Town of Canterbury CT

Town of Canterbury
1 Municipal Drive
Canterbury CT 06331



In medieval law, a constable was a high functionary under the French and English kings. The importance and dignity of this position was second only to that of the monarch. The constable led the royal armies and was cognizant of all military matters, exercising both civil and military jurisdiction. It was also his duty to conserve the peace of the nation.

In English Law, a constable was a public civil officer whose general duty was to maintain the peace within his district, although he was frequently charged with additional obligations. "High," "petty," and "special" constables formerly existed. In many cases, the police have assumed the functions of constables.

In current society, constables serve in the broad area of helping to maintain peaceful operation of Town events. There are 7 Canterbury Constables, and 1 Special Constable (appointed), each serving a 2-year term.

Our current roster is:

Raymond C. Shinkiewicz, Constable - 546-6717

David J. Norell, Constable - 546-9681

William Lee Deason, Constable - 546-0606

Neil A. Dupont, Sr., Constable - 546-9785

Daniel Malo, Constable - 857-3287

Kalervo J. Ruuskanen, Constable - 546-9187

Joseph Richard Sangermano, Constable - 546-6548

Richard A. Littell, Special Constable - 556-9052

Canterbury Town Hall Office Hours:
Monday - Wednesday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM, Friday 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM