Holland Police Department

  • Agency: Holland Police Department
  • Address: 27 Sturbridge Road, Holland, 01521 MA
  • Chief: Bryan C Haughey (Chief of Police)
Phone: 413-245-0117
Fax: 413-245-4482
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Holland Police Department is located at 27 Sturbridge Road, Holland, 01521 MA. The Chief of Police of the department is Bryan C Haughey. The Holland Police Department phone number is 413-245-0117.

Holland Police Department News

Thank you to all who came out to honor Memorial Day today in Holland. Special thanks to Jayden for reading the Governors Proclamation. Jayden is the daughter of one of our Police Officers. And oh yeah... special thanks to the Holland Fire Department for assisting and displaying your new pick up truck 👍

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES / PARKING RESTRICTIONS [Saturday, May 19th, 2018]: Please be advised that several road closures and parking restrictions will be in effect in order to accommodate the Holland Elementary School 5K Road Race. Please refer to the attachments below for further details. All handicapped parking and handicapped drop off vehicles should enter via the 4 corners, [intersection of Mashapaug Rd @ Sturbridge Rd]. The designated handicapped drop off location will be the Town Hall parking lot 27 Sturbridge Rd [at the East Brimfield Rd entrance], and the designated handicapped parking location will be at The Holland Congregational Church [11 Sturbridge Rd]. Those parking in the church lot will be directed to enter via the E. Brimfield Rd entrance. Please be advised that there is limited space in the handicapped parking areas and once they are full all vehicles will be required to park in the designated lots listed below, [a shuttle bus will be running from the lots to the area of the starting line which is at the Elementary School- 28 Sturbridge Rd]. All other attendees should park in the following lots. [Parking will not be permitted along the race route]: *Holland Community Center Parking Lot- 40 Brimfield Rd. *Lake Siog Recreational Area Parking Lot- 60 Dug Hill Rd. Special Event Action Plan/Parking Information: https://town.holland.ma.us/sites/hollandma/files/news/bulletin-_hes_5k_eap_may_19_2018.pdf Temporary Road Closures/Parking Restrictions: https://town.holland.ma.us/sites/hollandma/files/news/bulletin-_road_closures_hes_5k_may_19_2018.pdf

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH ISSUED: Please be advised that a “watch” refers to the fact that potential exist for the development of a tornado or severe thunderstorm, where as a “warning” means the storm is imminent or occurring. At this time the NWS has issued a watch only.

Please be advised that the Mashapaug Rd temporary road closure and detour is no longer in effect. All travel lanes are open to through traffic. Thank you for your cooperation: [Original Message- Posted 05/14/2018 10:50AM]: TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE: Please be advised that Mashapaug Rd between Sand Hill Rd and the 4 corners will be closed to through traffic beginning shortly. There will be a detour in place diverting traffic around the closure via Sand Hill Rd. This road closure is in place in order to accommodate National Grid and tree crews who will be removing a tree that has fallen onto electrical wires in the area. Access to Roberts Automotive at 2 Mashapaug Rd will still be allowed via the entrances closest to the 4 corners. Please seek alternate routes. Thank you in advance.

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE: 05/14/2018 10:50AM- Please be advised that Mashapaug Rd between Sand Hill Rd and the 4 corners will be closed to through traffic beginning shortly. There will be a detour in place diverting traffic around the closure via Sand Hill Rd. This road closure is in place in order to accommodate National Grid and tree crews who will be removing a tree that has fallen onto electrical wires in the area. Access to Roberts Automotive at 2 Mashapaug Rd will still be allowed via the entrances closest to the 4 corners. Please seek alternate routes. Thank you in advance.

This sailboat was recovered by the Holland Police Department from the north side basin of the Hamilton Reservoir on Thursday, April 26th, 2018. The boat was found near the Hamilton Reservoir Quinebaug River Dam and was relocated to a safe location. Please contact the Holland Police Department voicemail at 413-245-0117 if this is your boat to arrange for return.

