 volunteers, the department is made up of four companies operating from four stations located throughout the community:
• Echo Hose Hook and Ladder Company
• Huntington Fire Company
• Pine Rock Park Fire Company
• White Hills Fire Company
Currently, the fire department utilizes 25 pieces of fire-fighting equipment. All vehicles are radio-equipped as part of the mutual assistance program covering Shelton and surrounding cities.

Medical and Health Services
Griffin Hospital, a general care facility located in Derby, serves Shelton and the rest of the Valley area. Griffin Hospital is a 160 bed non-profit general care hospital located in neighboring Derby. Affiliated with the Yale Medical School, Griffin has a staff of 1,125 employees and a medical staff of 285.
     Shelton’s two hospitals primarily provide nursing and convalescent care to the elderly. Flora and Mary Hewitt Hospital and its affiliates, Gardner Heights and Shelton Lakes, provide skilled care for over 500 area residents. United Methodist Homes of Connecticut, Inc. operates a 120 bed skilled-nursing facility. They provide 182 residential units for the elderly.

Area Hospitals




130 Division Street
Derby, CT

(203) 735-7421

Bridgeport Hospital

267 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT

(203) 384-3000

2800 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT

(203) 576-6000

20 York Street
New Haven, CT

(203) 688-4242

Hospital of St. Raphael

1450 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT

(203) 789-3000


Ambulance Service
Ambulance service is provided by the AMR, a private corporation, under a contract with the Echo Hose Ambulance Corps, a non-profit volunteer organization. Service is available on a 24-hour basis through Echo Hose.

The Shelton Youth Service Bureau
The Shelton Youth Service Bureau was established in 1988 by the City of Shelton to coordinate, plan and develop services for the youth of Shelton and their families. Located in Shelton High School, the Bureau works cooperatively with school personnel, police, community resources, youth and parents to provide eucational programs and recreational activities that promote positive youth development and strengthen family ties. The Youth Service Bureau addresses youth issues and concerns through life skills education classes, conflict mediation training, awareness campaigns and promotion of peer advocacy throughout the year.


Shelton’s Churches




Church of the Good Shepherd

186 Coram Avenue


First Baptist Church of Shelton

178 Leavenworth Road


First United Methodist Church

188 Rocky Rest Road


Grace Bible Church

549 Howe Avenue


Harvest Christian Center

302 Soundview Avenue


Huntington Congregational Church
United Church of Christ

19 Church Street


Huntington United Methodist Church

338 Walnut Tree Hill Road
Jehovah’s Witnesses
Shelton Congregation

1 Platt Road


New Covenant Congregational Church
A Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Church
177 Ripton Road
Pine Street Chapel
357 Shelton Avenue
St. Joseph Church
50 Fairmont Place
St. Lawrence Church
505 Shelton Avenue
(203) 929-5355
St. Margaret Mary Church
380 Long Hill Avenue
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
25 Church Street
Shelton Congregational Church
(United Church of Christ)
269 Coram Avenue
Trinity Christian Center
100 Center Street
Trinity Lutheran Church
183 Howe Avenue

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