Massachusetts law now requires all firearms license holders and gun owners to reports all personal sales, transfers and surrenders of firearms through the Massachusetts Gun Transaction Portal. See the Firearms Records Bureau flyer below for more information:
The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, through the Highway Safety Division, has recently produced an important PSA about child safety seats. During the winter months, children in car seats are often buckled in wearing heavy gear. However, this could prove dangerous and increase the risk of injury in a crash because the seatbelt is not as close to the child. This PSA is designed to remind parents and caregivers to buckle their children in without heavy coats, and then put them on when they go outside.
Sometime in the beginning of January, a gravestone at the Rural Cemetery and the Plimpton Street Bridge were both vandalized. Both appear to be with a gold colored spray paint. On the Plimpton Bridge, it was signed "Golden Boy". The Walpole Police Department is seeking information pertaining to this incident, or anyone who may have knowledge of a person going by the nickname of "Golden Boy".
If anyone has any information please contact Detective Tim Sullivan at 508-668-1095. Tips may be made anonymously if preferred.
The survey that many of you completed in 2014 was published late in the year and reinforces the community's support of the police. Yes, there are areas we need to continue to work on and improve, but the vast majority (97%) felt the Walpole Police was responsive to their needs. When asked how well the WPD does in providing services to the community, 96% answered either excellent or good. The citizens provided us with an overwhelming response, with over 3,000 surveys returned. View the complete survey by clicking on the link below.
>> Walpole Police Department: Citizen Survey <<
The Walpole Police Department has partnered with GetCrashReports.com to offer citizens a quick and easy way to get copies of their motor vehicle crash reports. Operators involved in an accident in Walpole, where a Walpole Police Officer responded, will receive a card with the incident number of the accident. Using that number, and following the directions on the card, you will be able to obtain your report within 72 hours, via the internet.
Of course, if you are not that computer savvy, you can still pick up copies of your report the previous way, by filling out and submitting the request form found on the Forms Page.
This service is quicker, and easier for operators, while being more efficient and cost effective for the department. In addition, the department will receive all of the benefits of moving to a digital format for filing reports, including getting access to detailed accident data and diagrams.