Belchertown Police Department News Blog

Got Drugs? Bring Them to the Take-Back Event!

1The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which will take place on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.   Check out the  Take-Back Flyer for more information!

On Saturday, September 27, 2014, from 10:00am to 2:00pm, members ofRead more →

Health & Safety Fair 2014!

The Fourth Annual Health & Safety Fair 2014
Friday, April 25, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Chestnut Hill School Gymnasium – 59 State Street, Belchertown MA.

Health & Safety Fair 2014 (homepage slider2)Come join the Belchertown Council on Aging and the TRIAD / SALT committee for the fourth annual Health & Safety Fair!  The fair will feature exhibits, testings, screenings, the Red Cross Mobile, police, fire and paramedic presentations ...

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Check out the Belchertown Police K9 Demonstrations!

Belchertown Police Officer Adam Brougham recently held some demonstrations involving his police K-9 Falco!  Check out the pictures and captions below.

K-9 Falco is North American Police Work Dog Association Accredited and is trained in a variety of searches which range from illegal narcotics to missing persons.  The K-9 Unit is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week!  The Belchertown K-9 Unit is funded through generous donations from town residents, visitors, and those whom believe in the importance of this ...

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Got Drugs? Permanent Disposal at the Belchertown Police Department.

MedReturn BoxThe 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 ...

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Chief’s Corner

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 ...

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Winter Parking Ban 2012 – 2013

The Belchertown Board of Selectman, at its regular meeting of Tuesday, October 9, 2012, has set the upcoming winter parking ban.  The parking ban is as follows:

*There will be no parking on any public way in Belchertown from 11:00pm to 7:00am from November 1, 2012 to April 1, 2013.

*There will be no parking at any time during the day or night when there is a snowstorm in progress and the snow removal trucks are clearing said public ways.

*Persons not ...

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Want To Be an Auxiliary Officer? Apply Now!

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.  ...

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The Rape Aggression Defense Systems is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women.  The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training.

The Belchertown Police Department will be hosting a Basic R.A.D. self-defense class for women ages 14 years and older.  The class will meet once a week on Mondays.  ...

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Press Release

Photograph of Edward Eaton
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BHS Girls Get A Lesson in Self Defense

READ MORE HERE:  RAD Sentinel Volume 98 No. 3  1-19-2012

(Note:  This news article is in .pdf format.  If your cannot view this file please download Adobe® viewer here.)

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