Chatham Police Department

  • Agency: Chatham Police Department
  • Address: 249 George Ryder Road, Chatham, 02633 MA
  • Chief: Mark R Pawlina (Chief of Police)
Phone: 508-945-1213
Fax: 508-945-2791

Chatham Police Department is located at 249 George Ryder Road, Chatham, 02633 MA. The Chief of Police of the department is Mark R Pawlina. The Chatham Police Department phone number is 508-945-1213.

Chatham Police Department News

The 6th Annual Behavioral Health Summit being held today in Hyannis. Learning better ways to deal with mental health issues including resiliency and recovery methods. Sgt. Kevin Marshall of Nantucket PD was one of the presenters.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Hitching Post Road Closure on Friday, Oct. 05, 2018 In order to install underground utilities, Hitching Post Road will be CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC on Friday, October 05, 2018 from 07am to 03pm. The closure will be from Old Academy Road to Depot Road. Local residents in this area will have access to their homes. The work in this area is in conjunction with Chatham Elementary School having a scheduled student’s day off, (Teacher’s Development Day). The main entrance to the Chatham Fire Department and its public parking lot (Depot Road) will not be affected by this work, and will be open to all traffic.

CPD says thank you to all who came out to visit us on National Coffee with a Cop Day at the Dunkin Donuts Store in Chatham this morning. A special thank you to DD employees for hosting and to Julie for organizing the event.

The Chatham Police invite citizens to celebrate National Coffee with a Cop Day tomorrow, Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 at Dunkin Donuts in Chatham, 1563 Main Street. CPD officers will be there from 8:00 am - 9:30 am.

CHATHAM AND HARWICH PUBLIC SAFETY CONDUCT CRITICAL INCIDENT SIMULATION TRAINING: On Saturday, September 22, 2018, a joint departmental training was held at the Harwich Elementary School. Members of the Chatham Police and Fire Departments and Harwich Police and Fire Departments trained in active shooter scenarios that focused on interdepartmental operations and the use of “Rescue Task Forces” as a part of a mass casualty response. Classrooms trainings focused on: 01. Mass Casualty Incidents 02. Incident Command 03. Rescue Task Force 04. Bleeding Control After the classroom trainings were complete, several large-scale simulations were performed. This training exercise was one of many that have been conducted by both Chatham and Harwich Public Safety, and more are planned for the future. All of our agencies are committed to providing the highest level of public safety service to our communities. Special thanks to the staff of the Harwich Elementary School and the Harwich and Chatham Police/Fire Associations. Special thanks also to members of the Cape Cod Regional SWAT Team, COMM Fire, Cape & Islands EMS Systems and Georges Pizza.

Chatham Police and Chatham Fire with Harwich Police and Fire are conducting scenario training at the Harwich Elementary School (263 South St). There is a large staff of public safety personnel at that location today. THERE IS NO EMERGENCY AT THE SCHOOL TODAY. This is only a training exercise. Please do not enter the property.

Chatham Police and Sandi’s Diner teamed up to have “Coffee with a Cop” today in Chatham. Lots of good folks came over to share a cup of joe and talk with us. Sandi’s Diner has been a Main Street fixture in Downtown Chatham for years. Pictured with Sandi are Chief Mark Pawlina, Lt. Andy Goddard, Sgt. Bill Massey, Det. Lou Malzone and Officer Geoffrey Phillips.

Press Release - Recovered Body in Chatham Waters 09/12/2018

Congratulations to the Monomoy High football team on winning their season opener against Tech 30-12 Go Sharks!!!

Chatham Police officers participate with “High Five Friday” today at Chatham Elementary School. Working together with our schools and our kids to keep them safe!!!

The Chatham Police Department held a promotional ceremony today and also recognized several officers for their years of service. Congratulations to all of them. Job well done! Promoted were: Michael Anderson to Deputy Chief Andrew Goddard to Lieutenant Years of Service Recognition: Officer John Whittle 30 years Officer Tom Powers 10 years Officer Geoffrey Phillips 10 years Officer Chris Merigan 5 years Officer Chris Vardakis 5 years

Chatham Police Command Staff attended the School Safety - Active Shooter Exercise Workshop today held at Cape Cod Tech. The Workshop was put on by Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee and taught by The Texas A&M -TEEX Services.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Bridge Street will be CLOSED at the drawbridge from 12:00pm to 03:00pm for emergency repairs. Local traffic only. No through traffic.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Festival of the Arts Event The Chatham Creative Arts center will be hosting its annual Festival of the Arts Craft Fair. Dates: Friday, August 17, 10am-5pm Saturday, August 18, 10am-5pm Sunday, August 19, 10am-5pm Location: Chase Park on Cross Street Please see event graphic. During the event, there will several traffic restrictions in place. Cross Street will be ONE WAY traffic, (outbound) during the event. (Indicated in RED) There will be NO PARKING on the SOUTH side of Cross Street and a section of Cedar Street, (Indicated in ORANGE) The public is encouraged to park in the Town Hall Lot (Main Street). There is also a shuttle bus service available. The stops are: 01. Chatham Community Center, 702 Main Street 02. Chatham Creative Arts Center, 154 Crowell Road There will be Police Officers working this event to assist with traffic and parking.

The Chatham Police Department and the Chatham Police Association would like to thank all who came out for “National Night Out” earlier at the community center. We were thrilled to meet so many new people and to say hello to folks we already knew. It was great seeing everyone having a good time and watching the kids enjoy the fun & games along with checking out the police cruiser, the police motorcycle and the police ATV. We look forward to next year!

