• 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. 

  • 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

  • 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

  • STEPS PROGRAM

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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) 

  • 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

  • MEMORIAL DAY 2017
    MEMORIAL DAY 2017

    Somerville Police and recruits at the Memorial Day Parade in Somerville, MA. 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. 

  • 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

  • BIKING IN SOMERVILLE
    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.

  • JUNIOR POLICE ACADEMY PHOTO
    JUNIOR POLICE ACADEMY

    JUNIOR POLICE ACADEMY FOR SOMERVILLE YOUTH. 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)

  • 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

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: 9/22/2020.

News

  • Plant Thefts

    During the months of May and June, the Somerville Police received multiple reports of larceny of plants from various locations around the Winter Hill area. It was suspected by property owners that the thief would strike at night and would pull plants out of the ground from home gardens. Plants were taken from the front and backyards along with ceramic and plastic planters. These incidents occurred several times with no discernible pattern resulting in many residents being victimized.
    With the help of surveillance video, Detectives Faria, Jones, and the SPD Crime Analysis Unit, were able to identify the thief. After locating and speaking to the suspect, and in the vein of Restorative Justice, the suspect wrote an apology and agreed to make restitution to all the victims in lieu of prosecution. A great job by detectives.
     
     
  • Dead Cat Found--- Injuries Caused By Wild Predators

    Somerville Police received a call today, Thursday, September 17, regarding a deceased cat that was substantially mutilated. The cat was brought to Huron Vet by the Somerville Animal Control Officer and it was determined that the injuries were caused by a canine species, possibly a coyote, or a fisher cat, and not a human. It appears that the two predators may have been fighting over the cat leading to the extreme injuries. Social media posts have appeared falsely reporting that the cat was killed in a ritualistic manner by a human. Those assumptions are false. Our deepest sympathies go to the owner of the cat.

     
  • Eight Somerville Officers Recieve Awards after a Life-Threatening Encounter in Early August 2020

    On Thursday, August 6, 2020, Somerville Police received a call for a report of a male with a gun inside of an apartment on Highland Ave. Upon arrrival, the reporting party advised officers that the suspect was in the back room and was pointing a gun at a female's head. Officers relayed this information to SPD Dispatchers, and advised Dispatch that all cruisers, as well as Sgt. Marino, were on location. 

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