Police

The Scituate Police Department is the primary law enforcement agency for the Town of Scituate, Massachusetts. Our roster includes thirty sworn officers and seven civilian employees. Our patrol area includes the mainland of Scituate, as well as the Humarock portion of town, which is only accessible through the neighboring town of Marshfield.

The department also offers a wide range of services beyond the patrol functions. Our D.A.R.E. program is one of the first in southeastern Massachusetts, and has been educating our youth about making good choices and the dangers of drugs since 1989. It is taught at the sixth grade, eighth grade and tenth grade levels. Another of our police and school partnerships is the Safety program. Elementary school children receive monthly presentations on various safety topics of a timely nature. Department personnel also speak at Driver's Education classes, as well as providing assistance to students on a variety of law enforcement topics for various classes at the high school.

The department participates in area drug awareness and safety fairs, and various parades in the local area. Station tours are conducted for groups interested in seeing what we work in, and we offer a Citizen Police Academy to give residents and business owners a more comprehensive look at how this department functions. We maintain a relationship with our elder population, giving talks at the Senior Center on a variety of issues, as well as providing a monthly column for The Golden Times, our local Council On Aging newsletter. We join forces with the Scituate Recreation Department for such offerings as babysitter course, the annual Halloween Party and presentations for the various recreation summer camps. We can provide crime prevention information to help you stay safer and reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim of crime.

As you can see, we strive to be a proactive force in this community, with the vision of helping to improve the quality of life for our residents and visitors through partnerships with groups and individuals within the Scituate area. We hope that through the information here that you get a better understanding of what we offer, and take a moment to share your thoughts with us.