|The primary purpose of the Westford Police Department is to provide a high level of safety, security and service for all members of the community. As a regulatory agency of local government, the police department has the direct responsibility for the preservation of the public peace, for the reduction of the opportunity to commit crime, and for the effective delivery of a wide variety of police services. A large suburban society
free from crime and disorder remains an unachieved ideal. Nevertheless, consistent with the values of a free society, it is the primary objective of the Westford Police Department to as closely as possible approach that ideal.
The Police Department is open 24/7.
The Records Department is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
LICENSE TO CARRY FIREARMS INFO:
Appointments will be scheduled on Wednesdays between 8am-3pm and 4:30pm - 8:45pm and a few Saturdays.
- Currently we are accepting appointments for Saturday 6/15 between 8:30am-4:00pm, and Wednesday 6/26.
Call the above number or email to schedule an appointment.
To check the status of an LTC Application which has already been processed by the Police Department, call DCJIS at (617) 660-4722 during the normal business hours of Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The following information is required:
- Date of birth
- Active LTC, FID card, or machine gun license number
- Driver’ license number (for identity verification)
Massachusetts General Law c. 140, §§128A and 128B, requires all individuals who sell, transfer, inherit, or lose a firearm to report the sale, transfer, inheritance, or loss of the firearms to the Department of Criminal Justice Information Services Firearms Records Bureau.
- For billing and detail billing questions call: 978-399-2028
All Public access should now be made via the entrance directly to the left of the Town Hall
as you face it from the street.
The Police and Fire entrance to the right of the Fire Department is for EMERGENCY VEHICLES ONLY,
do not use this entrance.
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PUBLIC SERVICE NOTICES:
WINTER PARKING BAN IS IN EFFECT
The Westford Police Department would like to remind people living in or visiting town of the following:
In accordance with 199-12 Code of Westford there is NO on street parking longer than 1 hour between
1am and 8am from November 1st to March 31st.
No on street parking of any kind during a snow storm, or following a storm while clean up is
still taking place.
Vehicles impeding snow removal $25.00 fine, with the possibility of being towed.
Throwing, dumping or leaving snow in the roadway $50.00 fine.
Westford Police Department now has a Safe and Secure Drop Box, located in the departments lobby, which will be
available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week for the purpose of eliminating unused and unwanted medications from
your home. By properly disposing of your unused, unwanted, or expired medications you are contributing to the
safety and well-being of your family and our community's youth.
In Westford ALL Solicitors must register at the Police Department prior to going door to door for the purposes of
making sales and/or promoting their business. If these individuals are legitimate they will be issued a Westford
Solicitors Permit and a photo ID card. If a solicitor comes to your door, ask to see their Police issued ID prior to
conducting any business with them. If they do not have one, call us at 978-692-2161. If possible, provide us
with their description and that of any vehicle they may be using.
NOTICE TO POTENTIAL SOLICITORS: PERMIT APPLICATIONS ARE ONLY ACCEPTED MONDAY - FRIDAY
8AM TO 4PM. APPLICANTS MUST BE PRESENT, WITH POSITIVE ID AND APPLICATION PROCESSING
FEE OF $5.00.
Westford and area towns have been investigating incidents of companies going door to door soliciting to pave, repair, or sealcoat driveways. Asphalt scams
rob people of their hard earned money each and every year. A traveling asphalt paving crew may notice your driveway and offer you a low-priced opportunity
to revitalize it. The employees use intimidating sales tactics and deception targeting elderly people. But a little bit of caution and common sense can help
prevent serious problems.
1. Beware of crews who approach you in your yard. These crews often promise low estimates because of leftover materials from a completed job a
few houses away or on a nearby highway project. They may offer a guarantee but often the quality of the material used and application is inferior
and you may soon have weeds growing through the new asphalt. Unfortunately, the paving crew is long gone by the time you discover you have a
problem. It may cost you more to redo the driveway after the fresh look washes away with the next rain shower.
2. Ask for a written contract. Beware of individuals who offer to do the work without a written contract. Without a written contract, the original low estimate
may grow to hundreds or even thousands of dollars once the work is completed.
3. Cash payments are a red flag. If the crew insists on cash payments, that's another tip-off. If checks are accepted at all, they are cashed immediately
at the nearest bank.
4. Ask for references. Don't do business with anyone who won't provide references. Ask up front for references and check them thoroughly.
5. Have the work done on your schedule. Resist contractors who insist the work be done immediately. Take time to get bids from established local paving
companies to compare prices. Take the crew's written estimate and tell them you will get back to them.
6. Ask to see their permit. A transient merchant’s permit is issued by the Police Department. The permit process has the salesman and their business checked
out by the Police Department. It gives them a set of rules to follow in order to solicit business from Westford Residents.
7. Driveway Permit. A driveway permit issued buy the building department is also required to do the work. A good contractor should know this and not try and
do the work without one. The ability to hit and run is the key to a successful asphalt paving scam.~ Crews usually wander from one county or community to
another offering a driveway sealing service. It is up to consumers to protect themselves from scam artists. If you are eager to have the work done, insist that it
be on your terms. All paving companies working in Westford are advised that they are not to conduct business in this town without obtaining the proper permits.
If contact is made with any parties suspected of being involved in paving scams immediately contact the Westford Police Department at (978) 692-2161.
FINGER PRINTING OFFERED TO WESTFORD RESIDENTS:
The Westford Police Department offers fingerprinting to town residents for security clearance and employment purposes on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7pm to 9pm, and on Saturday mornings from 9am to 11am. Residents must provide proof of ID. There is no charge for this service. It is recommended that you call the department prior to coming in to ensure that someone is available. NOTE: Local Law Enforcement Agencies are not authorized to fingerprint for Immigration and Customs Enforcement purposes. For information on obtaining fingerprints for immigration purposes click here.
Did you know that you can obtain accident reports that have been taken by the Westford Police Department On-Line?
24/7 from your office
Immediate Access so you can settle your claim quicker
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Provides this software service and charges a convenience fee for each report obtained. You can reach them at 1-800-489-0190 or www.policereports.us if you have questions or to set up a pre-paid account.
This service works directly with local law enforcement and is designed for people with autism and Alzheimer’s who are at risk of wandering. Westford Police Department and LoJack® SafetyNet™ have worked together to bring the SafetyNet™ by LoJack® service to Westford.
The SafetyNet™ service provides law enforcement with the tools and training to more effectively find and rescue individuals who could or are prone to wandering and becoming lost. It also helps caregivers provide an added layer of protection for loved ones with cognitive conditions from the life-threatening behavior of wandering.~ The service will be used to supplement traditional search and rescue operations conducted by local police and fire departments.
|CHILD CAR SEAT PROGRAM OFFERED BY THE WESTFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT:
|The Westford Police Department has two certified car seat technicians available by appointment to inspect and/or install your child safety seat. Anyone wanting a car seat inspected or to have it properly installed can make an appointment by calling the Westford Police Department at 978-692-2161 or Contact Officer Croteau or Officer Hyder directly by email. Click here for additional information from the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security on the Child Car Seat Program.
FINGER PRINTING OFFERED TO WESTFORD RESIDENTS:
The Westford Police Department offers fingerprinting to town residents for security clearance and employment purposes on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7pm to 9pm, and on Saturday mornings from 9am to 11am. Residents must provide proof of ID. There is no charge for this service. It is recommended that you call the department prior to coming in to ensure that someone is available. NOTE: Local Law Enforcement Agencies are not authorized to fingerprint for Immigration and Customs Enforcement purposes. For information on obtaining fingerprints for this purpose click here.