• 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • MAKE A DIFFERENCE

    Being a police officer is a meaningful way to serve a community. As a police officer, you will be a public servant responsible for responding to fires and other emergency situations in your community.  You often respond to risky and physically demanding calls and work shifts that operate around the clock with your fellow police officers.

  • JUNIOR POLICE ACADEMY PHOTO

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

  • 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. 

  • BIKING IN SOMERVILLE

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

  • 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.

  • 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) 

  • 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. 

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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)

  • MEMORIAL DAY 2017
    MEMORIAL DAY 2017

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

  • STEPS PROGRAM

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

  • 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

  • 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

Effective Friday, March 13, 2020, the Somerville Police Records Bureau will be closed to the public 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: 4/15/2021.

Public Safety News Flash

  • Regional Arrest - Joel Cortorreal

    This regional arrest below involved the seizure of approximately 20 kilos of heroin, 10 kilos of fentanyl and a firearm recovered.

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  • Regional Arrest - Jaiir Coleman

    The regional arrest below involved drug trafficking and firearms conspiracy charges with multiple shooting connections in Chelsea, Somerville and Cambridge.

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  • April 9 2021 - Somerville Police Searches for Individual

    The Somerville Police are interested in speaking to the individual shown regarding an incident on Summer Street on April 9th at around 2:00PM. He is described as a thin white male in his 20s. He was seen wearing a tan jacket, light colored pants, and a backpack. If you have any information please contact Detective Mark Pulli at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 617-625-1600 x7238.

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  • Somerville Police Motor Vehicle Stop Recovers BB Gun

    On 4/10/2021 at approximately 11PM officers were called to Innerbelt Rd for a report of a large group drinking.  While there, officers observed a vehicle leave at a high rate of speed.  Once this vehicle was stopped and police approached the car, the driver was observed clutching an object and attempting to hide it behind his back. Officers then realized the driver was holding what appeared to be a firearm.  Officers ordered the driver to drop the gun and put his hands up.  The driver complied and was detained without incident.  After further investigation it was determined the gun was actually a BB gun, however it was indistinguishable to a real firearm, including having a locking slide function.  Excellent work by officers de-escalating this situation and bringing it to a peaceful end.

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  • Somerville Police Respond To Dispute, Make Arrest for Loaded Firearm

    On 3/28/2021 at around 10:30 AM Somerville Polices responded to an address on Medford St for a dispute call.  There was information that one of the parties involved may have a weapon.  While investigating the incident officers observed a motor vehicle approach them at a high rate of speed.  This vehicle then crossed the double yellow lines and proceeded through a red light.  Sometime later the driver of this vehicle lost control and crashed into steps and a retaining wall on Pearl St.  The driver was arrested on 10 charges.  A loaded Smith and Wesson .40 caliber handgun was found in a recycling bin near the incident.  Its serial number had been obliterated.   Great work by officers getting a loaded gun off of the streets.

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