Chief Daniel O'Connell
30 Mount Vernon St. Winchester MA 01890
(781)729-1212 / 911
Posted By Winchester Police on July 1st, 2022

Winchester Police and the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office announce the completion of interactive, scenario-based training   WINCHESTER, Mass – Winchester Police Chief Daniel O’Connell and Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian announced today that 33 local officers recently completed scenario-based training facilitated by the sheriff’s office. Utilizing the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Mobile Training Center (MTC), Winchester officers […]


Archive for May, 2022

Animal Control Information

Posted By Winchester Police on May 23rd, 2022

With the arrival of warm weather, our animal control officer receives more questions about resident interaction with animals.  Below are some links to information to help you understand some of the more common animals seen in Winchester.

Living with Coyotes

Living with Raccoons

Living with Turkeys

Living with Bats

Winchester Leash Law Reminder

Posted By Winchester Police on May 6th, 2022

Chapter 10

Section 1. PROHIBITION AGAINST UNLEASHED DOGS No person keeping, owning or having possession, charge, custody or control of any dog shall cause, permit, suffer or allow the dog to stray, run, be or go in any manner at large in or upon any public street, way, sidewalk, school yard or grounds, park, or private property of others without the express consent of the owner of such private property, except such dog that may be under control by means of a chain or leash, not longer than six feet in length.

Section 2. AUTHORITY AND DUTIES OF DOG OFFICER Any dog found to be at large in violation of this bylaw shall be caught and confined by the dog officer, who shall notify forthwith the licensed owner or keeper of said dog. The owner or keeper of said dog shall have ten days from receipt of notice thereof to reclaim said dog from the dog officer. Return of the dog to the licensed owner or keeper shall be dependent on admission of ownership or the keeping of the dog, the assumption of responsibility thereof, and the payment of any fee or charges due for such confinement as provided by this bylaw.


For the full By-Law, see the attached PDF below.

Winchester Leash Law