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Chief David A. Ricardi Retires after 30 years of Service.

  In just a few days, on July 1, 2018 the Southwick Police Department will be saying goodbye to our Chief of Police, David A. Ricardi. Chief Ricardi, after serving the Town of Southwick and the Southwick Police Department will be calling it a career. Chief David Ricardi has been in law enforcement for nearly […]

Use Caution When Dealing with Possible Overdose Situations

Use Caution When Dealing with Possible Overdose Situations On Sunday, June 17, 2018 Officers from this Department were dispatched to a home on Berkshire Avenue to investigate a report of an unresponsive male at that location. Upon their arrival it was determined that the 29 year old male subject was deceased. The initial investigation indicated […]

Sergeant Robert D Landis Promoted

Sergeant Robert D Landis Promoted It is with great pleasure that I announce that Sergeant Robert D Landis will be the Department’s next Lieutenant as of July 1, 2018. The Select Board interviewed Sergeant Rhett E Bannish and Sergeant Robert D Landis this past Tuesday to fill a Lieutenant’s position that will become open on […]

UPDATE ON ENFORCEMENT POLICY

A year ago I sent out a notification to the public pertaining to a new change as it related to our enforcement of Personal Watercraft / Jet Skis violations on North Pond. The change was generated based on research that I had conducted with some State Agencies. In a nutshell the research revealed a violation […]

“Not in my Town, Not with my Kids.”

For Immediate release Ellen Miles 413 237 3553 Southwick Rotary Club hosting community forum to discuss Opioid Addiction – Hampden County Sheriff Nicholas Cocchi – Keynote Speaker April 17, 2018, Southwick, MA … Mike Parent, Vice President, of the Southwick Rotary Club, announced a forum has been scheduled to address the opioid addiction crisis in […]

Chief Frederickson’s Powerful Message After Losing an Officer.

Please take a few minutes to watch Chief Frederickson’s powerful message after losing one of his officers. Officer Sean Gannon and his K-9 partner Nero, were both shot while searching for a male party who was the subject of a Violation of Probation Warrant. Officer Gannon was killed as a result of a gunshot wound […]

Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles Temporary Closed For Several Days

 Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles Temporary Closed For Several Days  Registry services unavailable from 7 p.m., March 22 until 8 a.m., March 26 The RMV is transforming its business processes and replacing its mainframe computer system with new, modern technology to deliver exceptional customer service for residents and businesses. Registry services will be unavailable during […]

Massachusetts RMV Announces New Requirements:

  For Immediate Release                                                                     March 9, 2018 Contact: MassDOT Press Office: 857-368-8500   Getting or Renewing a Driver’s License, ID Card or Learner’s Permit? Massachusetts RMV Announces New Requirements: Lawful Presence and REAL ID   BOSTON – The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles is reminding the public that on March 26, 2018, to get […]

FLORIDA TRAGEDY…..

FLORIDA TRAGEDY…..   Good Morning Southwick Families, We are all shocked by the horrific events that occurred at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday, February 14, 2018.  Our hearts go out to the many families touched by the tragedy in Florida and our deepest sympathies are with them. The members of the Southwick […]

Not in my Town, Not with my Kids!

SAVE THE DATE:…..It doesn’t discriminate, it effects every community, family, household, school, workplace etc… One way or another, every one of us have been effected by the Opioid crisis that has infested our communities. Wednesday February 7, 2018 at 6:00 pm, The Rotary Club of Southwick is sponsoring a Community forum in the auditorium of […]