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National Drug Take-Back Day is on Saturday, April 26, 2014.  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.    

The Norwell Police Department would like to remind residents that the Norwell Police Department has a Med Return Drug Collection Unit in the Police Station lobby.  This 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.  

Anyone wishing to drop off any unwanted, unused or expired drugs may visit the Norwell Police Department at 40 River St.  


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Recent Narcan Training


The Norwell Police Department recently sent two officers to attend a training program on how to administer Nasal Naloxone or “Narcan” which is an antidote that reverses the life-threatening effect of narcotics. Sergeant Timothy O’Brien and Officer Daniel Dooley recently attended the Narcan training that was provided at no cost to the department in coordination with the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office, Signature Health Care and Brockton Mayor’s Opioid Overdose Prevention Coalition. The officers were informed how opioids affect users, how to recognize an opioid overdose and how to respond accordingly. Norwell Police Department will coordinate efforts with the officers to implement Narcan training with the entire department.


The Norwell Police Department would like to announce a new member of our police force.
Officer Joseph Esposito Jr recently transferred from Rockland Police Department.

Officer Esposito was on the Rockland Police Department for three years, and brings with him
a solid background of police training, education, and experience.

The Norwell Police Department welcomes Officer Esposito to the Norwell Police Department.
We wish him a successful career serving the Town of Norwell.





The Norwell Police Department is pleased to announce that we will be offering an adult (R.A.D) Rape Agression Defense course free of charge to women over the age of 16. Sergeant Ronald Fries, Detective Jay McDevitt and Officer Matthew Manning will facilitate the program.

The R.A.D. program is a comprehensive self-defense course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance while progressing to the basics of hands on defense training. R.A.D. is not a martial arts program and participants do not need prior training. The instructional objective of R.A.D. is to “develop and enhance the options of self-defense so they become viable options to a woman who is attacked.”

The course will take place over four evenings, currently scheduled for March 17, 19, 24 and 26th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Sparrell School, 322 Main Street, Norwell.  To learn more and to sign up, please visit our website at and follow the R.A.D. links. Space is limited and Norwell residents will receive first preference.

If you have any questions, please contact Sergeant Fries at, Detective McDevitt at or Officer Manning at or contact them at (781)659-7979.



A registration form may be found by clicking here

The completed form should be dropped off at the station. 



The Norwell Police Department is pleased to announce that we have received $5,000 in grant funding from the Edwin Phillips Foundation, a charitable trust whose focus is on the needs of mentally and physically handicapped children. The grant funds are available to aid children and adults up to the age of 22.


The Norwell Police Department will use the funds to assist families who have a child or young adult with a cognitive or developmental disability by providing the SafetyNet program for families that cannot afford the monthly fees and equipment maintenance associated with the program. The LoJack SafetyNet program is technology that uses specialized radio frequency search and rescue equipment to assist law enforcement in helping to locate a person who has wandered. The equipment detects radio frequency signals that are emitted from a bracelet worn by an individual enrolled in the SafetyNet service.


If we can be of any assistance to a family, or if you would like more information about our program, please contact Detective William Pasteris or Deputy Chief Carol Brzuszek at (781) 659-7979.



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Norwell Police Department’s participation in The Designated Driver Program


The Norwell Police Department is pleased to announce our participation in The Designated Driver Program. This program is a cooperative effort between the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office, local Police Departments, and licensed alcohol servers across Plymouth County. It is a cooperative effort aimed at reducing the number of impaired drivers on the road.


Participation is voluntary and controlled by the private business. Each business agrees to provide free non-alcoholic beverages to patrons who identify themselves as the designated driver to their server. The Designated Driver agrees not to drink any alcoholic beverages during their evening out. The Designated Driver accepts the responsibility to ensure the other members in their party are transported home safely.

We would like to acknowledge the efforts of Sgt. Timothy O’Brien who coordinated this program with the area businesses. Sgt. O’Brien reached out to all businesses in Norwell who are licensed alcohol servers. The following are the participating establishments: The Fours, Not Your Average Joes, Strawberry Fair, Tinker’s Son, Trattoria San Pietro, McGreal’s Tavern, and Beijing House.

Congratulations To Our Participating Norwell Restaurants That Support Our Designated Driver Program

Visit their websites and make a reservation

Beijing House

The Four’s

Not your Average Joe’s

Strawberry Fair

Tinker’s Son

Trattoria San Pietro

McGreal’s Tavern


Norwell New Public Safety Facility 

 How to Report a Power Outage 

  • Visit the web address for National Grid's power outage map which is updated every fifteen minutes.  The map will provide you with  "real-time" updates regarding outages.  If it shows that there is an outage in your neighborhood or geographic area you can assume that a crew is working to repair it.

  • If you do not see a report on the map, please call National Grid at   1-800-322-3223 or 1-800-465-1212

  • If you need emergency assistance during the outage call 9-1-1





















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Norwell Police Department   40 River Street  Norwell,  Massachusett  02061   781-659-7979  Theodore Ross, Chief