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The Norwell Police Department is informing residents of a road race to be held on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 7:30 a.m.  The South Shore Half-Marathon will begin at the Norwell High School and finish on Dover Street.  It is projected there will be 3,000 participants and spectators attending this event.  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, Forest St, Pine St, Wildcat Ln, River St, Stetson Rd, Barque Hill, Brigantine Circle, Dover St, West St, Main St at Norwell Center and side roads that are located off the main roads.  The 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.    . 




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.  




The Norwell Police Department, in partnership with the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Highway Safety Division, is announcing its participation in the Speed and Aggressive Driving Enforcement Campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of aggressive driving. 

The traffic mobilization runs from Friday, October 10th through Friday, October 31st.  Norwell Police Department will be increasing enforcement efforts focusing on drivers who exhibit any of the moving violations that are frequently associated with aggressive driving which include speeding, failure to obey traffic controls/devices, failure to yield, and following too closely. 

We want to raise awareness of the dangers of driving aggressively.  Please drive responsibly and with patience to help keep our roadways safe






National Drug Take-Back Day is on Saturday, September 27, 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. 


Theodore J. Ross
Chief of Police                                                              


The Norwell Police Department is proud to announce that Officer Daniel Dooley and Special Police Officer Daniel Campanelli were recently recognized at a First Responder Awards Recognition Ceremony that was held at the Municipal Police Training Committee CPR/First Responder Annual Conference on June 6th, for rendering medical assistance to a person in need.  The Statewide Advisory committee for CPR/First Responders falls under the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security and the Municipal Police Training Committee.  This recognition exemplifies that Officer Daniel Dooley and Special Police Officer Daniel Campanelli were able to demonstrate that their CPR/First Responder training was beneficial in saving a life. 
On November 10, 2013, Special Police Officer Campanelli was assigned a traffic detail outside Hannaford’s Supermarket located at 10 Washington Street when he was alerted to a medical emergency inside the store.  Officer Campanelli radioed for an ambulance and then entered the store where a 29 year old male was unresponsive and not breathing.  Officer Campanelli proceeded with CPR with a civilian who was present.  Officer Dooley was on patrol and responded to the call with an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) that was used on the unresponsive male.  Norwell Fire Department arrived and care was transferred.  As a direct result of the efforts of Officer Dooley and Special Police Officer Campanelli, this man’s life was saved due to their CPR/First Responder training. 
Officer Dooley is also the Norwell Police Department’s certified CPR/First Aid Instructor. The Norwell Police cruisers were all equipped with defibrillators in July 2013. 
We would like to recognize the exemplary work and training of the officers and Norwell Fire Department, as well as the civilian bystander who assisted in saving a man’s life.

 The LoJack SafetyNet program reminder

The Norwell Police Department would like to remind residents of our SafetyNet 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.   This program can be helpful to children with Autism or elderly residents with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. 
The Norwell Police Department 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.    
If Norwell Police Department can be of any assistance to a family, or if you would like more information about our program, please contact Detective Bill Pasteris or Deputy Chief Carol Brzuszek at (781)659-7979. 

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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.




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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


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 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