Police Department

Information updated January 2024

The Winsted Police Department’s current members include Police Chief Justin Heldt and three full-time police officers James Lammers, Daniel Moonen, and Lucas Caturia. The department is located at Winsted City Hall at 201 1st Street North. In addition to office space at city hall, the department has an interview room where people can report crimes or be questioned about crimes. The room has equipment available to document the interview – both audio and visual. The police department is also equipped with a secure evidence/prep room
and a two-stall garage that can securely store vehicles for evidence processing. Currently, the police department has three squad cars for patrol use.

Heldt has been a member of the WPD since 2007. He became police chief in 2014. Officer Lammers became a member of the police department in 2008. Office Moonen and Officer Caturia became members of the police department in 2023. In addition to these full-time officers, the city has a roster of four part-time officers who help provide the city with police services when needed.
The WPD is involved in programs including Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE), Winsted Night Out, child fingerprinting, a bike safety program at Holy Trinity and Winsted elementary schools, talks to students on safety issues the school requests, talks with the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts to enable them to earn their merit badges, and other community safety talks throughout the year. Heldt is also Winsted’s emergency manager, who works with the Winsted City Council to have a plan for disaster response.