August 5, 2014
6:00pm to 9:00pm)
What is National Night Out?
National Night Out is an opportunity for community
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?
Hopkintonís National Night Out has table exhibits,
interactive safety demonstrations, food, live music,
childrenís games, face painting, bouncy house, dunk
tank and more!
I Canít Make It. How Can I Show My Support for Local
Weíre sorry we wonít 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 Hopkintonís solidarity in preventing crime!
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.
Donít make your valuables an easy target!
Lock your vehicle every time.
Donít leave electronics or other valuables visible in
Donít set your items down and trust that no one will
If you use a locker at work, school or the gym, LOCK
Always lock doors and windows
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
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
Massachusetts website to download a copy. The form
contains the instructions on how to complete and file your report.
Street Lights -
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.
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
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.
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
Preparedness is not only a winter issue.
The extreme weather 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.
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 x324.
Hopkinton Police Welcome Chief
The Hopkinton Police
Department would like to welcome Chief Edward Lee. He comes to
us from the Woonsocket
Police Department where he held the rank of Captain. He brings 26
years of law enforcement experience.
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
Hopkinton Police Officer Franny
Thanks to Jaynne Adams
Do you recognize anyone?
Department Photo late 1940's
Patrolman Tom Griffin
Chief Richard A. Flannery
Chief Francis X. Bowker
Follow this link to see more
Advisory from SRO Powers
Officer Phil Powers offers some sound advice on
social media and your children.
Please take a moment
and read some valuable information.
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.
RMV Driver's Manual
The Registry of Motor Vehicles now offers it's Driver's Manual
Online. You can pick up a printed copy at your
local RMV Office.
download it here.
Violence Against Women
Every day women are victims of violent acts.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides excellent
information and resources to victims. The Hopkinton Police
Department considers all acts of violence to be of the highest
priority. We are committed to offering immediate assistance
and will connect you to the resources needed to help prevent
future violence. Please don't hesitate to call.