• MEMORIAL DAY 2017
    MEMORIAL DAY 2017

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

  • 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

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • BIKING IN SOMERVILLE
    BIKING IN SOMERVILLE

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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) 

  • JUNIOR POLICE ACADEMY PHOTO
    JUNIOR POLICE ACADEMY

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

  • STEPS PROGRAM

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

  • 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

  • 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

News

  • Romance scammers strike up a relationship with their targets to build their trust, sometimes talking or chatting several times a day. Then, they make up a story and ask for money. 

    The Lies Romance Scammers Tell 

    They'll often say they're living or traveling outside the United States. We've heard about scammers who say they are:

    1. Working on an oil rig
    2. In the Military
    3. A doctor with an international organization

    We've heard about romance scammers asking their targets for money to:

    1. Pay for a plane ticket or other travel expenses
    2. Pay for surgery or other medical expenses
    3. Pay customs fees to retrieve something
    4. Pay off gambling debts
    5. Pay for a visa or other official travel documents

    Scammers ask people to pay:

    1. By wiring money
    2. With reloaded cards like MoneyPak or gift cards from vendors like Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, or Steam

    Scammers ask you to pay wiring money, with reloaded cards, or with gift cards because they can get cash quickly and remain anonymous. They also know the transactions are almost impossible to reverse.

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  • 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. 

    Penalty for violating the hands-free law:

    - 1st Offense - $100 fine.

    - 2nd Offense - $250 fine, plus mandatory compoletion of a distracted driving educational program. 

    - 3rd and subsequent offense - $500 fine, plus insurance surcharge and mandatory completion of distracted driving education program. 

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  • Friday, January 24th 2020---
    It is with the greatest confidence I recommend Patricia Contente, Cheryl Delafano, Greg Johnson, Jennifer Korn and Sabrina Ozit who collectively are the heart and soul of the Community Outreach, Help and Recovery (COHR) Unit for their continued hard work under the leadership of Ms. Contente in identifying citizens in need and providing services to citizens who suffer from mental health conflict and/or drug addiction. ---Chief David Fallon.
     The Community Outreach, Help and Recovery (COHR) is a program dedicated to aid and provide resources to support Somerville Residents on their recovery path from substance abuse and mental health. COHR provides free training classes to residents who wish to assist others as Recovery Coaches. With the help and sponsorship from the City of Somerville and initiatives like the Police Assisted Addiction Recovery Initiative (PAARI) classes like "Pathways to Recovery" and "Mental Health First Aid" were successful this year. These courses help build an understanding of the individual, family and community impact of substance abuse, and mental health issues. Participants learn overviews of current treatments and action plans to assess these situations and implement appropriate care. Training and courses are held at the Somerville Public Safety Building located at 220 Washington Street in Somerville. 
     

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