A mountain lion has been sighted in Winchester. A resident reported seeing a mountain lion in the Dunster Lane, Pepper Hill Drive neighborhood off of Ridge Street. Massachusetts Environmental Police responded and viewed the animal’s paw print and stated the tracks strongly resembled that of a mountain lion. Photos of the tracks were sent to Mass […]
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We have added a small photo album of the Winchester Police Department. Photos will be periodically added to the album. You will be able to view the album any time by visiting the Photo Album link under About.
Over the past week, two bikes have been recovered by the Winchester Police. If your bicycle has been lost or stolen, contact Winchester Police at (781) 729-1214 with a description of your bike to determine if it is one we have recovered.
In the coming weeks, we will be adding a photo gallery to our website. Many of the photos will be of the Winchester Police Department from years past. A sample of those images is currently displayed on a small slideshow on the homepage, including a photo of the department from 1910. The images on the slideshow are courtesy of the Winchester Historical Society. Be sure to check back soon for the full gallery.
The Massachusetts State 911 Department recently approved a wireless tracking device known as EmSeeQ from EmFinders. this device enables law enforcement and emergency responders to locate a wandering individual who is wearing the device. The device is the same size as a wrist watch and can be worn on the wrist or ankle. The device uses cellular technology to determine location coordinates and cannot be activated by the wearer. The device is activated when a caregiver contacts the EmFinder call center. The call center then coordinates with local law enforcement agencies to quickly locate and recover the missing individual. If you are interested in the EmSeeQ service, visit the EmFinders website for more information and to sign up for the service.
Regardless of your interest in the EmSeeQ service, the Winchester Police Department strongly recommends you partipate in our Children at Risk and Senior at Risk programs.
In an effort to assist families with “at risk” members (special needs, autism, dementia etc.) the Winchester Police Department offers a Children at Risk and Senior at Risk program. If you feel that a member of your family is at risk to wander, we strongly recommend you participate in the program. To do so, fill out the relevant form below and attach a current photo of your family member. By doing so, you will assist this department in locating your family member if the need arises. You will also be providing us with information that could help us understand how to communicate with the at risk individual and how to contact family members if an at-risk member is found. The information you provide also enables us to pass on important medical information to medical personal if needed. Complete the relevant form below and send it to Detective Paul DeLuca(email@example.com).
The Winchester Police Relief Association fundraiser has begun. Unfortunately, scams do exist where people not involved with the relief association attempt to take advantage of unsuspecting individuals wishing to make a contribution. The relief association would like to take this opportunity to announce that our fundraiser has begun and will continue through mid April. If you do wish to contribute, please be certain to make checks payable to Winchester Police Relief Association. One option to contribute is to leave your donation taped to your door or mailbox for one of our solicitors to pick up. If you don’t feel comfortable leaving a check for one of our solicitors, you can mail it to 30 Mt. Vernon Street, Winchester MA 01890 or drop it off at the police station. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Relief Association President, Officer James Covino at (781) 729 -1214.
The Winchester Police Department is introducing a new website to better serve the community. Visit often for important news and information regarding crime alerts and trends in the community You will also be able to find helpful information and tips about Internet safety and the newest scams. Our site also offers important information and resources for victims as well as the ability to download several common forms such as crash report requests and sex offender registry requests. From our site, you are also able register for Winchester’s Citizen Alert system, Winchester Aware. Winchester Aware allows you to receive important public safety and public works notifications and emergency alerts however you choose; whether by phone, email or text.