Reminder, Tuesday August 7th: Join members of CPD today from 5pm-7pm at the Chatham Community Center on Main St. for National Night Out, the annual nationwide community building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. National Night Out, celebrating it’s 35th year, enhances the relationship between neighbors and law-enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Everyone is welcome at this community event and we hope to see you, your family and your neighbors from 5pm-7pm for fun games and activities for the whole family along with free hot dogs and ice cream treats with members of the Chatham Police Department.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Chatham Community Center will be hosting the Boston 25 News program called “Zip Trip” on Friday morning, August 3rd, from 6:00 am to 10:00 am. The production will be broadcast LIVE from the Little League field at the Community Center. Parking at the community center and on Depot Road will be restricted due to the large number vehicles and trailers needed for the broadcast. The production should be wrapped up and completed by 11:00 am.

Two Falmouth Police officers are recovering and it appears they will be ok after being shot yesterday. CPD sends our thoughts and support to the two officers and to all of FPD.

UNAUTHORIZED OFF-ROAD DRIVE MAY BE COSTLY A man with addresses in Atlanta GA, and Chatham MA, is facing fines for driving his motor vehicle onto prohibited beach areas. Stephen Renard (age 23), drove his Jeep into a marsh at the end of Harding’s Beach. Removal is currently ongoing with the assistance of Silver Cloud Towing. Mr. Renard is facing fines from both CPD and Chatham Coastal Resources.

Our hearts and prayers are with Weymouth Mass. Police Officer Michael Chesna and his family after he was shot and killed in the line of duty early this morning.

From the Chatham Independence Day Parade Committee: Winners of the best parade floats.......

THANK YOU MONOMOY CAMPERS! Today, Summer Campers from Monomoy Community Services, (Depot Road), stopped in to CPD and delivered custom made "Law Enforcement Survival Kits" to our Officers. Chief Mark Pawlina and Sergeant Bill Glover greeted Michele Green, Marcus Malone and the crew in the station lobby. The campers prepared the "Survival Kit" as part of the camp's "Pay It Forward" program. The campers visited many town organizations today with career-related appreciation gifts. Thanks to all at the Monomoy Community Services Summer Camp! We appreciate your support.

TRAFFIC AND PARKING RESTRICTIONS FOR CHATHAM JULY 04 PARADE: PLEASE FOLLOW HERE AND ON CPD TWITTER FOR OFFICIAL PARADE UPDATES. Starting at 02:30 a.m. on July 4, 2018, “NO PARKING” restrictions will go into effect. The area affected is the Main Street Downtown Business District from the Rotary/Old Harbor Road to the intersection Main Street and Shore Road. There will be NO PARKING-TOW AWAY ZONE restrictions on the Town Hall side of Main Street. No chairs will be allowed on Main Street until AFTER 02:30 a.m. There will also be NO PARKING-TOW AWAY ZONE restrictions on Crowell Road south of Tip Cart Drive to Main Street. Beginning at 08:00 a.m. there will be a one-way (southbound) traffic pattern on Shore Road, from Old Harbor Road to Main Street. This will remain in effect until the end of the parade proceeds onto Main Street. Detour to Chatham Bars Inn will be Old harbor Road to Highland Ave., to Seaview Street. The downtown business area will be closed to ALL motor vehicle traffic at 08:30 a.m. The intersection of Route 28, Main Street and Crowell Road will be closed at 09:00 a.m., and ALL inbound traffic will be detoured onto Old Queen Anne and Queen Anne Road. Main Street will reopen when parade turns north onto Crowell Road. Parade route: Main Street @ Shore Road westbound to Main Street @ Crowell Road, parade turns north onto Crowell Road and ends at Tip Cart Drive. There will be no rain date in the event of weather cancellation. We are asking for the public’s patience and cooperation during this annual 4th of July parade event. Please do not rely on your GPS devices after the parade. Most GPS devices will direct to one lone route out of town. Please follow police traffic posts for alternate routes. The Chatham Police Department wishes everyone a happy and safe July 4 Holiday!

CHATHAM POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS HONORED BY CHATHAM ANGLERS: On Friday, June 29, 2018, Members of the Chatham Police Department and Chatham Fire/Rescue were honored by the Chatham Anglers of the Cape Cod Baseball League. It was "First Responder's Night" at Veteran's Field. Members of both public safety agencies were on hand to participate. Chatham Police Chief Mark Pawlina and Chatham Firefighter Brett Johnson threw out the ceremonial first pitch. We appreciate the strong partnership that we share with our community.

CHATHAM OFFICER RESCUES BABY DEER On Tuesday, June 26, 208 at 12:53 p.m. a Chatham resident from Crows Pond Road, contacted the Chatham Police Department and Chatham Animal Control Officer, reporting that a small fawn had made its way upon the resident’s deck and had been there for some time by itself. Animal Control Officer Diane Byers and Police Officer Christopher Vardakis (pictured), responded and located the fawn. Investigation led the officer to believe that the fawn’s mother may have been hit by a vehicle in that area, as reported and investigated by CPD on Thursday, June 21, 2018. The fawn was very weak and had difficulty walking. The fawn was taken from the residence, and arrangements were made with Cape Wildlife to have the fawn safely transported to a deer-rehabilitation facility located near the Quabbin Reservoir.