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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 […]

2017 – Southwick Public Safety Day Another Huge Success

The second Southwick Public Safety Day was without a doubt another huge success.  I would personally like to thank all of the citizens and their families for taking time out of their busy schedules to join us for this special event.  Based on the smiles and expressions I saw on the children’s faces I know […]

Southwick Public Safety Services Day – Saturday – April 29, 2017

Southwick Public Safety Services Day – Saturday – April 29, 2017 Location: Police and Fire Departments Safety Campus Time: 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. Police Chief David A. Ricardi and Fire Chief Russell Anderson are announcing that the Southwick Police and Fire departments will host its second Public Safety Services Day open house from 10 […]

Feeding Hills Road Construction Project

Feeding Hills Road Construction Project On Monday, March 13, 2017, a major road design project for Feeding Hills Road will begin at about 7 A.M.  The project is expected to go through November of this year with an expected completion date of somewhere in March of 2018. The project will create some addition traffic congestion […]