Norwell Police Department News and Information
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.
Calle’s Miracle Run Safety Information
The Norwell Police Department is informing residents of a road race to be held on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 8:30 a.m.
The 3rd Annual Calle’s Miracle Run,which is a 5K and 10K run, will begin and end at the Norwell High School. There will be a parking ban on South Street on the day of the race. Those parking in the restricted areas will be towed. Event organizers are providing free shuttle bus service to and from the event at the Hanover Mall.
Please expect road blocks and traffic delays in the following areas: Main St by South St, South St, Pleasant St, Circuit St, Pine St, Wildcat Ln, and side roads that are located off the main roads. Norwell Police Department has coordinated efforts with race organizers to insure the safety of runners and to minimize delays for residents and motorists traveling in the race route. Please seek alternate routes.
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
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.
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
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.
The Norwell Police Department is proud to announce that Officer Kenneth Camerota recently completed his training to become an active member of the Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council (Metro-LEC) Special Weapons and Tactics Team. Metro-LEC is a consortium of 43 local area police departments and law enforcement agencies. The law enforcement officers are trained in specialized response for critical incidents. The SWAT officers train on a regular basis to respond to incidents such as high-risk building entry and searches, active shooter incidents, hostage crisis and the execution of warrants for suspect(s) where there is a high-likelihood of a suspect being armed. Officer Camerota joins Officer Bryan Resnick, who is also a member of the Metro-LEC SWAT Team. Both officers are also the Norwell Police Department Firearms Instructors.