NEW BRAINTREE POLICE
Braintree Police Department regards
itself as the primary guardian of the
rights, safety and quality of life in
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
This website is simple and tasteful and
offers a glimpse into the breadth and
complexity of police work in New
Braintree, Massachusetts. The
small department is led by Chief Bert
DuVernay. All officers are
experienced in emergency medical
intervention and serve the community
with great professionalism. Part
of the NBPD mission is to respect
individual differences among community
members and support the quality of life
in New Braintree.
DIAL 911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES 24
resident submits popular photos
NEW BRAINTREE, MA
October 24 2013 This bobcat was
caught on a New Braintree Resident's
trail camera in mid October 2013.
The animal appears to be in excellent
health and has been seen frequenting the
yards of several area residences.
Photo courtesy of New Braintree resident
JOIN NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH!
A neighborhood watch
group is being established in New
Braintree. Selectman Bob Hunt
has been providing education to
residents on personal security. Go
the the town website for further details
about Selectman Hunt's presentation.
Residents are encouraged to call Chief
DuVernay if interested in participating
in the Neighborhood Watch program. The
group has been active for 6 months or
more. Their watchful eyes have
resulted in several tips to which police
responded including one that brought
forth felony criminal charges.
Good work. If interested please
contact the police department.
Always call 911 when you suspect that a
crime may be in progress!
CRIME UPDATE -
BRAINTREE, MA: The New Braintree
Police are working in conjunction with
Oakham and Barre Police Departments to
share information about recent breaks
that have occurred during the midday
hours. Homes in the Scott Road and
Oakham Road area have been targeted.
A minivan-type vehicle has been linked
to at least one encounter with neighbors
on outer Oakham Road. The
passenger in the van knocked on the door
asking the homeowner if they had a
hearing impaired child living there.
There was also some vague questions
about bible readings.
Residents are urged to be observant for
vehicles carrying 4 or more individuals
who appear to be going door to door or
appear to be lost. Call police
with suspicious activity.
MARCH STORM COVERAGE - Town Services
provided 24 Hour Coverage
Police and Highway department worker
were on duty for over 24 hours straight
during the recent storm.. Another
storm - the last one of the season
perhaps - may contribute 6 inches to the
2012-2013 Winter on March 18 & 19.
CONGRATULATIONS OFFICER SUSIE MULLIKEN
photograph above was taken by Susie
December. She won the People's
Choice Award in the Worcester Telegram
Photo Contest. The photograph was
taken in New Braintree and will be
published in an upcoming special edition
of the Worcester Telegram.
CYBER-BULLYING - TOPIC TALK
New Braintree, MA February 20, 2013
The New Braintree Police Department is
interested in protecting children from
cyberbullying and exploitation. It
is a crime to transmit nude or semi-nude
photographs via cellular service or over
the internet that depict minors in
any way. Parents should have open
and frank conversations with their
children about the risk of this kind of
activity and report any suspicious
"friends" a child may speak about.
It is often a good idea to monitor text
messages and photos being exchanged when
your child first starts using a smart
phone. As they grow and mature you
can give them greater autonomy. Teach kids to trust their instinct if
they feel creepy about someone on the
internet. Tell them NEVER
to give out their full name and
address because they never know who they
might be communicating with over the
internet. They should never agree
to meet with someone they meet in a chat
room. This may seem intuitive to
adults but children may not understand
the risk. It happens everywhere.
A new book was published entitled
"Sticks and Stones" by Emily Bazelon
examins the impact of cyber-bullying to
adolescent children. It was
featured on February 18, 2013 on NPR.
You can hear the interview at NPR.org. Contact Sergeant Mike Sefton for more
information at 508-867-2059.
NBPD PHOTO BY
- TRAINING UPDATE -
Sefton and Officer Barry Peddle
attended a 6-hour Active Shooter
Program sponsored by the North
Brookfield Police Department in
February. The program offerred
updated tactics for fast and
effective handling of violent school
GUN LOCK INITIATIVE STILL AVAILABLE
Braintree Police Department has free
gun locks for distribution. The
locks are suitable for most
handguns, rifles and shotguns. If
you need locks for your guns, just
stop by the New Braintree Police
Department when a cruiser is
present. New Braintree residents can
also leave a message at 508-867-2059
or send an email to
which includes your address and the
number of locks needed. An officer
will later bring the locks to your
house. The locks are available at
the town hall as well.
SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE