Message from the Chief

Chief W. Michael Stewart

The Scituate Police Department is the primary law enforcement agency for the Town of Scituate, Massachusetts.  Our roster includes 35 sworn officers, 9 part time and 7 civilian employees.  Scituate is an Oceanside community of close to 20,000 residents and a summer influx of around 10,000 guests.  Scituate includes a peninsula on our southern boarder which is only accessible through the neighboring town of Marshfield.  

The Scituate Police Department has a Chief of Police, a Deputy Chief of Police, two Lieutenants, six Sergeants and 25 Patrolman.   From those numbers Scituate has several full time specialized positions consisting of 3 Detectives, a Prosecutor, K-9 Officer, two SWAT Officers, Social Services Officer, Marine/Dive Unit, School Resource Officer, Traffic Enforcement/Accident Investigator and Animal Control Officer.   Part time specialized roles include two Armorer/Firearm Instructors, Special Event Coordinator, Accreditation Officer, and several Field Training Officers.   The gender makeup of the department is 6 female officers and 29 male.

Scituate Police Department is a member agency with the Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council’s (MetroLEC) 42 town consortium.  Scituate offers two SWAT Operators, two Dive Team members, a K-9 unit,  two Marine Unit members, two boats and a dive van as needed for MetroLEC operations.   Our detectives work within the Old Colony Police Anti-Crime Task Force which is an 18 town Southeast Massachusetts Task Force which focuses on drug offenses and associated crime. 

The Scituate Police Department will be hosting a Citizen’s Police Academy beginning in March of 2018.  We have six neighborhood watch groups called SPaN, for Scituate Police and Neighbors.   The Department has officers assigned to SPaN groups as liaisons for the department.  We also have liaisons assigned to the Council on the Aging and the Harbor Merchants Association.  

The Department is actively involved in counter drug efforts and addiction resourcing programs.  We working closely with and train the Scituate Recreation Department, the Scituate Public School System and area churches. 

In March of 2017 we moved into a beautiful new Public Safety Complex located at 800 Rt. 3A in Scituate.  This complex houses Police/Fire Administration Offices, Scituate Fire Department Engine 3 and an ambulance.   The Police side of the building consists of 16,000 square feet of state of the art police technology and equipment, a 60 seat training room which also services as the towns Emergency Operations Center, a four station Next Generation 911 dispatching center,  as well as spacious locker rooms and gym facilities.  

Most Scituate Police Officers were born and raised in town.  Our commitment to the quality of life and safety in our neighborhoods, schools, highways and businesses is heart felt throughout the department.   The men and women of the Scituate Police Department serve their town proudly every day. 

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Michael StewartExt. 7911Submit Comment or Question