On 12/21/2021, before a packed Town Hall, Interim Chief Richard M. Kelleher was formally appointed as Police Chief of the Walpole Police Department by the Walpole Selectboard. The ceremony took place before fellow officers, past Walpole Police Chiefs, family and friends.
A Medfield native who began his law enforcement career with the Medfield Police Department in 2005, Chief Kelleher came to Walpole in 2007, and has held a number of specialty assignments within the Department, including: Field Training Officer, Bicycle Officer, Honor Guard member, and Detective – where he was assigned to leadership roles on multiple regional task forces. A graduate of Bentley University, Chief Kelleher is a proven leader in the Walpole Police Department who possesses all of the attributes necessary to continue with advancing our Department forward.
Chief Kelleher’s badge was pinned by his wife, Karen, and their two sons after being administered the Oath of Office by Walpole Town Clerk Liz Gaffey. Please join us in congratulating Rich Kelleher on his appointment as Chief of the Walpole Police Department!
This Project has been in the works since 1997 and is necessary in order to properly maintain the infrastructure, as well as continue to ensure public safety and enhance economic development opportunities.
The proposed Project consists of reconstructing approximately 8,000 feet of roadway along Route 1A from our downtown to the Norwood Town Line including intersection and approach improvements at Fisher, Gould, Mylod and North Streets.
Route 1A is one of the Town’s main commercial corridors, as well as one of the region’s main thoroughfares. This particular stretch of Route 1A passes through several residential areas, has two public schools in the vicinity and also serves many local businesses, including small and large commercial plazas. The current condition of Route 1A has caused traffic congestion and troublesome safety issues for both vehicles and pedestrians, alike.
In addition to addressing much-needed traffic and pedestrian safety concerns, the Project will also address economic development needs. With the many businesses in the immediate area, improved infrastructure is necessary in order for them to continue to thrive. Planned development activities in the immediate and distant future will be supported by the Project.
For a full description of the project, and for updated detours (first detour pictured above) as the project progresses, please see the main project website >>HERE<<.
In accordance with Massachusetts General Law, the following unclaimed and abandoned property will be destroyed or sold by means of an online auction by the online police auction website PROPERTYROOM.COM beginning on or after October 11, 2021.
The items to be auctioned are in as-is condition and are in no way guaranteed or under warranty by the Walpole Police Department or the Town of Walpole. Any person who believes they may have unclaimed property being held by the Walpole Police Department (or is currently up for auction), should contact the department immediately at 508-668-1212 to determine if they have a claim to the property. Proof of ownership will be required.
In an effort to continue our public safety partnership with citizens and businesses, the Walpole Police Department is offering a security camera registration program. The Walpole Camera Registry Program allows residents and business owners to voluntarily register the locations of their video surveillance systems with the Walpole Police Department. When a crime occurs, police will be able to identify the locations of nearby video cameras to obtain potential video surveillance. If necessary, police would ask Walpole Camera Registry Program participants to check their private video surveillance systems for a specific date and time for video that may show activity involved with a crime, and, if they so choose, participants can voluntarily provide copies of video footage to police for investigative purposes.
See the registration form here for full details .: CAMERA REGISTRATION FORM :.
The Town of Walpole has a telephone Emergency Notification System. We use this system to notify residents and business owners in emergency situations, as deemed necessary. As such, if you receive a call from the Town of Walpole, the Walpole Fire, Police, Health or Public Works Departments, please listen to the message carefully.
This system also has the capability to contact you through the following options: your listed home or business phone or your cell. At this time, emergency notification will only be made to your listed home or business address. If you would like to add an unlisted phone number, your cell phone or both, please follow the link below to the Town of Walpole website, and follow the instructions on the screen.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Town Hall (508-660-7289) with any questions you may have.
We have gone green - Wherever possible the department will make all responses for records requests by email. This includes reports, voice recordings, and photographs. To make it easier, we have streamlined our process for requesting information, it's as easy as 1, 2, 3 !
1 - Simply go to www.walpolepd.com.
2 - Click on > Request Here < in the top left corner.
3 - Complete the form and press the SUBMIT button.
That's it. By making this change, we hope to make it easier for the public to request information, easier for us to respond, and make the entire process more cost effective and efficient for all involved.
* Please keep in mind the law allows 10 days to respond to a request for a report.