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Domestic & Sexual Violence

Department Philosophy We believe no one deserves to be abused or physically assaulted. The Officers of this Department pride themselves in doing everything in their power to combat physical and sexual abuse. All Officers understand that the citizens of Southwick and visitors of our community have a right to live and visit without fear, abuse, […]

2015 July 4th Message from the Chief……..

  Fireworks Laws The 4th of July Holiday is less than 2 weeks away. This is a holiday that traditional brings about the illegal use of fireworks throughout our Community. Our Officers will be enforcing the laws where possible. Our main focus is to make sure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday. The […]

18th Citizen Police Academy Class Graduates

18th Citizen Police Academy Class Graduates Congratulations to all of the members of our 18th Citizen Police Academy class who graduated on Monday evening, May 5, 2015 after participating in the eight week program. The graduates now having a better understanding of what it takes to be a Police Officer as well as learning what […]


We at the Southwick Police Department are pleased to announce that the “Massachusetts Police Work Dog Association” honored our K-9 team with a prestigious award at their annual training conference this week at the Westover Air Force facility. Officer Thomas L. Krutka and his K-9 partner, Jax, were recognized as being the “Narcotic Detection Team […]

IRS SCAM & “Swatting” Incident

IRS SCAM & “Swatting” Incident Our Department has received a few complaints from citizens who have received telephone calls from an individual who portrays to be an IRS Agent. If you receive a call from such an individual you should immediately hang-up. DO NOT get involved in a conversation with this individual who will most […]

Police Department Receives Gifts from Local Youth Group

I was touched and honored, on Tuesday evening, to accept on behalf of the members of the Southwick Police Department, some generous gifts from MidKids Youth Group from the Southwick Community Episcopal Church. I was truly moved that a group of upstanding young citizens selflessly took their time to think of our Department and raise […]


As we are all aware we have built up a substantial amount of snow over the past few snowstorms. The end of snow accumulation doesn’t appear to be in sight yet so members of Southwick Police and Fire Departments are asking for your help. As we all know, in an emergency, Police and Fire personnel […]

Snow Related Town By-Laws and Enforcement Fines

Snow Related Town By-Laws and Enforcement Fines Topic: Education and Enforcement of Town By-Laws related to snow removal and Winter Recreational vehicles, etc. Summary: The snow is on the horizon and in-turn so will the citizen complaints pertaining to a number of issues related to snow removal and winter recreation. This “training bulletin” will serve […]

Season Greeting Message

Season Greeting Message All of the members of the Southwick Police Department and I would like to wish the citizens of Southwick and our visitors a Happy and Safe Holiday Season. We wish you good health and happiness in the upcoming year. Chief Dave Ricardi David Ricardi Chief of Police

“Keep the Holidays Happy. Drive Sober.”

The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Highway Safety Division is launching a public awareness campaign to discourage citizens of the Commonwealth from driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, particularly during the holidays. We appreciate the important work of Massachusetts police departments to keeping citizens safe. In order to reach as many […]