Dennis Police Department

  • Agency: Dennis Police Department
  • Address: 90 Bob Crowell Road, South Dennis, 02660 MA
  • Chief: (Chief of Police)
Phone: 508-394-1315
Fax: 508-394-5750

Dennis Police Department is located at 90 Bob Crowell Road, South Dennis, 02660 MA. The Dennis Police Department phone number is 508-394-1315.

Dennis Police Department News

On October 27, 2018 from 10 am-2 pm the Dennis Police Department will be one of many locations on Cape Cod participating in the Drug Enforcement Agencie's "National Take Back Day" initiative. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.2 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. This event is an opportunity for anyone to safely dispose of unwanted or expired prescription medication by bringing them to the Dennis Police Department for disposal. Results from the April 2018 15th National Take Back: Total Law Enforcement Participation: 4,683 Total Collection Sites: 5,842 Total Weight Collected: 949,046 lbs. (474.5 Tons)

Missing Person Update: The Dennis Police Department has confirmed that Kevin Mandeville has been located, safe, here on Cape Cod. Thanks to all of our followers on social media who shared our original post about Mr. Mandeville.

The Dennis Police Department is attempting to locate a missing person, Kevin Mandeville, who was last seen in Dennis on October 3, 2018. He may be driving a white, 2008 Nissan Rogue, MA registration 387 ZJ9. Mr. Mandeville is a white male, approximately 5'10", 160 lbs, with a shaved head. If you have any information about the whereabouts of Mr. Mandeville please contact the Dennis Police Department at 508-394-1313.

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PRESS RELEASE TOWN OF DENNIS – TRANSFER STATION RE-OPENED Power has been restored at the Town of Dennis Department of Public Works and Transfer Station. The Transfer Station has been re-opened and will remain open till 6 p.m. tonight as a courtesy. Thank you all for your patience. For further information, please contact the DPW at (508) 760-6220.

Traffic Advisory Update: Due to the crash earlier this morning on South Gages Way, that road from Great Western Road to the area of the Tony Kent Arena will be closed until repairs can be made to the damaged utility pole and wires. Traffic is being detoured to Route 134. Motorists on Theo Smith Road can drive as far as the TK Arena before they will be turned around by an Officer conducting traffic control at that location.

A motor vehicle crash earlier this morning involving damage to a utility pole and wires has caused the closure of South Gages Way in South Dennis until further notice.

One of the great things about being in this profession is that you never know what you will face on any given day. It’s a safe bet Sgt. Patsavos, Ptl. Sullivan, and Det. Turner had no clue they’d be pulling an owl out from behind the grill of a Ford van. Happy to say the owl seemed OK and was transported to the Cape Wild Life Center in Barnstable for follow up by a veterinarian. At this point, the owl has an injured eye and an injured wing, but is doing ok.

Mark your calendars, three weeks from today on October 28th the Dennis Police Association will hold the annual Halloween Hustle 5K road race. For more information go to

The Dennis Police Association ( has partnered with the Pink Patch Project, an initiative by hundreds of police and fire departments across the country to raise awareness for breast cancer, and will be selling pink Department patches during the month of October. If you are interested in purchasing a patch please visit the Dennis Police Association's Facebook page ( for more information. The Dennis Police Association is a registered non-profit organization with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) on October 3, 2018. The WEA portion of the test commences at 2:18 PM EDT and the EAS portion follows at 2:20 p.m. EDT. The test will assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message and determine whether technological improvements are needed.

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Wednesday, October 3rd is "National Coffee With A Cop" Day. Come join us at Good Friends Café from 8:00am to 10:00am. The café is located at 83 School Street in West Dennis, next to the 1865 School House and the West Dennis Post Office. Members of the Dennis Police and their administration will be available for discussion over a cup of coffee and some baked goods that are being donated by GFC owner, Chrissy Carr. Thanks to Chrissy and her crew, and we hope to see folks from our community on Wednesday!

Update to Missing Person Post: Mr. Johnny Sawyer has been located here on Cape Cod and is safe. He is presently being reunited with his family. Thanks to all of our FB followers who shared the information about Mr. Sawyer’s disappearance.

DATE: September 21, 2018 CONTACT: Lieutenant Peter Benson SUBJECT: Motor Vehicle Crash- Route 134 @ Dennis Senior Center On September 21, 2018 at approximately 11:47 am the Dennis Police Department received 911 calls reporting a motor vehicle crash on Route 134 in the area of the Dennis Senior Center. On arrival officers found a two vehicle crash in the north bound lane of Route 134. The crash investigation determined that a 2018 Toyota Rav4, operated by an 81 male resident of Teaticket, was traveling north on Route 134 and had slowed/stopped to turn left into the entrance to the Dennis Senior Center. The second vehicle, a 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser, being operated north behind the Toyota by a 24 year old man from Dennis failed to stop and drove into the back of the Toyota Rav4. The operator and a female passenger from the Toyota Rav4 as well as the operator of the Chrysler PT Cruiser were transported to Cape Cod Hospital by the Dennis Fire Department with mutual aid provided by the Yarmouth Fire Department. The operator of the Chrysler PT Cruiser was issued a motor vehicle citation for Texting Prohibited during Operation.

Update: Mr. Sawyer and Dasher were located safe and sound on Friday evening and reunited with his family. MISSING PERSON Johnny Sawyer, 85, missing out of South Dennis. Last seen at approximately 8:00 this morning. He is with his 100 lb Dalmatian “Dasher”. He operates a gray Mercury Mountaineer MA reg 34KS85. Please contact the Dennis Police Department with any information.

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Crime Watch is back from Summer hiatus. Come join Officer Carr at the West Dennis Graded School House at 67 School Street in West Dennis tonight at 6:00pm. Get the latest on crime in Dennis, and what we are looking forward to as we head into the shoulder season.

Today the demolition of the bathhouse/snack bar at Mayflower Beach began to make way for the construction of the new building. The lower parking lot at Mayflower Beach will be closed during construction, and the parking restriction may include the entire parking lot later on in the construction process.

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DATE: September 11, 2018 FROM: Officer Matthew Swett SUBJECT: R.A.D. for Women Class, October 2018 _____________________________ The Dennis Police Department will be offering the 2nd Rape, Aggression, Defense (R.A.D.) Course of 2018 for women starting at the end of October. The course is a 12-hour certification class taught in 4 segments. The class dates are Oct. 22nd, 24th, 29th and 30th. All classes are run from 6:00pm to 9:00pm each night. The classes will be held in the Dennis Police Department Community Room, located at 90 Bob Crowell Road in South Dennis. Rape, Aggression, Defense (R.A.D.) is a specific course designed to provide educational opportunities as well as realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. Portions of this course will be hands on. This course is taught by Dennis Police Officers that are Nationally Certified R.A.D. instructors. Interested applicants must be women ages 18+ and preference will be given to Dennis residents. This course is free of charge and the number of participants will be capped at 12. Attendance is required for all classes. To sign-up, please contact Officer Matthew Swett at or 774-352-1532. Deadline to sign-up is October 15th, 2018.