West Bridgewater Police Department

  • Agency: West Bridgewater Police Department
  • Address: 99 W Center St # 2, West Bridgewater, 02379 MA
  • Chief: Donald Clark (Chief of Police)
Phone: 508-586-2525
Fax: 508-894-1295

West Bridgewater Police Department is located at 99 W Center St # 2, West Bridgewater, 02379 MA. The Chief of Police of the department is Donald Clark. The West Bridgewater Police Department phone number is 508-586-2525.

West Bridgewater Police Department News

Who is having more fun, our officers or the kids? Either way, everyone seems to be having a very Happy Halloween!Stay safe and have a great night!

We are ready for Halloween! Stop by and see us when you head out to trick or treat! We will also have our motorcycle unit and mountain bike unit out tonight to help keep all the trick or treaters safe. Make sure to say hello to those officers as well. (They may have candy to hand out too!)

*The Enterprise reporting* The below/attached Enterprise report is not accurate. This school bus accident involved an East Bridgewater School bus. Officers report NO Injuries to the four student occupants. East Bridgewater was notified of the incident. https://www.enterprisenews.com/news/20181030/west-bridgewater-school-bus-rear-ended-by-vehicle

Please continue to vote for Tazer! ONLY 6 DAYS LEFT!!!! Our K-9 Team has been nominated for the 2018 Aftermath K9 Grant. Please go to this website and vote for Tazer! The website has been having some issues. Please keep trying!) You can vote daily! https://www.aftermath.com/k9-grant/

Just a reminder that we offer a safe, designated area for people purchasing items online, through Craigslist or yard sale sites, to meet with the seller. Look for the sign in the front parking lot of the station! We've had a great response so far and we're happy that it has been utilized so much!

***UPDATE*** The owner has been reunited with the dog. Thank you all for your help! Do you recognize this pooch? This dog was found in the area of 100 Ash Street with no tags. If you are the owner or have any info for us, please call us at 508-586-2525 ext 0

Continue to VOTE; As you can see Tazer voted again today! (You can vote every 12 hours!) Our K-9 Team has been nominated for the 2018 Aftermath K9 Grant. Please go to this website and vote for Tazer! The website has been having some issues. Please keep trying!) https://www.aftermath.com/k9-grant/

WBPD votes for the Town Hall submission to the Lions Club scarecrow contest! Great job!

Tazer needs your help! He has been nominated for the 2018 Aftermath K9 Grant. Please go to this website and vote for Tazer! (You can vote every 12 hours! The website has been having some issues. Please keep trying!) https://www.aftermath.com/k9-grant/

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month! We have a donation bin in our lobby. Please donate if you can!

Kindergarten Tours! Today, the Kindergarten classes from the Spring Street School came over for a tour of our station and to visit with our officers. As you can see, we all had a great time!

This month's Officer Introduction is Sergeant Russell Regan: I was lucky to have been born and raised in the Town of West Bridgewater. I attended West Bridgewater public schools, graduating from the middle/senior high school in 1998. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Bridgewater State University. I am currently in the process of completing my Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Umass Lowell. I began my career in Law Enforcement in 2001, when I became a deputy sheriff with the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department. I was hired by The West Bridgewater Police Department in 2005, as a permanent intermittent police officer. I was then hired as a full-time police officer in 2006, graduating from the Plymouth Police Academy. I was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in January of 2013 and currently work as the midnight shift patrol supervisor. Some of my specialty duties and assignments include the following: I am a field training officer and also serve as the supervisor/coordinator of the department’s field training program. I’ma certified car seat technician and supervise the department’s child safety seat installation program. Along with Lt. Nixon, I am the co-coordinator/trainer for the department’s Narcan program. When I’m not working, I enjoy playing all types of sports, working out and landscaping my yard. I really enjoy coaching youth sports and interacting with the kids in our community. However, my favorite thing to do, which I cherish more than anything, is spending time with my family. I would not be where I am professionally or personally today, without the continuous support and guidance of my parents and three sisters. And most importantly, I am blessed to have the most amazing wife and three incredible sons. They motivate me to do better in every aspect of life and I could not be more thankful for what they do for me and how supportive they are. Being a police officer is a huge responsibility and privilege, that I do not take lightly. It is a very difficult, but rewarding job, as we have the ability to impact so much positive change in people’s lives and throughout the community. I think this profession has progressed into so much more than police officers just enforcing the laws. As leaders in the community, we have the platform to address many social issues that are plaguing our communities. I believe enhancing relationships and bettering the quality of life for everyone should be our priority in the criminal justice community. I’m proud to say that I work for an agency like the West Bridgewater Police Department, that has taken the lead on many of these issues, where the administration and staff work professionally and collaboratively to address these community needs and concerns. Our department is lucky to serve such a great community, with so many supportive citizens, who help our department continue to develop and succeed.

