On behalf of the
members of the East Bridgewater Police Department, I welcome you to
our web site, dedicated to the residents of the town of
Chief John E. Cowan
News and Information
PREVENT CAR BREAK- INS
The East Bridgewater Police Department urges all citizens to follow these safety tips to prevent themselves from becoming a victim of the recent Car Break-Ins
Over the last few months there has been a rash of Car Break-Ins in many area communities including East Bridgewater.
Car Break-ins are a serious, but very common crime that unfortunately many people become victim to. Most Car Break-Ins occur during the early morning hours when the risk of discovery is low. Persons who commit these types of crimes can be juveniles on a dare, or addicts desperate for something to trade or pawn to support their habits.
How Do I Prevent From Becoming a Target?
By following these preventative measures you can greatly reduce the chances your vehicle will become a target and be broken into.
Close all the Windows and Lock all the Doors on Your Vehicle
Many vehicle break-ins are from unlocked doors. Some thieves go from vehicle to vehicle trying doors looking to find one that is unlocked.
Donít Leave Valuables in Your Vehicle
Before leaving your vehicle stow your electronics, personal items, valuables, and accessories away and out of sight including power plugs, iPod adapters, cell phone chargers, navigation system windshield suction-cup mounts, CDís, spare change, ect.
Usage of You Vehicles Car Alarm
If you have an alarm system in your vehicle, use it. The noise alone may be enough to scare away a thief and prevent your vehicle from being broken into.
Park You Vehicle in a Safe Location
Park in a well-lit area, and avoid concealment from larger vehicles, fences, or foliage. If possible park near a motion sensor light. This will greater the chances that someone might see a crime in progress.
Report suspicious or criminal behavior. If someone is hanging around the neighborhood that is unknown to you, and has no apparent legitimate reason for being there, call the East Bridgewater Police Station.
If Your Car is Broken Into, Report it to the East Bridgewater Police Department.
To Report a Past Crime or a Non-Emergency Situation Dial the Business Line (508) 378-7223
To Report a Crime in Progress or an Emergency Situation Dial 9-1-1
LEO Top Gun Shoot 2009
The East Bridgewater Police Association held its first annual Law Enforcement Officer Top Gun shoot on June 14th 2009.
(Some Pictures from the Event are Below)
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TOP GUN SHOOT SPONSORS
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The East Bridgewater Police Department is
proud to offer Project Lifesaver to the
residents of East Bridgewater.
The primary mission of Project Lifesaver is to locate and rescue missing persons that suffers from Autism and Alzheimer’s. Project Lifesaver relies on proven radio technology and a specially trained search and rescue team. Those that are enrolled in the Project Lifesaver program wear a personalized wristband that emits a tracking signal. When caregivers notify the local Project Lifesaver agency that the person is missing, a search and rescue team responds to the wanderer's area and starts searching with the mobile locater tracking system. Search times have been reduced from hours and days to minutes. In over 1500 searches, there have been no reported serious injuries or deaths. Recovery times average less than 30 minutes. The Project Lifesaver team is specially trained, not only in search and rescue and the use of the electronic tracking equipment, but also in the methods necessary to communicate with a person who suffers from Autism and Alzheimer’s or a related disorder. Locating the individual is only part of the mission. The person who is located will be disoriented, anxious, and untrusting. The Project Lifesaver team knows how to approach the person, gain their trust and put them at ease for the trip home. The program is seven years old. It currently supports over 580 agencies in 40 states and Canada. 54 million people have Project Lifesaver coverage in their community.
For more information contact Sergeant Brown
Is Your House Number Clearly Visible?
Visible numbers are vital when there is an emergency call for fire, police, or the ambulance. Trying to find the right house can cause a delay in providing service. The numbers on your home or business must be large enough to be seen from the roadway in all types of weather and lighting conditions. Put them directly on or immediately by the front door. If the structure is set too far back from the road, place the number at the entrance to the driveway. Make them large enough to be read from a moving vehicle. Individual apartment or condo doors should also be clearly numbered or lettered as well. It is a wise investment that could save your life. On too many occasions, police, fire and rescue personnel have wasted precious time trying to find the exact location of an emergency because the homes and businesses were poorly marked -- or not marked at all.
Here are some tips to properly display your house number:
∑ Place large, easy to read numbers on an area of your house or business most visible from the street.
∑ If your house is set back from the street, make sure you have numbers on a mailbox, post, or fence etc.
∑ Make sure the material you use will not fade or wear easily from weather.
∑ Choose colors that will not blend into the background they are displayed on.
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