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    NATIONAL DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY


 

 

National Drug Take-Back Day is on Saturday, September 26, 2015.  This initiative aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of unwanted, unused and expired prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications. Norwell Police Department, along with South Shore Medical Center in Norwell, is coordinating efforts for this important event that will be held from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Anyone wishing to dispose of these items may visit the Norwell Police Department at 300A Washington Street.   

 

The Norwell Police Department also would like to remind residents that we have a Med Return Drug Collection Unit in the police station lobby that is available to the public anytime.  The goals of the Med Return Drug Collection Unit are to ensure that prescription drugs are in the hands of those who are prescribed for, and not in the hands of people who have the opportunity to use and abuse these prescription drugs.  The drug collection unit will also ensure medications are not improperly disposed of in household trash or flushing them down the toilet, both of which have damaging effects on our environment and water supply.

 

Thank you for your cooperation with this important initiative. 



 

 

 Norwell Police Department   Announces intensive crackdown on Impaired Driving 

Norwell Police Department will join law enforcement agencies statewide and thousands nationwide participating in an intensive crackdown on impaired driving through Labor Day.  The 25-day, high visibility campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, is funded by a federal grant administered through the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Highway Safety Division. The intensive enforcement will run from August 14th through September 7th.

 Norwell Police Department will be aggressively looking for impaired and reckless drivers, with a special emphasis on drunk-driving enforcement. If you happen to see an impaired driver, please contact law enforcement.  We would like to remind all motorists to buckle up for safety and to celebrate the end of summer safely.     


BIKE SAFTY PSA

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  NORWELL POLICE DEPARTMENT “ELECTRIFIES” THEIR BICYCLE FLEET           

 

     
Officer William Crowley 

 After a donation from Fifield E-Bikes, out of Hingham, MA, the Norwell Police Department has added an electric bicycle option for the bike officers. Ed Martin, who is a Norwell resident and President of Fifield E-Bikes, donated the electric bike for the police department. The bike has an integrated 250-watt motor and battery to help climb hills and travel further with less effort, and quicken response time in the case of an emergency.  The new bike will be used for patrol and at events.   

THEIR BICYCLE FLEET

After a donation from Fifield E-Bikes, out of Hingham, MA, the Norwell Police Department has added an electric bicycle option for the bike officers. Ed Martin, who is a Norwell resident and President of Fifield E-Bikes, donated the electric bike for the police department. The bike has an integrated 250-watt motor and battery to help climb hills and travel further with less effort, and quicken response time in the case of an emergency.  The new bike will be used for patrol and at events.   



PREVENTING CAR BREAK-INS

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Crime Prevention Officer - Sean Sutton 


 


Norwell Police Announces The Department's Participation in
The Lojack SafetyNet Program

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ARE OLD PRESCRIPTIONS CROWDING YOUR MEDICINE CABINET?

The Norwell Police Dept. now offers free, anonymous disposal
 of unused prescription medication that are no longer needed safely.
 

No questions asked!  



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2015 Click It or Ticket:

 Enforcing the Law to Save Lives 




                            

 Norwell Police Department is teaming up with Massachusetts State Police and other local police departments statewide to promote seat belt usage through increased traffic enforcement.  The Click It or Ticket traffic initiative, which runs from May 11th through May 25th, is funded by a federal grant administered through the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Highway Safety Division (EOPPS/HSD).        

Massachusetts Child Passenger Safety Law requires that all children riding in passenger motor vehicles must be in a Federally-approved child passenger restraint that is properly fastened and secured until they are 8 years old or over 57 inches tall. All other occupants not in this category must wear a safety belt, which is properly adjusted and fastened according to the manufacturer’s instructions.   

Norwell Police Department can assist with inspections and proper installation of child safety seats. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact Norwell Police Department at (781)659-7979. There are day and evening appointments available.   Please remember to buckle up for safety.  Seat belts save lives!  


 

Distracted Driving Enforcement Campaign Announced


The Norwell Police Department is announcing its participation in the National Distracted Driving Enforcement Campaign (U Drive. U Text. U Pay) to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving.  The campaign, which combines traditional and innovative enforcement strategies, is funded by a federal grant administered through the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Highway Safety Division from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.  Law Enforcement personnel across the United States will be cracking down on motorists who text and drive April 10th through May 1st. 

Massachusetts law makes it illegal for any operator of a motor vehicle to use a mobile telephone, or any handheld device capable of accessing the internet, to manually compose, send or read an electronic message while operating a motor vehicle.  Fines start at $100 and can be as high as $500 for subsequent offenses.  Drivers under the age of eighteen are also subject to license or permit suspension for up to one year.  These costly violations underscore the danger inherent in the use of electronic devices while driving. Please drive responsibly to help keep our roadways safe. 



Emergency Weather Preparedness Tips


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NOTIFICATION OF ALCOHOL COMPLIANCE CHECKS

Over the course of the next couple months, the Norwell Police Department will be conducting compliance checks at all licensed alcohol establishments in Norwell to determine if licensed establishments are illegally selling alcohol to those under 21. The purpose of the compliance checks is intended to educate licensees and the public, and to ensure the regulations are consistently followed and applied. It is in the community’s best interest for all to be aware of, and to understand the benefits of complying with the laws and regulations governing the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages.


Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

The Norwell Police Department is announcing our participation in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over 2014 Holiday Campaign.  Norwell Police will be out in full force from December 1, 2014 through January 1, 2015 to protect our roads by arresting anyone caught driving while under the influence.  Norwell Police Department will join other local law enforcement agencies and the Mass State Police to run extra patrols through the New Year as part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilization, funded by a federal grant administered through the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Highway Safety Division.


Norwell Police will be intensifying enforcement and will be especially vigilant during nights and weekends when impaired drivers are most likely on our roads.  We recommend you plan a safe way home before the festivities begin.  If you happen to see an impaired driver on the road, please contact law enforcement.  Norwell Police would like everyone to have a safe holiday season.  Please remember, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.


“Make The Right Call” campaign

The Norwell Police Department encourages you to “Make the Right Call” to Never Drink and Drive!  To show your commitment to staying safe, “Like” the Make the Right Call Facebook page for a chance to win a VIP New England Sports Experience. See New England’s favorite team play Buffalo on December 28th in Foxboro and the Bruins play Detroit on December 29th at The Garden, and meet The Sports Hub Broadcasters!   “Like” here at https://www.facebook.com/maketherightcallma.


CHILD PASSENGER RESTRAINT INSTALLATION

The  Norwell Police Department is committed to child safety.  As part of this commitment we offer child seat installations.  There is no fee for this professional service.  Norwell Police Officers Bryan Resnick and William Crowley are certified in Child Passenger Safety installations to assist with inspections and ensure proper installation of child safety seats.  They can also assist with educating parents and guardians about how to correctly use their children’s seat s.

Children must be properly restrained in order to decrease the likelihood that they will suffer serious injury in the event of a vehicle collision.  Massachusetts Child Passenger Safety Law requires that all children riding in passenger motor vehicles must be in a Federally-approved child passenger restraint that is properly fastened and secured until they are 8 years old or over 57 inches tall.  All other occupants not in this category must wear a safety belt, which is properly adjusted and fastened according to the manufacturer’s instructions.  If you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact Norwell Police Department at (781) 659-7979.  There are day and evening appointments available.  Please remember to buckle up for safety.


Norwell Police Department

   300A washington Street
  Norwell,  Massachusetts  02061
   781-659-7979
  Theodore Ross, Chief
Carol Brzuszek, Deputy Chief
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