Nahant Police Department

  • Agency: Nahant Police Department
  • Address: 198 Nahant Road, Nahant, 01908-1298 MA
  • Chief: William F. Waters (Chief of Police)
Phone: 781-581-1212

Nahant Police Department is located at 198 Nahant Road, Nahant, 01908-1298 MA. The Chief of Police of the department is William F. Waters. The Nahant Police Department phone number is 781-581-1212.

Nahant Police Department News

Never forget...

Short Beach has reopened for swimming.

The Essex County Chiefs of Police Association is holding a Comedy Night at Angelica’s Restaurant in Middleton, on Thursday September 13, 2018. All proceeds go to the Special Olympics. Please help us make this year’s event better than last year. We are looking for raffle prizes. If you, or know of anyone with a business, who would like to donate anything, a prize basket or gift certificate, please contact Nahant Police Department. Thank you, Chief Dwyer

Schools in the area are starting to open for the year, which means an increase in children and teens walking to school or waiting for the bus. As a reminder, all roads leading to the Johnson School are 20 MPH zones. Many children who attend schools out of town use buses. If a school bus is actively loading or offloading students, you MUST stop when the red lights are flashing and stop sign displayed. Please obey all traffic laws. Have a great school year!

Tudor Wharf will be closed tomorrow from 10:00am until 2:00pm for filming for a German television production.

Short Beach is once again closed for swimming due to high bacteria levels.

Lynn traffic advisory... also know as Fox Hill Bridge

Great rescue this afternoon by Harbormaster Tibbo in less than favorable conditions. After receiving reports of a small sailboat in distress off the north side, Police units arrived and located 2 individuals on a 12 foot catamaran with a broken mast about 150 yards offshore. The Nahant Harbormaster was notified and immediately responded battling 3-5 foot breakers and pulled the occupants onboard and secured the sailboat. Thankfully the occupants were not injured. Great work Rob!

Be advised that on Friday, August 17, 2018 between the hours of 7:00 am and 9:00 am, National Grid will need to turn the power off for 5 to 15 minutes for maintenance purposes in certain areas of Nahant. The areas of the town that will be affected, as described by National Grid, are Flash Road and Willow Road; and critical buildings that could be affected include Nahant Town Hall, Nahant Public Library, Nahant Fire Department, Nahant Housing Authority, and Northeastern University.

Jewelry was located at the Town Wharf late last night. If you lost some jewelry and believe you may be the owner, contact the Nahant Police Department. Be prepared to provide an exact description of the item/s.

***Short Beach Update*** Short Beach is now OPEN

***Urgent Message*** Be advised, Short Beach will be CLOSED effective immediately due to high bacteria levels. The next water test will be done tomorrow and a decision will be made on Thursday afternoon to remain closed or re-open. This is NOT "Red Tide."

***Owner located. Thank you for the assistance.*** Found dog on Nahant Rd by Summer St. If you are, or know, the owner, contact the Nahant Police at 781-581-1212

Traffic advisory!! Please be advised that the Ride to Remember will be conducting a training ride through Town this morning. The ride will continue up the coast and ultimately ending in Hampton, NH. Please have patience as the riders are raising awareness for a good cause. The Primary purpose of the Ride to Remember is to bring awareness to fallen police officers and firefighters in the State of Massachusetts. The Secondary purpose is to raise money for the Massachusetts Fallen Officer Memorial and the Massachusetts Fallen Firefighter Memorial - both memorials are located at the State House in Boston where the ride will end to honor those brave men and women who gave their lives for the citizens in Massachusetts. Given the recent attacks on Law Enforcement throughout the Country and here in Massachusetts, please support these men and women as they Ride for a Reason! Fallen, but not forgotten.

Additional information on this weekend’s event: - The Wharf will be closed to vehicles beginning at 10:30 on Saturday morning. - In the event of a marine emergency, contact the Nahant Police to assist facilitate access. - No outside beverages or coolers permitted, as noted below. - Due to safety and security reasons, all bags may be subject to search.

Great information from Marblehead Police Department Chief Picariello on scams. While we agree with the thought the town of Nahant is not being targeted, we cannot remind everyone enough of the warning signs of scams.

Today, the Nahant Police Honor Guard had the honor of attending the funeral for fallen Weymouth Police Sergeant Michael Chesna. The thoughts and prayers of the entire Nahant Police Department are with Sergeant Chesna’s family and the Weymouth Police Department during this difficult time.

The Nahant Police Department extends thoughts and prayers to Weymouth Police Department. Rest in Peace Brother Michael Chesna.

Congratulations to Captain Michael J. Cook on his retirement from the Massachusetts State Police! In the mid 1980's Captain Cook began his career in law enforcement in the town of Nahant as a police officer. He served our community with honor, courage, humility and a sense of humor. We are proud of all that he has done and are even prouder to call him our friend. Congrats Mike!!

Nahant Fireworks Tonight’s Fireworks will begin around 9:15pm at Bailey’s Hill. This area will be blocked off for safety reasons, please do not enter the area. Roads leading to Willow Rd. will be closed to vehicle traffic beginning at 6pm. Plan accordingly if you have guests. Please do not move the barricades. As a result of the storm this winter, the sea wall along Willow Rd. by Tudor Beach, as well as behind some homes was damaged. Temporary fencing was placed around the damaged area on Tudor Beach (pictured below). Do not lean on these fences for you safety. Use caution around the sea wall. While we want everyone to enjoy the Fourth, we ask you to do so responsibly. There will be no tolerance for individuals under the age of 21 in possession of alcohol. We DO NOT close the Causeway for the fireworks, please refrain from calling asking if the Causeway is open or not. We need to keep phone lines open for emergencies and other matters. If you experience an emergency or need police assistance , please dial 911 or 781-581-1212 to contact us.

Lynn/Swampscott Fireworks information...

Long Beach Information We often get calls/questions as to why the Long Beach lot is closed, yet there can sometimes be 50 open spaces... 1. The lot is managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. If you see Nahant Police Officers at the entrance, their role is to keep traffic moving the best they can. But due to the design set up there, traffic in either direction can still build up. 2. If you drive by and see many open spaces yet arrive at the entrance only to find it closed, the DCR closes the lot in order to get an accurate count of open spaces. 3. As the lot begins to fill and the travel lane gets congested, the lot may again close temporarily. This is in order to keep an open lane in the event of an emergency where police or fire vehicles need to respond. The design of this lot makes it very difficult for emergency vehicles to respond when there is heavy traffic within the lot. 4. If you arrive at the entrance and it is closed, please do not stop and block the roadway and ask the officer when the lot will open. Again, the company controls the lot and will reopen when they have a count on spaces. Hopefully this provides some answers.