Belchertown Police Department News Blog

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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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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Commendations Issued For Officers Cote and Christofori

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 ...

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Belchertown Selectmen Approve Formation of Auxiliary Police Unit

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 ...

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