Hopkinton Middle School
August 2, 2016 (5:00pm to 8:00pm)
What is National Night Out against Crime?
National Night Out is an opportunity for community members of all ages to come together to strengthen neighborhood spirit, support local crime prevention, build police-community partnerships and just have fun! This is a national event happening in communities like ours.
What Does the Evening Include?
Hopkinton's National Night Out against Crime has table exhibits, interactive safety demonstrations, food, live music, children's games, face painting, bouncy house, and more!
I Can't Make It. How Can I Show My Support for Local Crime Prevention?
We're sorry we won't see you but there is something you can do to show your support. After the event, from 9pm to 11pm, we ask that you turn on your porch light to show Hopkinton's solidarity in preventing crime!
IRS Scam Attempts Continue
The perpetrators of the IRS scam attempts continue to target victims. Attached is a link to the IRS website and information. The IRS nor any other government agency will call and ask you to wire them money or provide your personal information including Social Security number over the phone.
Preparedness is not only a winter issue. The extreme weathers experienced in the New England region have demonstrated the importance of thinking ahead. Many examples of late include isolated weather events that devastate neighborhoods. These patterns remind us that hurricanes and blizzards are not the only threat. It doesn't take a lot of money or time to prepare your home and car. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency has a lot of useful information as does ready.gov.
Do you know a Person @ Risk?
The Hopkinton Police Department offers a Person At Risk program to members of the Hopkinton community who have a condition such as Autism, Alzheimer's, or other memory-related issues that place them at risk of wandering from the safety of their caregivers or acting out physically at home, school, or other community location.
Caregivers or family members of persons at risk can provide identifying information including a photo for these individuals using the Persons at Risk information form (see link to PDF form below). Anything that could be helpful in finding and/or deescalating a situation with a person at risk should be included in the form.
The HPD dispatcher has access to the Persons at Risk form if a HPD officer(s) has to respond to an incident with a person at risk.
To register a person at risk with this program, bring a completed form and recent picture to the station and return it to Officer Steve Buckley. You can also complete the form online using the Google Document link below.
The Hopkinton Police Department has identified property crime as a high priority in our community. In response the Police Department has announced a new campaign to prevent crime. The Like it - Lock It campaign asks citizens to take an active role in protecting their property. Most items stolen from vehicles and in the school or workplace are left unattended and unsecured. We are asking everyone to partner with us to prevent property crimes.
Do not make your valuables an easy target!
- Lock your vehicle every time.
- Do not leave electronics or other valuables visible in your vehicle.
- Do not set your items down and trust that no one will take them
- If you use a locker at work, school or the gym, LOCK IT
- Always lock doors and windows
The residents of Hopkinton have voted in a solicitor Bylaw. This law governs the solicitor registration process. Groups who are interested in soliciting in town can visit the towns website or stop by the police station to begin the registration process.
If you were in an accident and need a crash report you can visit the Commonwealth of Massachusetts website to download a copy. The form contains the instructions on how to complete and file your report.
Keep the Lights On!
Street lights are provided by the town in order to improve safety in the community. Please help us to keep the lights on. If you notice a light that is out you can report it directly by calling 800-544-4876.
Identity Theft-Victimization Continues
Hopkinton is a very safe town however our residents are not shielded from identity thieves. Crimes involving the theft and use of personal information can be devastating to both your credit and finances. To learn more on how you can protect yourself refer to our Identity theft website.
Safe Exchange Zone
Online purchases and swaps are a popular way to shop and exchange goods. In recognition of some safety concerns Chief Lee has established a Safe Exchange Zone in the front parking lot to meet and exchange these items. The police station property is covered by 24 hour surveillance and the station is staffed 24 hours a day as well.
Is Your House Numbered?
The emergency services profession has a saying, "seconds save lives." A properly numbered house allows responding police and fire personnel to quickly locate your address. To view some examples of properly numbered houses visit our website.
House Check Service
If you will be away from your house and need someone to check in on it please complete a house check request. When shift conditions allow officers will walk around your home and inspect the exterior to ensure that it is secure.
* AUCTION NOTICE *
In accordance with Massachusetts General Law, unclaimed and abandoned property will be sold by means of an online auction by PROPERTY ROOM.com (www.propertyroom.com). The property may include bicycles, jewelry, televisions, computer equipment, electronics, tools, watches, cameras, apparel, and other unclaimed property. The items to be auctioned are in "AS IS" condition and are in no way guaranteed or under warranty by the Hopkinton Police Department or the Town of Hopkinton.
Any person who believes they may have unclaimed property being held by the Hopkinton Police Department (or is currently up for auction), should contact the department immediately at 1-508-497-3401 to determine if they have a claim to the property (proof of ownership will be required).
MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL LAWS
regarding property found, recovered, or abandoned and now in the possession of or reported to the police department.
- CHAPTER 134: SECTION 1. Report of lost money or goods by finder.
- CHAPTER 135: SECTION 7. Property taken by police officers from persons under arrest; disposition
- CHAPTER 135: SECTION 8. Unclaimed property in possession of police department; sale at public auction; notice
In response to the statewide opiates overdose epidemic Hopkinton Police Officers have completed training in the administration of nasal Narcan. Narcan has been issued to each patrol officers. This action is an effort to enhance officers abilities to care for patients experiencing an opiate overdose. Follow this link to see Chief Lee's press
Hopkinton Police History
The Hopkinton Police Department is gathering information and photos related to the department's history. Any historical data or photos you have would be appreciated. Any photos can be copied and the originals will be returned. If you think you can help please email Lieutenant Joseph Bennett
Hopkinton Police Officer Franny Adams
Thanks to Jaynne Adams
Do you recognize anyone?
Department Photo late 1940's
Patrolman Tom Griffin Circa 1979
Chief Richard A. Flannery
Pallbearer for Chief Francis X. Bowker
The Hopkinton Police Department is now publishing the police logs on the towns website. Visit the Town of Hopkinton website to read the logs and review arrests.
Unregistered Vehicles and Trailers
The Hopkinton PD will continue their active enforcement of Chapter 130, Town Bylaws. If you notice a property with more than one unregistered vehicle or trailer, please contact Officer Phil Powers at 508.435-2123 x1324.
Do you have a House alarm
A properly installed house alarm can be an important part of you home safety plan. However, a faulty system can be a nuisance to you and a burden on your police and fire departments. False alarms expend valuable community resources and can cost you money in fees. Please keep you alarm system well maintained and update your registration form periodically.