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2017 – 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 as a guide and education tool for […]

K-9 General Graduates from first phase of training!

I am proud to announce that Officer Michael A. Westcott and his K-9 partner, General, graduated from the North American Police Work Dog Association on Friday, December 1, 2017. The intense training program certified our K-9 as a “Police Utility Dog” which provided certifications in Obedience, Article Search, Area Search, Building Search, Tracking and Aggression […]

Congratulations to the 22th Citizen Police Academy Graduates

Congratulations to the 22th Citizen Police Academy Graduates We held the graduation ceremony for students of our 22th Citizen Police Academy on Tuesday evening (12/05/2017). The graduates spent eight (8) weeks learning about different facets of our Department and what the Officers do to on a daily basis to best serve their community. We have […]

Southwick Police Department 20th Citizen Police Academy

Southwick Police Department 20th Citizen Police Academy I am proud to announce that will be conducting out twenty-second (22th) Southwick Police Department Citizens’ Police Academy starting on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. The Citizens’ Police Academy is an eight (8) week program designed to show Southwick residents, first-hand information on how their Police Department works. The […]

NEW K-9 OFFICER APPOINTED…..

New K-9 Officer appointed……. Chief Dave Ricardi is pleased to announce Officer Michael A. Westcott has been chosen to be the Southwick Police Department’s next K-9 handler replacing veteran handler Sergeant Thomas Krutka. Officer Westcott is expected to begin his initial training program in the latter part of August. Prior to beginning the training program, […]

2017 Blood Donor Challenge Southwick Police vs Southwick Fire

This year’s Challenge will take place on Monday, August 7, 2017 from 4 pm – 8 pm at 15 Depot Street, Southwick.  Each eligible donor will receive a FREE BIG E Ticket!   Sign Up Today!!!  Walk-ins are welcome!! To donate on behalf of the Police Department please contact Sue at 413.569.5348 Ext. 609 to […]

2017 July 4th Message from the Chief

  Massachusetts Fireworks Laws                  The 4th of July Holiday is less than a month away.  We all know this is a holiday which traditional brings about the illegal use of fireworks throughout our Community. Our Officers will be enforcing the laws where possible.  Our goal is to make sure that everyone has a […]

Change in Enforcement Policy

Personal Watercraft / Jet Skis are no longer prohibited  on the North basin (North Pond) of the Congamond Lake As the result of a recent decision received from the office of the Environmental Police personal watercraft / jet skis are now allowed to be used on North Pond section of the Congamond Lake. Chief Dave […]

Notification of Intent to Retire / K-9 Jax

Notification of Intent to Retire / K-9 Jax  It is with much regret that I notify the citizens of the community that after many meetings with K-9 Officer Thomas L. Krutka it has been decided that our Department K-9, Jax, will retire effective May 31, 2017.  Jax started his career with us in May of […]