Sommerville Police Department

  • Agency: Sommerville Police Department
  • Address: 220 Washington St, Somerville, 02143 MA
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Phone: 617-625-1600
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Sommerville Police Department is located at 220 Washington St, Somerville, 02143 MA. The Sommerville Police Department phone number is 617-625-1600.

Sommerville Police Department News

"Winter is coming" Chief Fallon has announced that the Somerville Police will participate in this year’s No Shave, Winter of Giving. This will be our third consecutive year of participation in this fun and worthwhile event. This year the SPD will partner with the Somerville Homeless Coalition to raise funds for those in our community who are most in need. All participating officers will submit a minimum donation to to this organization. All participants must start with a clean shave on November 1st. The event runs from November 1st, through March 1st. Officers must return to compliance with facial hair regulations by March 1st. #donatingforagoodcause #donations

Somerville Police Recognized at the National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington DC., for its programs developed to build strong community relationships in Somerville. Its grand opening exibit titled, FIVE COMMUNITIES is now open to the public. Read more:https://www.officer.com/command-hq/news/21027047/national-law-enforcement-museum-opens-in-dc?utm_source=Officer.com+Newsday+E-Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=CPS181012007&o_eid=9775H0274956E5D&rdx.ident%5Bpull%5D=omeda%7C9775H0274956E5D

Today we remember Officer Louis "Lou" Remigio, our beloved brother, an amazing father and a respected officer who served the residents of Somerville for many years.We know that the community remembers Lou and continues to hold his memory in their hearts. Lou, you are deeply missed. EOW 10/09/2017. #RIPLouie #LIVELIKELOU

Yesterday afternoon, Chief Gary L. Thomann of the Pelham Police Department representing the New England Association of Chiefs awarded the Somerville Police Department with the 2018 Community Policing Award in the category of city population over 50,000. This award has been a result of the dedication and commitment to this city and its department. Daily efforts have been recognized by an organization that represents all six New England States and is an "organization committed to the pursuit of excellence in the field of Law Enforcement." The collective efforts of every member in the Police Department ensures the safety of thousands of its community members.

Five new officers sworn in last Thursday night will be starting the Police Academy this October. We are excited for their futures in law enforcement. (From the Left: Chief David Fallon, Erik Corricelli, Courtney Coulombe, Marika DuVal, Melissa Dooley, and Aaron Smith.)

This weekend the Somerville Police participated in the annual New Hampshire Trooper Association Basketball Tournament. This tournament is sponsored by the New Hampshire Trooper Association who honor a fallen officer each year. This year they have chosen to honor the late Somerville Officer Lou Remigio, Lou’s daughters Danielle and Ali served as honorary coaches. Somerville took a respectable 5th place in a crowded field. Pictured below are Ali and Danielle with Chief Dave Fallon and the rest of the SPD team.

On average, two children under 13 were killed per day in 2016 while riding in cars, SUVs, pickups, or vans. Make sure your child is in #TheRightSeat every time. Parents can sometimes rush the transition from booster to seat belt. A seat belt won’t properly protect your child if the fit isn’t correct. www.nhtsa.gov/carseat

Congratulations to our new recruits! They have graduated today! Welcome to Ofc: P. Ribeiro, M. Cleary, M. Canty, R. Anaya, N. Moreira, D. Lambert. #LawEnforcementCareers #SPDProud

This Beyond The Call Of Duty Award is based on Ariel’s unyielding effort to identify a suspect who committed an armed robbery at Kay Jewelers on August 30, 2018. At 2:27 p.m., a suspect walked in to Kay Jewelers disguised with a ball cap pulled low on his brow and dark sunglasses. He walked to over to a clerk, handed him a bag, and said, “Fill it.” When the clerk did not immediately respond, because he didn’t understand, The suspect pointed a .45 caliber handgun at him. After filling the bag with expensive jewelry, the clerk was ordered to the floor, after which, the suspect fled. Multiple units responded to search the area, but the suspect was able to escape. The quality of the video from Kay’s was not good. In most cases, the suspect would have gotten away with the robbery, but in this case, Ariel was assigned to Assembly Row (AR). Ariel took it upon himself to contact the security manager on-duty at AR. This person assisted Ariel in tracking the suspect’s movement through the AR Complex. Ariel was able to track the suspect back twenty minutes in time where he saw him enter T.J. Maxx. T.J. Maxx captured surveillance footage of the suspect without his disguise. In addition to back-tracking the suspect’s movements, Ariel tracked him forward in time to his escape on the MBTA. With the clear photo of the suspect, his route of escape on the MBTA, the distribution of our crime bulletin to regional partners, and the media putting out the photos of the suspect, it did not take long for a positive ID. A warrant was served on the suspect where evidence of the robbery was recovered. Thanks to Ariel’s dogged-work, and keen instincts, a dangerous individual will go back to serving the rest of his life behind bars. For this, Ariel is most deserving of the Department’s Beyond The Call Of Duty Award. Great job, Ariel. https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/09/07/man-wanted-for-armed-robberies-arrested-dorchester/vZn9QpZsWT0cL1hrfxIHiM/story.html