TOWN WIDE CLEAN UP- SATURDAY, APRIL 21ST: Please be advised that the Town of Holland will be participating in town wide clean up tomorrow, Saturday, April 21st. Clean up crews will be meeting at the Holland Elementary School and will then be dispersed to multiple roads within the town. If you are participating, please be at the school shortly before 9AM and we recommend that you wear bright colors. We are preparing for this event in the same manner in which we would prepare for any type of major function or critical incident. We have already strategically coordinated with the different levels of town government and the coordinators of the event in order to devise a plan which promotes both efficiency and safety. The Holland Police Department, Fire Department and Highway Department will be on hand to assist during the event and will provide safety vehicles at some locations. Please use caution on the roadways and be aware of the crews who may be walking along the roadside to complete their assignments. We would like those who are operating vehicles to be fully aware of this ahead of time. Thank you in advance. A CodeRED announcement has been scheduled to initiate at appx 1630 hrs today.

PRESS RELEASE: Official Announcement- Stop Abuse Today 5K- Saturday, October 6th, 2018 in partnership with Team Hoyt. On Saturday, October 6th, 2018, The Holland Police Department, in partnership with Team Hoyt, will be hosting our 2nd Annual Stop Abuse Today 5K. Proceeds will be donated to Stop Abuse Today Inc, a local nonprofit organization whose purpose is to counsel and support abuse victims, as well as to provide the public with awareness and education related to abuse prevention. In 2001, the Holland Police Department joined forces with the Tri-Town Domestic Violence Task Force which was created after Wales resident, Sheryl Crane, was murdered by her ex-husband. Over the years, the Task Force has worked arduously to support domestic violence victims by providing counsel and education, and by raising awareness in our communities on how to break the chain of violence. In 2017, The Task Force, which proudly served the citizens of Brimfield, Holland and Wales for more than 15 years, was designated as the charter member of Stop Abuse Today. Although domestic violence is still a major area of focus for the group, the members recognize that there is a need to expand services and resources into other areas of abuse, to include elder abuse and bullying among our youth. We are asking that you please accept the attached flyer and distribute it to the public and your colleagues. If you wish to donate to Stop Abuse Today you may send a check made out to Stop Abuse Today, Inc. and submit it to Stop Abuse Today 27 Sturbridge Road Holland, MA 01521. The group is reliant on donations in order to operate because they do not receive direct funding from municipal or government agencies. I would like to thank you for your time and consideration and please feel free to contact me via email bhaughey@town.holland.ma.us or voicemail 413-245-0117 ext: 330 at any time. Official Press Release: https://town.holland.ma.us/sites/hollandma/files/events/stop_abuse_today_5k_press_release_2018_0.pdf Official Flyer: https://town.holland.ma.us/sites/hollandma/files/events/stop_abuse_5k_2018_flyer_0.pdf

Please be advised that the Holland Police Department will be hosting an Active Threat Response Training Seminar at the Holland Community Center this afternoon beginning at 1PM. This training consists of a power point presentation as well as scenario based exercises and is being conducted in order to prepare individuals to respond to an active shooter situation by utilizing a proactive response. Please be aware that this is only a training seminar in event that you see unusual activity at the Community Center. This training is open to the public so if you wish to attend and have not signed up yet please be at the Community Center shortly before 1PM. Due to the scenario exercises the dress code should consist of no shorts, dresses, or skirts and no open toe shoes, flip flops, sandals or heels. This is recommended for both participants and observers of the scenario training and the entire program should last no more than 3 hours total.

This bear was reported in the area of Maybrook Rd and Union Rd. Remember, the presence of a bear is not an immediate public safety threat. In most instances, a bear is simply seeking the most accessible and nutritious food source available which is most often bird seed, garbage, compost or unsecured chickens, rabbits or livestock. The only way to prevent repeat visits is to remove or properly secure all sources of food. Everyone needs to do their part to keep bears wild and out of trouble by taking preventive and responsible actions. Please visit this link for more bear safety tips: www.mass.gov/bears

Please be advised that we will be hosting an Active Threat Response Training seminar at the Holland Elementary School, tomorrow, April 7th, 2018. This training will be attended by Police Officer's from Holland and surrounding municipalities and will involve both classroom and scenario based exercises. Please do not be alarmed if you see a large police presence at the school.

Great charity basketball game tonight and thank you to all who attended and donated. We raised over $500.00 which we will be donating to the Stoneman Douglas High School victim fund. Thank you all again.

Great teamwork by all agencies involved

Tantasqua-Union 61 School District classes cancelled for today @ 0519hrs per Superintendent.

Please be advised that the phone and fax lines to the Town Hall are down, this includes the phone/fax lines to the Police Department. It appears that this is an external issue and Verizon has been notified. This outage does NOT effect 911 or our Dispatch Center @ 413-245-7222, only our station phones, extensions and voicemail off 413-245-0117. Thank you.

