This Project has been in the works since 1997 and is necessary in order to properly maintain the infrastructure, as well as continue to ensure public safety and enhance economic development opportunities.
The proposed Project consists of reconstructing approximately 8,000 feet of roadway along Route 1A from our downtown to the Norwood Town Line including intersection and approach improvements at Fisher, Gould, Mylod and North Streets.
Route 1A is one of the Town’s main commercial corridors, as well as one of the region’s main thoroughfares. This particular stretch of Route 1A passes through several residential areas, has two public schools in the vicinity and also serves many local businesses, including small and large commercial plazas. The current condition of Route 1A has caused traffic congestion and troublesome safety issues for both vehicles and pedestrians, alike.
In addition to addressing much-needed traffic and pedestrian safety concerns, the Project will also address economic development needs. With the many businesses in the immediate area, improved infrastructure is necessary in order for them to continue to thrive. Planned development activities in the immediate and distant future will be supported by the Project.
For a full description of the project, and for updated detours (first detour pictured above) as the project progresses, please see the main project webiste >>HERE<<.
In accordance with Massachusetts General Law, the following unclaimed and abandoned property will be destroyed or sold by means of an online auction by the online police auction website PROPERTYROOM.COM beginning on or after April 13, 2021.
The items to be auctioned are in as-is condition and are in no way guaranteed or under warranty by the Walpole Police Department or the Town of Walpole. Any person who believes they may have unclaimed property being held by the Walpole Police Department (or is currently up for auction), should contact the department immediately at 508-668-1212 to determine if they have a claim to the property. Proof of ownership will be required.
To: Walpole Asian Community
From: Chief Kelleher & Walpole Police Department
Ref: Hate Crime Victimization-Encouragement to Report
Dear Members of Walpole Asian Community,
The Walpole Police Department is aware of an increase in Asian Americans victimized by hate crimes across the country. The Walpole Police Department will not tolerate any crime based on hate towards a specific group of community members and will fully investigate and prosecute all crimes of hate as well as underlying crimes associated with such incidents.
All Walpole Police personnel are committed to safeguarding the civil rights of all individuals irrespective of their protected class. Any acts or threats of violence, property damage, harassment, intimidation, or other crimes intended to infringe upon individual civil rights are treated seriously.
Pursuant to MGL ch. 22c sec.32, a hate crime is defined as any criminal act, coupled with overt actions motivated by bigotry and bias including, but not limited to, a threatened, attempted or completed overt act motivated at least in part by racial, religious, ethnic, handicap, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation prejudice, or which otherwise deprives another person of his constitutional rights by threats, intimidation or coercion, or which seek to interfere with or disrupt a person's exercise of constitutional rights through harassment or intimidation.
Based on recommendations by Governor Baker's Hate Crimes Task Force, the Walpole Police Department designates an officer to serve as the department's point of contact on all hate crimes. WPD hate crime policy requires our hate crimes officer to fully investigate and report any criminal act that appears to be motivated by bias to the Executive Office of Public Safety (EOPSS). Detective Sergeant Tolland is the designated hate crimes/civil rights officer for the Walpole Police Department.
One of the primary tenets of community policing is for the police department to focus on crime as well as fear of crime within the community. As such, the Walpole Police Department will be proactively engaging our Asian community, with a focus on neighborhoods, students, and places of business. Officers will be disseminating this letter as outreach to our community members, encouraging victims of hate crime to report such incidents to the police department forthwith.
The Walpole Police Department's main objective is to re-assure our Asian American population that their police department is here to help, hear your concerns, and ensure a safe environment for all members of the community.
WPD encourages victims of crime to call 911 for emergencies, 508-668-1095 business line, or email WPD with concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org
In an effort to continue our public safety partnership with citizens and businesses, the Walpole Police Department is offering a security camera registration program. The Walpole Camera Registry Program allows residents and business owners to voluntarily register the locations of their video surveillance systems with the Walpole Police Department. When a crime occurs, police will be able to identify the locations of nearby video cameras to obtain potential video surveillance. If necessary, police would ask Walpole Camera Registry Program participants to check their private video surveillance systems for a specific date and time for video that may show activity involved with a crime, and, if they so choose, participants can voluntarily provide copies of video footage to police for investigative purposes.
See the registration form here for full details .: CAMERA REGISTRATION FORM :.
The Town of Walpole has a telephone Emergency Notification System. We use this system to notify residents and business owners in emergency situations, as deemed necessary. As such, if you receive a call from the Town of Walpole, the Walpole Fire, Police, Health or Public Works Departments, please listen to the message carefully.
This system also has the capability to contact you through the following options: your listed home or business phone or your cell. At this time, emergency notification will only be made to your listed home or business address. If you would like to add an unlisted phone number, your cell phone or both, please follow the link below to the Town of Walpole website, and follow the instructions on the screen.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Town Hall (508-660-7289) with any questions you may have.
We have gone green - Wherever possible the department will make all responses for records requests by email. This includes reports, voice recordings, and photographs. To make it easier, we have streamlined our process for requesting information, it's as easy as 1, 2, 3 !
1 - Simply go to www.walpolepd.com.
2 - Click on > Request Here < in the top left corner.
3 - Complete the form and press the SUBMIT button.
That's it. By making this change, we hope to make it easier for the public to request information, easier for us to respond, and make the entire process more cost effective and efficient for all involved.
* Please keep in mind the law allows 10 days to respond to a request for a report.