• MA HANDS FREE LAW FLIER
    MASSACHUSETTS HANDS FREE LAW

    Hands-free While Driving - It's the Law starting February 23, 2020

    Massachusetts law prohibits operators of motor vehicles from using any electronic device, including mobile telephones, unless the device is used in hands-free mode. ©MASS.GOV

  • 911 WIRELESS DIRECT SYSTEM

    SOMERVILLE, MA---The Somerville Police Department announces its switch to a modernized 911 dispatch system that shortens response times during emergencies. 

    The Somerville Police is one of a handful of police departments that have transitioned to this new dispatching system. The Wireless Direct system allows for emergency calls to be sent to Somerville Police Department’s dispatch center instead of going through a regional call center first. This change will reduce the time a caller is left to wait to speak to a local city dispatcher. This program will improve communications between the residents of Somerville and Police during life-threatening emergencies.

  • NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
    NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

    The Somerville Police is proud to participate in National Night Out event, this an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhoods. Photo©: SPD

  • SOMERVILLE POLICE ACCREDITATION CEREMONY
    SOMERVILLE POLICE ACCREDITATION CEREMONY

    The Somerville Police Department was awarded Accreditation by the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission (MPAC), June 4, 2019. 

  • WALKING DIALOGUES
    WALKING DIALOGUES

    Somerville Police Department teams up with The Center for Teen Empowerment to build community relationships between Law Enforcement and Residents of Somerville. Photo©: Dan Watkins

  • GUNS & HOSES HOCKEY TOURNAMENT
    GUNS & HOSES HOCKEY TOURNAMENT

    Somerville Police & Fire face-off at the annual "Guns & Hoses" Hockey Tournament to raise proceeds for the Somerville Youth Hockey Tournament. Photo©: SPD 273

  • COMBAT CROSS RECIPIENT SGT. MICHAEL McCAREY
    COMBAT CROSS RECIPIENT SGT. MICHAEL McCAREY

    Sgt. Michael McCarey receives the Combat Cross award for his bravery on May 1st. 2019. The Combat Cross is granted to members of the service who have successfully and intelligently performed an act of extraordinary heroism, while engaged in personal combat with an armed adversary under circumstances of imminent personal hazard to life. (Picture: Previous recipients of the Combat Cross, Capt.Ward, Sgt. McCarey, Lt. Rymill, Lt. Kennelly)

  • STEPS PROGRAM

    Officer JJ & 6th Graders 2016. Photo©: Somerville Schools

  • MEMORIAL DAY 2017
    MEMORIAL DAY 2017

    Somerville Police and recruits at the Memorial Day Parade in Somerville, MA. Photo©: SPD 273

  • FBI LEEDA PARTNERSHIP
    FBI LEEDA PARTNERSHIP

    Lt.W. Rymill, Sgt. S. Sylvester and Sgt. K. Shackelford attended the Executive Leadershp Institute workshop offered by FBI LEEDA to continue their professional development as supervising facilitators for the Somerville Police. (Photo © FBI LEEDA) 

  • BIKING IN SOMERVILLE
    BIKING IN SOMERVILLE

    Somerville Community Police Officers join the Friends of the Library Biking Day.

  • CAPUANO EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER SCHOOL TRIP
    CAPUANO EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER SCHOOL TRIP

    The Capuano school students take a trip to Somerville Police Headquarters to visit their neighborhood police officers. Photo©: SPD

  • GOV. BAKER & SOMERVILLE POLICE DEPT.
    GOV. BAKER & SOMERVILLE POLICE DEPT.

    Governor Charlie Baker honored Massachusetts Somerville Detectives Kilsarys Leguisamon and Derrick Dottin. After an around-the-clock manhunt for fugitive James Morales in January, the escapee was captured in the Somerville/Cambridge area. 

  • 2018 COMMUNITY POLICING AWARD
    2018 COMMUNITY POLICING AWARD

    The New England Association of Chiefs recognizes the Somerville Police Department for its collective efforts to ensure the safety in the category of city population over 50,000. Photo©: SPD 273

  • NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT MUSEUM NOMINATES SOMERVILLE
    NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT MUSEUM NOMINATES SOMERVILLE

    The Somerville Police is nominated to participate as one of five police agencies across the country for the National Law Enforcement Museum Five Communities Exhibition in October 2018.  © Photo: Dan Watkins

  • JUNIOR POLICE ACADEMY PHOTO
    JUNIOR POLICE ACADEMY

    JUNIOR POLICE ACADEMY FOR SOMERVILLE YOUTH. Photo©: SPD 273

  • 2019 SUPER BOWL NIGHT
    2019 SUPER BOWL NIGHT

    Sgt.Rego, Ofc. Pavao, Ofc. Goulart, Ofc. Buswell, Ofc. Rivera, Deputy Carrabino, Ofc. Messaoudi, Ofc. Richardson, Ofc. Schneider, Ofc. Hartsgrove before being deployed Super Bowl Night.

Effective Friday, March 13, 2020, the Somerville Police Records Bureau will be closed until further notice. During this time, only emailed requests are processed. Send requests to: records@police.somerville.ma.usIf this date is to be extended the information will be posted on this site. This step is necessary to help prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus and for the safety of the public and our record’s bureau staff. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. *Post Edited: 5/14/2020.

News

  • May 29, 2020

    To Our Somerville Community:

    Somerville Police Officers have dedicated themselves to transparent, compassionate, procedurally just community policing.  As a member of the world community and a human being I was devastated to see the brutality inflicted by a police officer on another human being and member of our shared world community, George Floyd. As a Department we grieve with our community as we process this unnecessary and tragic loss of life.  I look forward to productive conversation with our community and conversation with police leaders throughout the country on how we prevent this from ever happening again.

    Sincerely,

    David Fallon

    Chief of Police 

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  • For Public Release

    Somerville Resident Awareness Bulletin- Tire & Rim Thefts

    April 30, 2020

    Recently, Ward 5 has seen a rash of motor vehicle tire and rim thefts. The suspects are believed to be operating a dark gray 2014 Acura TL with no front plate. Residents are asked to call 911 should they see a vehicle matching this description or any suspicious parties between the hours of 1:00 AM and 4:30 AM. Please read the list to understand what behavior could indicate a theft in progress .

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    April 8, 2020

    Residents of Somerville, on behalf of the members of the Somerville Police Department I want to ensure you that we are working tirelessly with our partners in Public Health and across every City Department to do everything we can to ensure your health and safety.  I want to thank you for your voluntary compliance regarding social distancing, hand washing and adherence to CDC guidelines.   These are difficult times for everyone including public safety.  Due to the restrictions of in person resources we want to assist you in connecting with on line resources.

    SPD in house COHR (Community Outreach, Help & Recovery) Unit continues to be available to provide support via telephone and email.  Please feel free to contact Patty Contente 617-625-6600 ext. 7281 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Courts are closed except for emergencies.  Restraining Orders and Section 35 applications should be filed at the Somerville Police Department during regular court hours 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  Emergency Restraining orders can also be filed in person at the Somerville Police Department any time outside of court hours, at 220 Washington St., Somerville or call 617-625-1212 for more information.

    During this time of uncertainty and change it is crucial that we take care of our emotional health as well as our physical health.  Our community partners and health care services are doing all they can to adapt and continue to be available, below are just a few of these resources:

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