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.
Do not make your valuables an easy target!
Lock your vehicle every time.
Do not leave electronics or other valuables visible in
Do not 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
towns website or stop by the police station to begin the
If you were in an accident and need a
crash report you can visit the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts website to download a copy. The
form contains the instructions on how to complete and file your
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
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
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
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 Department of Transportation now offers it's Driver's Manual
Online. You can pick up a printed copy at your
local Office. Or
download it here.
Every day women are victims of violent
The 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.
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.
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 x1324.
August 4, 2015
(5:00pm to 8:00pm)
Hopkinton Middle School
What is National Night Out?
National Night Out is an opportunity for community members of 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
What Does the Evening Include?
National Night Out has table exhibits, interactive safety
demonstrations, food, live music, child games, face
painting, bouncy house, dunk tank and more!
I Can Not Make It. How Can I Show My Support for Local Crime
We are sorry we well not 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 your solidarity in
AUCTION NOTICE *******
In accordance with Massachusetts General Law, unclaimed and
abandoned property will be sold by means of an online auction by PROPERTY
ROOM.com (www.propertyroom.com). The property may include
bicycles, jewelry, televisions, computer equipment, electronics,
tools, watches, cameras, apparel, and other unclaimed property. The
items to be auctioned are in "AS IS" condition and are in no way
guaranteed or under warranty by the Hopkinton Police Department or
the Town of Hopkinton.
Any person who believes they may have unclaimed property being held
by the Hopkinton Police Department (or is currently up for auction),
should contact the department immediately at 1-508-497-3401 to
determine if they have a claim to the property (proof
of ownership will be required).
MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL LAWS
regarding property found, recovered, or abandoned and now in the
possession of or reported to the police department.
CHAPTER 134: SECTION 1. Report
of lost money or goods by finder.
CHAPTER 135: SECTION 7. Property
taken by police officers from persons under arrest; disposition
CHAPTER 135: SECTION 8. Unclaimed
property in possession of police department; sale at public auction;
IRS Scam Attempts
The perpetrators of the IRS scam attempts
continue to target victims.
Attached is a link to the IRS website and information.
The IRS nor any other government agency will call and ask you to
wire them money or provide your personal information including
Social Security number over the phone.
In response to the statewide opiates
overdose epidemic Hopkinton Police Officers have completed training
in the administration of nasal Narcan. Narcan has been issued to
each patrol officers. This action is an effort to enhance officers
abilities to care for patients experiencing an opiate overdose.
Follow this link to see Chief Lee's press release.
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
Officer Franny Adams
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 pictures.