Swampscott Police Department

  • Agency: Swampscott Police Department
  • Address: 531 Humphrey St, Swampscott, 01907 MA
  • Chief: (Chief of Police)
Phone: (781) 595-1111
Fax: (781) 595-7472

Swampscott Police Department is located at 531 Humphrey St, Swampscott, 01907 MA. The Swampscott Police Department phone number is (781) 595-1111.

Swampscott Police Department News

---- SOLAR GLARE ADVISORY —- The Swampscott Police Department wants to remind drivers to use caution when entering Swampscott on Humphrey St this time of year traveling towards Marblehead because of solar glare. During the early morning hours as the sun comes up, this section of Humphrey St is extremely affected by solar glare, especially near St. John’s Church. The solar glare reduces the visibly of vehicles and pedestrians crossing the road. Please use caution when driving.

Have a fun, safe Halloween tonight by making sure there is sometype of reflective gear or light on your costume or carried by an adult. Please look both ways when crossing the street and check all treats before eating them. Please stop by then station early or late for a treat.

A cell phone was turned in today to the police station. Found in the area of the library. If it belongs to you please call the Swampscott PD at 781-595-1111 with a description. Please feel free to share this post.

On Saturday, October 27, 2018, the Swampscott Police Department together with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be holding a sixteenth nationwide, one-day collaborative prescription drug take-back initiative to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from our homes. This national initiative will provide an opportunity for the public to surrender pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications at the Police Station located at 531 Humphrey Street for destruction. Drop off times are between 10am and 2pm. NO syringes , needles or liquids will be accepted. Expired, unused, or unwanted controlled substances in our homes are a potential source of supply for the increasing abuse of pharmaceutical drugs in the United States and pose a risk to public health and safety every day. Since the inception of this program in 2010 over 900,000 pounds of pharmaceutical waste has been collected and destroyed. The Swampscott Police Department is happy to support the New England Field Division of the DEA as we work together to reduce this growing problem.

The Swampscott Police Department and The Residence at Vinnin Square invite residents to register your loved ones who have Dementia or Alzheimers at the Silver Alert Program offered on October 13, 11am-2pm at the Residence at Vinnin Square. Registration is FREE. The program allows the department to have your loved one’s information on file, including a picture, if he/she wanders from home. If you can not bring your loved one with you, no problem, just bring a recent photo and it will be attached to the registration that is filled out. The Swampscott Police Department wants to make sure those residents living in town with Dementia or Alzheimer’s are protected and safe. Event info: Silver Alert Registration October 13, 2018 11:00am – 2:00pm The Residence at Vinnin Square 224 Salem St 781-603-0099

-----------------------PLAN AHEAD---------------------------------THE MOTORCYCLE RUN IS TODAY. EXPECT SIGNIFICANT DELAYS IN THE AREA OF HUMPHREY ST, PURITAN RD AND ATLANTIC AV. BETWEEN 1145 am and 130 pm approximately. The annual Halloween Witch Ride Muscular Dystrophy Association fundraiser will take place Sunday, Oct. 14. It will run up Humphrey St. as it goes from Revere to Shetland Park in Salem. This annual benefit motorcycle ride will have a significant impact on traffic in the early afternoon hours. The event leaves Boston Harley Davidson in Revere at approximately NOON and extends through several communities with its pathway travelling along LYNN SHORE DR and into HUMPHREY ST in Swampscott before entering Marblehead via HUMPHREY ST. The ride has known to attract onlookers who pull over to watch and stand along the roadside as the riders come through town dressed in costumes. The sea of riders haS been known to stretch up to several miles. PLEASE SEEK ALTERNATE ROUTES

BE ADVISED:: There is a National Grid calling scam hitting our town, soliciting money. The police department is aware of it and has confirmed that it is not National Grid. Please do not give any personal information to these callers or money. If you have any question call the station.

Swampscott PD is all decked out for the fall season. Come down with your child to take a picture and register for our Giant Pumpkin Naming Contest. Names will be randomly drawn on October 13th at 1pm. From our family to yours, Happy Fall.

