• 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

  • 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.

  • 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 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

  • 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) 

  • 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

  • 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

  • BIKING IN SOMERVILLE

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

  • 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

  • JUNIOR POLICE ACADEMY PHOTO

    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)

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • STEPS PROGRAM

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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

Public Safety News Flash

  • Somerville Police Respond to Armed Robbery

    21037857: On 7/23/21 at approximately 2:30 AM, a male victim came into the station to report an armed robbery that occurred earlier in the evening on 7/22/21 in the area of Mystic Ave & Wheatland St.

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  • Somerville Police Respond to Commercial Breaking & Entering

    21037877: On 7/23/21 at approximately 5:45 AM, Somerville Police responded to a business in the area of Washington St & Franklin St for report of a past breaking and entering. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the reporting party who stated she observed a broken side window and the cash register on the ground. Nothing was reported missing.

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  • Somerville Police Respond to Assault

    21036239: On 7/15/21 at approximately 5:20 PM, Somerville Police responded to a multifamily residence on Endicott Ave for report of a fight between two males. Upon arrival, officers were informed that one male had fled and the other was inside an apartment. Officers entered the apartment and observed the male victim suffering from injuries to his head and elbow. The male victim stated he heard another male yelling outside and when he went to check what was going on, the other male attacked him. The male suspect was described as white, with light red hair, wearing jeans and a white shirt. He was observed by a witness fleeing on Endicott Ave toward Broadway.

     
  • Somerville Police Respond to Attempted Residential Breaking & Entering

    21036170: On 7/15/21 at approximately 8:30 AM, Somerville Police responded to a church on Medford St for report of a past attempted breaking and entering. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the reporting party who stated that when he arrived to the church that morning, he discovered damage to the side doors and dead bolt locking mechanism. Nothing was reported missing.

     
  • Somerville Police Arrest

    21034474: On 7/7/21 at approximately 3:40 AM, Somerville Police responded to a multifamily residence on Pitman St for report of an unwanted party. Upon arrival, officers spoke with a resident who stated that he was woken up by a noise coming from his living room. When he checked what was making the noise, he observed an unknown male sleeping on his couch. The resident asked the male suspect to leave several times but he refused. Officers located the male suspect and he was placed under arrest. 

     

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