• 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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. 

  • JUNIOR POLICE ACADEMY PHOTO

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

  • BIKING IN SOMERVILLE

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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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) 

  • 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)

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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. 

  • 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

  • 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.

Public Safety News Flash

  • Somerville Police Respond to Armed Robbery

    21029763: On 6/13/21 at approximately 12:45 AM, Somerville Police responded to La Quinta for report of a stolen vehicle. Upon arrival, Officers spoke with the victim who stated while inside the hotel, he encountered a heavyset black male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt who brandished a firearm then proceeded to rob him of his wallet, phone, necklace and car keys.

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  • Somerville Police Respond to House Break

    21029911: On 6/13/21 at approximately 9:30 PM, Somerville Police responded to a multifamily residence on Putnam St for a report of a past burglary. Upon arrival, Officers spoke with the two residents, one of whom stated that approximately 30 minutes prior to police arrival, he heard movement in his roommate’s bedroom then the downstairs door slam. Shortly after, his roommate arrived home and noticed his bedroom had been rifled through and a safe and computer were missing. Officers located the victim’s computer outside and observed an A/C unit partially pushed in.

     
  • Firearm Recovered

    21029744: On 6/12/21 at approximately 11:45 PM, Somerville Police responded to Cameron Ave & Malvern Ave for a report of male party sleeping in a vehicle that was parked in the middle of the road. Officers treated the male who then regained consciousness. During an inventory of the vehicle, Officers recovered two firearms, one of which was loaded as well as two boxes of ammunition.

     
  • Shooting on Pennsylvania Avenue

    Last evening, 6/11, at approximately 11:30 pm, there were shots fired on Pennsylvania Ave in Somerville.  Multiple witnesses heard at least 3 shots.  Investigators have recovered 4 shell casings and have discovered damage to one vehicle. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Somerville Police Department at 617.625.1600 ext. 7226.

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  • Somerville Police Respond to Unarmed Robbery

    21028238: On 6/4/21 at approximately 11:30 PM, Somerville Police responded to Broadway & Cutter St for a report of a robbery. Upon arrival, Officers met a male victim who stated he was approached by a male suspect that proceeded to rob him of his wallet then assault him.

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