Plymouth County Outreach wins national award! Chief Flaherty attended the IACP Convention this year in Orlando, Florida. He was part of the Plymouth County Outreach team who received the Community Safety Leadership Award for a population over 250,000. (Plymouth County). The Outreach helps individuals with substance abuse problems and their families. 27 communities, along with Bridgewater State University, The District Atorney’s Office, and the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department, have teamed up to combat the opioid crisis. Congratulations Chief Flaherty and all members of Plymouth County Outreach!

SRO Officer Kenneth Thaxter received an award from the Board of Selectmen for his years of dedicated service to the DARE program. Congratulations, Officer Thaxter!

A message from the Chief School Resource Officer Update I wanted to update our community on our continued commitment to the safety of our children. The Police Department, along with our school partners, has moved forward completing three major parts of our initial school safety plan. COMMUNICATION – It is imperative to have a reliable and professional communication system. The police department developed a system to allow all schools to communicate on a reliable digital radio network. This radio system allows communication with individual schools, the entire district, our School Resource Officer, or in an emergency the dispatch center at the police department. SINGLE POINT OF ACCESS - Having a single point of access to the schools, especially during the start and close of the school day, is designed so more staff can be positioned at only one location. This allows for increased observation and maximizes visibility creating “natural surveillance.” Natural surveillance is “crime prevention through environmental design.” VISITOR IDENTIFICATION – We must know who, why, and when any visitor is in our schools. We have adopted a program that documents all visitors and vendors but we are currently exploring other technology to enhance this crucial issue. I applaud all of our parents for their assistance and adapting to the many changes.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We have a collection box in our lobby for donations!

Rest in peace, Officer DeForitis.

Tazer stopped by for a quick demonstration at the youth football spaghetti dinner. Tazer, Officer Flaherty, and Officer Packard were happy to be able to spend some time with these youth athletes. Have a great football season!

Let’s go Wildcats!!!!!

Another great night at the Citizen’s Police Academy!

ARREST MADE IN EARLY MORNING CAR BREAKS........ Officers were dispatched early this morning to the area of Pinecrest Rd for a report that three males were breaking into cars in the area. The victim had confronted the men who fled the immediate area. Responding officers observed the suspects on an adjoining street and stopped them. The three suspects had several phone accessories as well as bags of change consistent with items taken from the vehicle After a brief investigation the three men were arrested and returned to the station for booking. The men are identified as: Armando Alves 31 Myrtle Street Brockton B/E of a motor vehicle at night time for a felony Conspiracy Possession of Burglarious tools Eric Brathwaite 53 William Kelly Rd Stoughton B/E of a motor vehicle at night time for a felony Conspiracy Possession of Burglarious tools Unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle Elvis Andrade 25 Myrtle Street Brockton B/E of a motor vehicle at night time for a felony Conspiracy Possession of Burglarious tools Warrant All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.......

****SEMLEC SWAT training on Wednesday 9/19**** There is a scheduled training set for tomorrow at 1 Component Park. There may be loud noises and personnel inside the building and in the immediate area. This is a planned exercise and is no cause for concern.

An incredible video of the 9/11 memorial at the Police and Fire station. Never forget! https://youtu.be/K89qc-BFzlg

We are honored to have our 9/11 memorial display out to remember all those who lost their lives that day. We welcome anyone wishing to pay their respects to stop by and see our memorial, which has a metal beam from one of the towers. May the fallen 343 Fire Fighters, 71 Police Officers, and all of the civilian victims rest in peace. We will never forget.

******OWNER HAS BEEN FOUND***** We found this pooch on Purchase Street. He’s comfortably hanging out with us at the station with some water and food. If you know his owner, please have them contact us at 508-586-2525 ext 0.