Notice to residents: We are seeing an uptick in vehicle burglaries throughout Swampscott with one thing in common…all vehicles are left unlocked with valuables inside. The Swampscott Police cannot stress enough the importance of locking your vehicles EVERY night. And please, remove all valuables from your vehicles. Thefts from unlocked vehicles is an all too common problem that can be prevented by simply locking your vehicle. Never leave valuables in your vehicle, but if you must…lock them up. Always keep valuables locked in the glove box or center console. As always, report suspicious activity to the police. Dial 911

The Swampscott Police Department wishes Sgt. Richard McCarriston a Happy Retirement. After 33 years of service to the town, Sgt. McCarriston complete his last tour of duty last night. Sgt. McCarriston started with the department in 1985, and throughout his career he received numerous awards and was well known for stopping his cruiser to pass out police sticker badges to kids all over town. Good luck Sgt. McCarriston. 💙🇺🇲 Your SPD Family.

Some nice residents found a ring along Humphrey St along the Kings beach walkway. Feel free to call in with a description of the ring if you have lost one in that area.

The Swampscott Police Department is celebrating the Third Annual National Coffee with a Cop Day, tomorrow Oct. 3, 2018 at Lincoln's Landing, 156 Humphrey St. Come in, starting at 8:30am, have conversation over coffee with some of Swampscott's finest.

Congratulations to Swampscott Officer Michael Bowden and his team of twenty people who came in 2nd place at Pulling For Hope, (Cancer Foundation) that took place at Logan Airport on Saturday. Officer Bowden teamed up with Wicked Jeeps of New England and together they raised over $17thousand dollars for Pulling For Hope. Ofc Bowden is pictured on the left with Wicked Jeeps chapter president, Ed Nolan.

FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR ESSEX COUNTY FROM 10:17AM UNTIL 2:15PM PLEASE USE CAUTION AT THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN TOWN DURING HEAVY RAINS: STETSON AVE @ NORFOLK AVE, BURRILL ST UNDER THE BRIDGE, ESSEX ST NEAR LALLY'S GARAGE AND MARSHALLS PARKING ALONG PARADISE RD. PLEASE USE CAUTION WHEN APPROACHING ANY ROADWAY COVERED BY WATER. SOME AREAS EFFECTED MAY NOT BE LISTED ABOVE. THE LAW REQUIRES DRIVERS TO HAVE HEADLIGHTS ON WHEN WINDSHIELD WIPERS ARE IN USE.

Officers have been in hot pursuit of a brown Chihuahua running in and out of traffic along Humphrey street this morning. We currently have the fleeing suspect cornered down on Fisherman’s beach awaiting the arrival of the ACO. If you know or are the owner of this dog please call Swampscott Police so we can get him/her back to you. 😃

There is a water break in the Humphrey St area. Several neighborhoods may be experiencing weakened or no water pressure. The DPW is on scene and preparing to work on the break.

Found Property: If you have lost an item recently, while at the beach, out for a walk or maybe just somewhere in town, contact the police department. We have a box full of misplaced keyless remotes for vehicles, cell phones, wallets, house keys, eyeglasses and even watches. Proof of ownership is needed. Any questions contact the police station 781-595-1111

Attention to those who commute through Lynn:

Be advised that there is a National Grid scam going around where a phone call is placed stating that you owe money. Utility companies will always send you notices via mail to recoup any unpaid bills. No utility service will ever ask you to send a money card or gift card for payment. Please share this post and make your neighbors and friends aware of this.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the two Falmouth Police Officers shot this evening. 💙 ⚫️🔵⚫️

Life jackets can be the determining factor between life and death in many boating accidents. Each year hundreds of people lose their lives, and they may still be alive if they had been wearing a life jacket. U.S. Coast Guard statistics show that drowning was the reported cause of death in over 75-percent of recreational boating fatalities in 2016, and that 83-percent of those who drowned were not wearing life jacket. Don't become a statistic, wear your life jacket!

Our thoughts are with our Brother and Sister Officers of the Weymouth Police Department, the family of Officer Michael Chesna, and the innocent civilian’s family. 💙