Newton Police Department

  • Agency: Newton Police Department
  • Address: 1321 Washington St, West Newton, 02465 MA
  • Chief: John J O'Brien (Chief of Police)
Phone: 617-796-2100

Newton Police Department is located at 1321 Washington St, West Newton, 02465 MA. The Chief of Police of the department is John J O'Brien. The Newton Police Department phone number is 617-796-2100.

Newton Police Department News

Don’t forget ⏰

Chief MacDonald with Lt. Governor Polito and Undersecretary for Public Safety Jennifer Queally accepting an award letter this afternoon at the Natick Police Department. The Newton Police will upgrade some protective equipment with the funding that comes from this grant.

On 10/31/2018, Officers Ferolito and Lau, on behalf of the Newton Police Department and the Newton Police Memorial Association, presented Natasha Verma NBC10 Boston of the Verma Foundation with a check for $3,660, the total amount raised over the month of October for the Pink Patch Project. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to those that participated by buying patches, the Newton Police Officers who rocked the patches all month, and Chief MacDonald for allowing it all to happen.

(From L to R) Newton Police Officers Declan Healy, Alex Kane, Juan Garcia, and Peter Koerber, provided Parade Route Security today for the World Series Champion Boston Red Sox as members of the Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council's (NEMLEC) Regional Response Team (RRT)

On the Trick-or-Treat Trail: A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children on their neighborhood rounds. Obtain flashlights with fresh batteries for all children and their escorts. If your older children are going alone, plan and review the route that is acceptable to you. Agree on a specific time when they should return home. Only go to homes with a porch light on and never enter a home or car for a treat. Because pedestrian injuries are the most common injuries to children on Halloween, remind trick-or-treaters: Stay in a group and communicate where they will be going. Remember reflective tape for costumes and trick-or-treat bags. Carry a cell phone for quick communication. Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk. If no sidewalk is available, walk at the far edge of the roadway facing traffic. Never cut across yards or use alleys. Only cross the street as a group in established crosswalks-Never cross between parked cars or out of driveways. Don't assume the right of way. Motorists may have trouble seeing trick-or-treaters. Just because one car stops, doesn't mean others will! Law enforcement authorities should be notified immediately of any suspicious or unlawful activity.

Parking Advisory: Please review the following parking restrictions for the Red Sox Champions Parade🦆🚤🦆🚤

All Night Parking Advisory: From 11/15-4/15 it shall be unlawful for any vehicle, to be parked on any street, way, highway, road, parkway or private way dedicated or open to the use of the public for a period of time longer than one hour between the hours of 2:00 a.m and 6:00 a.m. $25.00 Fine

Congratulations to the @RedSox on your #2018WorldSeries Win⚾️❤️⚾️ See you on the #DuckBoats 🦆🚤🦆🚤🦆🚤🦆🚤🦆🚤

The Newton Police, along with Newton Health and Human Services and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration are announcing that there will be a Medication Take Back Day on Saturday October 27, 2018.

‪Citizen Advisory: Shortly before 6pm tonight, a heavy set, light brown skin male, described as being 5’5” tall, with a mole next to his right eye and wearing a baseball cap, dark coat with a yellow reflective vest and a name badge hanging around his neck, went to a home on Pierrepoint Rd., which is in the Lower Falls area of Newton, and told the homeowner‬ he was from the Water Department and was there to advise that water in the area had been contaminated and that he needed to check the pipes. This man then went downstairs and started banging on the pipes. The man then told the homeowner he needed to change out one of the pipes to fix the contaminated water issue and she declined services. The male then left stating he would return in 10 minutes to check on the water but he never returned. A check with the city’s water department, found they were not aware of any such contamination and he was not employed by them. According to the homeowner, the male left in a white vehicle (like an ice cream truck) with no markings. If this male comes to your home do not let him and call us immediately. Anyone having any information on this male, are urged to contact us at 617 796-2100 or use our Tips-Line at 617 796-2121

Giving thanks to Crime Prevention Commissioner Frank Wolpe on his many years of dedication and service to the city. Good luck and Godspeed with your retirement. @msosheriff @RepRuthBalser #NPDChiefMacDonald

Newton Police Community Outreach Officers Lau and Ferolito attended the Newton Center Harvest Fair yesterday with the help of Diane Anastas from the Verma Foundation. By selling our Pink Patches, $691 was raised with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the foundation which gives high-quality cap wigs to cancer patients! If you would like to purchase a Pink Patch please visit

‪Visit us at our tent today from 1-5pm at the 43rd annual Harvest Fair, held on the Newton Centre Green. ‬ ‪The @VermaFdn will be there selling Newton Police Pink Patches. The foundation gives high quality cap wigs to cancer patients in need‬ ‪#PutACapOnCancer #breastcancerawareness ‬

Paddy's 17th Annual Road Race - Sunday, October 14th, 11:30 am. Road closures and detours will be in effect. Please use caution when traveling near West Newton. (Thanking Newton DPW for posting this)

Please attend our Back The Blue Fundraiser: Friday October 19 at 7:30pm at the American Legion, Post 440. $20 donations will be accepted at the door. There will be a live band, Fenian Sons, and Boston City DJ’s as well as plenty of raffles and silent auction items!

Our heartfelt condolences, prayers and sympathies to Florence South Carolina Officer Terrence Carraway, his family and colleagues. We’re also praying for a speedy recovery to the 3 Florence police officers and 3 Florence County sheriff's deputies shot and injured.

Community Outreach officers Ferolito and Lau attended the From All Walks of Life event this past Saturday. David Spillane's epic project involved walking from Yankee Stadium to Fenway Park starting on September 17th and ending on September 29th. This project was developed to create awareness and and to raise money for the Elizabeth Stone House; a domestic violence service agency that provides support and care, including shelter, to adult and child survivors. David has already successfully proven he can "walk the walk" by raising funds and friends in 2017 for the Elizabeth Stone House in a James Taylor inspired walk from Stockbridge to Boston in which he raised over $50,000 for the Stone House. Thank you for letting the Newton Police Department be involved in such a great cause. To donate please visit

If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there’s many resources and much assistance out there. #wearetheretohelp #Domesticviolenceawarenessmonth

Chief MacDonald, Captain Dowling, NPD Honor Guard and members of the family of Frederick A. Bell at the State House this afternoon. Bell died in the line of duty in 1954 and was added to the Massachusetts law-enforcement Memorial as part of today’s 32nd annual ceremony. Also, we would like to thank Attorney General Maura Healey for her support and for taking this photo!