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NATIONAL DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY


National Drug Take-Back Day is on Saturday, April 30, 2016. 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 the 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. Please dispose of these items by visiting the Norwell Police Department at 300A Washington Street. 

In addition, the Norwell Police Department 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.  




 UNDERAGE ALCOHOL ENFORCEMENT GRANT PROGRAM

The Norwell Police Department is pleased to announce that we have received a $4,700 grant from the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Highway Safety Division (EOPSS-HSD) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to expand our public safety efforts with underage drinking.  Norwell is one of 71 communities in the Commonwealth to be awarded the Underage Alcohol Enforcement Grant. They are providing $505,000 in funding to the 71 communities on a competitive basis with awards ranging from $4,200 to $15,000.   

Whether you are underage, plan to sell to a minor, or buy alcohol for a minor, this funding promotes our efforts to diligently enforce the laws against underage drinking. The grant will be used primarily to conduct underage compliance checks and additional patrols on weekends to monitor areas for underage drinking.

 The Norwell Police Department, in partnership with EOPSS/HSD and NHTSA recognizes that traffic crashes are preventable and is committed to using this grant to reduce the number of motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries in Norwell. 


                     NEW MEMBER OF THE NORWELL POLICE DEPARTMENT   

The Norwell Police Department is proud to announce a new member of our police force. Officer Kayla Puricelli graduated on March 9th from the 36th Municipal Police Officers’ Class, MBTA Transit Police Academy. The entire Norwell Police Department staff would like to extend a warm welcome and best wishes to Officer Puricelli for a rewarding and successful career serving the Town of Norwell. Congratulations on your accomplishment!  


 



 

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The Norwell Emergency Management Team has implemented the CodeRED system, a high-speed emergency notification service. CodeRED is a free service that will allow emergency officials to notify residents and businesses by telephone, cell phone, text message, email and social media regarding time-sensitive general and emergency notifications. Only authorized officials have access to the CodeRED system. Any message regarding the safety, property or welfare of the community will be disseminated using the CodeRED system.  We encourage you to register your cell phone for this service and to verify your home location during the enrollment process so we may target notifications that directly impact your home or business. If you are currently signed up for CodeRED, you don’t need to enroll again.    

 Frequently asked Code Red Questions


 



Did you know that 75% of child safety seats are installed incorrectly. The Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security has set-up more than 150 Child Safety Seat Inspection Sites throughout the state. Drivers can ensure their seat is installed correctly free of charge by visiting one of the many conveniently located sites. The Highway Safety Division has produced two public service announcements which are running on local television until September 19th. Please help us get this important information out to the citizens of Norwell by posting the PSA Links to your web site and/or social media pages. Citizens can find more information by visiting www.mass.gov/childsafetyseats or calling the toll-free Child Passenger Safety Hotline at 1-877-392-5956.  Child Safety Seats - English version Child Safety Seats Spanish version

   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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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!  


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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 seats.

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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