How can I find out if there is a snow emergency?
If the City of Medford declares a snow emergency, it will be published on the Medford Police Department website. A Snow Emergency will also be announced on the Medford Police Facebook Page and Twitter account. You may also sign up for notifications through Blackboard Connect.
I was just in an accident. Do I need to file a report?
Massachusetts General Law requires a person who was operating a motor vehicle involved in a crash in which any person was killed or injured or in which there was damage in excess of $1,000 to any one vehicle or other property, to complete and file a Crash Operator Report with the Registrar within five (5) days after such crash (unless the person is physically incapable of doing so due to incapacity).
The person completing the report must also send a copy of the report to the police department having jurisdiction on the way where the crash occurred. If the operator is incapacitated but is not the vehicle's owner, the owner is required to file the crash report within the five (5) days based on his/her knowledge and information obtained about the crash.
The Registrar may require the owner or operator to supplement the report and he/she can revoke or suspend the license of any person violating any provision of this legal requirement. A police department is required to accept a report filed by an owner or operator whose vehicle has been damaged in a crash in which another person unlawfully left the scene even if damage to the vehicle does not exceed $1,000.
Download and print a blank crash report form here.
Where do I pay a parking ticket?
A parking ticket can be paid on the Park Medford website.
How do I obtain a resident parking permit?
Information about how to obtain a resident parking permit can be found at Park Medford.
How do I obtain a copy of my own or someone else’s criminal record?
The Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) Support Services Unit provides CORI to Board certified, non-criminal justice agencies such as schools, day care centers, home health aides, youth athletic coaches, and municipal government agencies. Individuals may also obtain a copy of their personal criminal record from the CORI Support Services Unit.
How do I obtain a copy of a police report? Is there a charge?
Please contact our Records Department at 781.391.6760 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no charge to obtain a copy of a police report.
How can I get a car seat installed by a certified CPS (Child Passenger Safety) technician?
Please call 781.391.6776 and leave a brief message with a a daytime and evening phone number or a cell number. The Officers will review these messages and they will call you back to schedule an appointment
How do I find out if there is a registered sex offender living in my neighborhood?
If you have information on a potential improperly registered or unregistered sex offender in the City of Medford, please immediately call the police station detective bureau at 781-391-6767, unless it is an urgency – then call 911!
Use OffenderWatch to search for sex offenders in your area.
You may also view and read about Level 3 Registered Sex Offenders by visiting the Medford Police Department lobby at 100 Main Street.
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How do I obtain a gun permit if I live in the City of Medford?
Details on how to obtain a gun permit can be found here.
How do I become a police officer in Massachusetts?
Being a police officer is a meaningful way to serve a community. As a police officer you will be a public servant responsible for responding to fires and other emergency situations in your community. You often respond to risky and physically demanding calls and work shifts that operate around the clock with your fellow police officers. Click here for more information about the exam schedule and requirements necessary to seek a career in local law enforcement.
What are Medford’s winter parking regulations?
Medford's winter parking regulations can be found here.
How do I commend a police officer for a job well done or file a complaint against a police officer?
To commend the actions of a Medford Police Department employee submit a brief email, fill out a general feedback form, or send a letter to the Medford Police Department at 100 Main Street, Medford, MA 02155. Please describe the incident and the actions you think were exceptional, including information such as date, time, and location to help identify the employee if you do not know his or her name.
To make an inquiry or complaint against an employee, please make it in person at department headquarters located at 100 Main Street in Medford. If you would like to file a complaint online, you may also use the Citizen Complaint Form. Any police department employee whose duties involve public contact may accept an initial inquiry or complaint against personnel, procedures, or policies. If the inquiry or complaint is about personnel, you should contact the employee’s shift or unit commander. If the employee’s commander is not available, you may contact the on-duty supervisor. The supervisor will ensure that your inquiry or complaint is directed to the proper authority.
When are the Medford Police Department Community Meetings?
Community Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month (except July and August) at 7:00 p.m. at various locations in the City. To be notified about upcoming meetings please sign up for city alerts here.