New Braintree Police Department
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NEW BRAINTREE POLICE DEPARTMENT WEBSITE

The New Braintree Police Department regards itself as the primary guardian of the rights, safety and quality of life in the community.  

 FROM 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 HOURS/DAY

 



New Braintree 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 - 2013

NEW 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.

 

Dog Sledding in New Braintree

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

The photograph above was taken by Susie Mulliken in 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. 

 

 

        UPDATED 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 MIKE SEFTON



- TRAINING UPDATE -

 

Sergeant Mike 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 encounters. 

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GUN LOCK INITIATIVE STILL AVAILABLE

The New 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 chief@newbraintree.org, 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.

 

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