To commemorate those who lost their lives in on September 11, 2001, the city will host the annual vigil walk in honor of the victims. Today, Sept 11., at 6pm ,the vigil walk will begin at the Community Path intersection and conclude with a short ceremony in Davis Sq. Please consider showing your support and remember those lives lost with us at the vigil.

SPD Officers who expressed interest to join the SRT Team, committed to train for sessions involving: firearms training, group runs and obstacle course challenges. Congratulations to these officers showing their dedication. #SRTTraining #SPDProud #LawEnforcementCareers

Hi Everyone – Attached please find two upcoming training opportunities. Mental Health First Aid and Recovery Coach Academy. Both training are open to the community at large so please feel free to pass on to anyone who you think might be interested. The MHFA program will be held on two Thursday evenings; September 13 & 20th from 3:30-7:30. MHFA is an international program focused on building literacy of the most common mental health challenges faced in the united states; Depression, Anxiety, Substance Use Disorders and Psychosis; and providing basic skills on how to assist someone in early identification as well as someone who may be experiencing a crisis. MHFA is approved as part of professional development and employees can request to attend as part of their work duties with approval from immediate supervisor. The Recovery Coach Academy, is a 30hr. training that will be offered September 23, 24, 30 & Oct. 1 from 8:30-5pm and on September 27th from 4:30-8:30pm. This is a certificate program that provides the foundational skills needed to support someone through recovery from substance use. The training provides an overview of substance use disorders; stages of change and focuses building skills in motivational interviewing and coaching strategies to support someone in sustaining recovery. To register for either of the above classes, please contact Gregory Johnson, Project Assistant with COHR (Community Outreach, Help & Recovery) at Somerville Police, gjohnson@police.somerville.ma.us or ext. 7285.

Somerville Police Department – Application to U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) FY2018 Local Solicitation program The City of Somerville is eligible for a direct award of $17,797 through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) FY2018 Local Solicitation from the Office of Justice Programs of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). The award was determined by a formula based on population and violent crime statistics. Eligibility for this grant was determined by Uniform Crime Report data that Somerville has submitted to the FBI. The grant may be used over a two-year period. In accordance with the grant requirements, the application must be made public and an opportunity to comment on the application must be provided to citizens and neighborhood or community-based organizations, to the extent applicable law and established procedure makes such an opportunity available. Funding from the Byrne JAG grant can be used to provide additional personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, training, technical assistance, and information systems for criminal justice to local law enforcement agencies. Somerville Police Department has submitted an application requesting funding to support their Expansion of Somerville’s Participation in COBRA (Cops on Bikes for Regional Assistance) project. The full proposal can be viewed at the following locations throughout the City: • Somerville Police Department, 220 Washington Street, information desk • Somerville City Hall, 93 Highland Avenue, 311 desk in the lobby • Somerville Public Library (contact library staff for specific location at each branch) o Central Branch, 79 Highland Avenue o East Branch, 115 Broadway o West Branch, 40 College Avenue Any feedback or comments can be submitted to Dorothy Cassesso, Financial Analyst for Somerville Police Department, via email at dcassesso@police.somerville.ma.us.

August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD). The Community of Somerville will join together to raise awareness of the ongoing tragedies related to opioid overdose. City Hall along with Police and Fire will light up our City buildings in purple. We will also mark each life lost with a purple flag on City Hall Plaza. The flags will remember and honor the lives of the 156 Somerville residents we have lost to opioid-related overdoses since 2000. Join the Mayor, members of the Board of Aldermen, and community champions of recovery on August 23rd at 6:30 PM at City Hall Plaza as we place the flags. Then, please join us in sharing a message of support and hope for recovery by lighting your home with purple lights, putting up purple balloons on your porch, tying a purple ribbon on a tree or fence, and/or setting your personal Facebook page to https://www.facebook.com/RecoveryMonth/photos/a.449075758149.241050.88442568149/10155899098853150/?type=1&theater for the week of August 24th through 31st. There will be a statewide vigil on August 31st at 6 PM at the Boston Common (https://www.facebook.com/events/188181178465596/). Also, Somerville Overcoming Addiction will be holding their 5th Annual Vigil at Trum Field on September 12 from 6 p.m. to 9 pm.