This past year has seen a lot of negative commentary in the press about policing in America. While some of this may be true in other departments, I don’t believe it is indicative of policing as a whole and in my opinion, it certainly does not apply to our community. In spite of the all the negative reporting on the police profession our community has shown us nothing but love and support. This has been evidenced by the ...Read more →
The members of the Belchertown Police Department would like to send out a great big, heart felt THANK YOU to everyone who stopped by the station this week with letters of appreciation and baked goods. Its actions such as this that reaffirm we chose the right profession and are doing the right thing.
In spite of all the negative media coverage about police conduct throughout the nation in recent weeks, it is very comforting to us, to know that our community ...Read more →
It is with heavy heart that the Belchertown Police Department announces the passing of K9 Falco. Falco was the first K9 to become a department member, and over the years he and his handler, Officer Adam Brougham became a valuable asset. Throughout his career Falco never disappointed, whether it was locating stolen property from a house break, drug seizures from motor vehicle stops or tracking and locating missing persons, Falco proved his worth time and again.
Falco started with our department ...Read more →
The Belchertown Police Department is now equipped with a MEDRETURN BOX! This box is specially designed to safely store prescription and non-prescription drugs, vitamins and veterinary medications. Safely dispose your unused / unwanted medications so they do not become a harm to you, your family members or the environment!
Safely disposing drugs and helping elders clean out their medicine cabinets can help prevent accidental overdoses and the misappropriation of prescription drugs by personal ...Read more →
Welcome to the Chief”s Corner! I want to personally thank you for visiting the new website for the Belchertown Police Department. We hope visitors enjoy themselves while navigating through the site. You’ll conveinently find many wonderful links, resources and reference materials. We encourage your questions, comments and concerns and advise site visitors to use our “contact” and blog features.
As part of our continued community policing efforts, I’ve implemented a “Chief’s Corner” blog feature. Users need to simply navigate to the News Blog ...Read more →
The Belchertown Police Department is looking to appoint interested individuals as Auxiliary Police Officers. The volunteer officers assist with the functions of the department along with receiving training for possible further advancement.
Applicants must have successfully completed the Reserve/Intermittent or Basic Recruit Training programs, be at least 21 years old, have an educational equivalency of a high school diploma, have a valid Massachusetts driver’s license and a Massachusetts Class A license to carry a firearm. ...Read more →
Police officers in small towns like Belchertown rarely deal with dramatic situations like a bank robbery. Such a situation occurred on September 20 when Officers Valerie Cote and Jason Christofori apprehended three individuals suspected of an Amherst bank robbery on Route 9. As a result of their actions on that day, the two officers received written ...Read more →
Belchertown, MA: The Board of Selectmen has approved the formation of an auxiliary police force requested by Chief Francis R. Fox Jr. as a way to augment the Police Department and evaluate potential future officers.
“This will be really helpful to have some people who could be called upon in emergency situations and when there is a large event in town,” said Selectmen’s Chairman Kenneth E. Elstein.
“It ...Read more →