ADVISORY: This is information with respect to a power outage from- National Grid Town: HOLLAND Streets**: MASHAPAUG RD, SHORE DR, VINTON RD, BUTTERWORTH RD, BRANDON RD, ARDMORE RD, BROWN RD, WHITE RD, BARCLAY ST, BUTTERWORTH EXT Time Off: 1/13/2018 6:48:00 AM Estimated Duration - in Hours: 2.20 # Customers Impacted: 184 Critical/High Profile Facility Affected: N **Other streets may be impacted in the vicinity of the streets noted

POND BRIDGE RD CLOSED: Please be advised that the Army Corps of Engineers has closed Pond Bridge Rd to vehicular traffic until further notice due to flooding concerns. This is the road that is adjacent to Holland Pond, [Lake Siog], which runs from Brimfield Rd to Morse Rd. Please do not attempt to bypass the closed gates at each end of the road with a vehicle. We have not been notified of any pedestrian restrictions but please use caution due to the potential for high water levels. Thank you in advance for your cooperation

Holland MA at the Hamilton Reservoir causeway appx 9:30AM to give you a view of the snow/wind conditions. Please adhere to the warnings and stay off the roads. Turn on the sound.

Some pretty sustained winds already in Holland. A view of the flag in front of the Town Hall.

Winter Parking Restriction: As we prepare for a major snowfall event tomorrow we are seeking cooperation from the public in complying with the winter parking restriction, especially on Thursday and Friday. The parking restriction is in place in order to allow our plows and sanders to complete their tasks without restriction, which in turn will allow motorists and our first responder’s easier access to our roadways. Pursuant to by law the winter parking ban remains in effect until March 31st, 2018 and states that “no vehicle shall be parked on any way or any portion thereof”. This includes all roads that fall under the definition of a “way” as defined in c. 90, § 1, and consists of public highways, private ways laid out under authority of statute, ways dedicated to public use, and ways under the control of park commissioners or body having like powers. Vehicles in violation may be removed at the owners expense and the registered owner may also be fined in accordance with the by law. We ask that the public please comply with this restriction in order to eliminate the impediment of the operation of the removal or plowing of snow or ice from our roadways. Thank you in advance.

This dog is missing from Stafford Rd in Holland. If found please contact Holland Animal Control 413-245-0117 Ext: 350. So we can reunite the dog with their owner.

NATIONAL GRID PAYMENT SCAM WARNING: National Grid has distributed the attached a payment scam warning to local Police Departments: Reported utility billing and payment scams are resurfacing once again in New England. And National Grid is warning its customers to beware and know the signs of a scam. Customers who reported the scams say they were contacted by telephone by individuals who claim to be from National Grid and who advised the customers they have a past due balance on their utility bill. The scammers warn that service will be shut off immediately unless the customer purchases a prepaid debit card in a specific amount, such as Green Dot card, and provides the caller with the card’s account number, or in the case of business customers, by way of a Western Union money transfer. The scenario can change, but the goal of the scammer remains the same: scare customers into making hasty, often large payments. Click below to read the official press release from National Grid.

Thank you to all those who donated to the Holland Police Department Toys For Tots Toy Drive. We collected over 180 toys that were picked up today. Special thanks to Brenda and the Holland Community Center for hosting a drop off location and our stuff a cruiser event, and special thanks to Diane's Villa Nova at 5 Brimfield Rd for hosting a drop off location once again as they have in the past. I would also like to recognize Jim Delisle of our neighboring Town of Wales and member of the South Central Massachusetts Marine Corps League Detachment 1094, who came out today to pick up the toys.

Winter Parking Restriction Reminder: As the forecasted first plow-able snow of the winter will be upon us tomorrow we would like to remind everyone that the winter parking restriction is in effect. Pursuant to by law, no vehicle shall be parked on any way or any portion thereof. This ban is in effect in order to eliminate the impediment of the operation of the removal or plowing of snow or ice from all roads that fall under the definition of a “way” as defined in c. 90, § 1, including ways dedicated to public use, and private ways laid out under authority of statute. Vehicles in violation may be removed at the owners expense and the registered owner may also be fined in accordance with the by law. We are asking that the public please comply with this restriction in order to allow our plows and sanders to complete their tasks without restriction which in turn will allow motorists and our first responders access to our roadways. Thank you in advance.