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2017 SOUTH SHORE
 HALF-MARATHON
 SAFETY ADVISEMENT 

The Norwell Police Department is informing residents of a road race to be held on Sunday, November 5th, 2017 at 7:30 a.m.  The South Shore Half-Marathon will begin at the Norwell High School and finish on Dover Street.  It is projected there will be 3,000 participants and spectators attending this event.  Event organizers are providing free shuttle bus service to and from the event at the Hanover Mall.  

Please expect road restrictions and traffic delays in the following areas:  Main St by South St, South St, Pleasant St, Circuit St, Forest St, Pine St, Wildcat Ln, River St, Stetson Rd, Barque Hill, Brigantine Circle, Dover St, West St, Main St at Norwell Center and secondary roads. 

The Norwell Police Department has coordinated efforts with race organizers to insure the safety of runners and to minimize delays for residents and motorists traveling in the race route.  Detail Officers will assist residents with getting in and out of the neighborhoods if you need to travel. This will depend on the location of the runners, and delays should be expected. If you have any additional concerns that cannot be resolved by the Detail Officer, please contact Norwell Police at 781-659-7979 (Press “9” to get the Police Clerk), and your concern will be directed to the Shift Supervisor.

 We thank everyone for your understanding and cooperation with the safety planning for this event. Please plan ahead and seek alternate routes. 

 



NORWELL POLICE DEPARTMENT

NOTIFICATION OF

ALCOHOL COMPLIANCE CHECKS

Over the course of the next couple months, the Norwell Police Department will be conducting compliance checks at all licensed alcohol establishments in Norwell to determine if licensed establishments are illegally selling alcohol to tthose under 21.

  The purpose of the compliance checks is intended to educate licensees and the public, and to ensure the regulations are consistently followed and applied.  It is in the community’s best interest for all to be aware of, and to understand the benefits of complying with the laws and regulations governing the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages. 


 


 


Safe Exchange Zone Created

Norwell Police Department has created a "Safe Exchange Zone" in the parking lot of the police and fire department Public Safety Complex located at 300 Washington St, which is under 24-hour video surveillance. This location can help online sellers and buyers to complete their transactions at a secure location. Whether you are buying or selling, please make sure to follow some basic safety tips:

- Always meet at a public location and don't go alone.
- Meet during daylight hours. 

We welcome the public to use our designated parking area for a safe exchange,
 and hope that our location and surveillance will be a deterrent against fraud and theft. Remember - Safety first!



 

 


 

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The Norwell Emergency Management Team has implemented the CodeRED system, a high-speed emergency notification service. CodeRED is a free service that will allow emergency officials to notify residents and businesses by telephone, cell phone, text message, email and social media regarding time-sensitive general and emergency notifications. Only authorized officials have access to the CodeRED system. Any message regarding the safety, property or welfare of the community will be disseminated using the CodeRED system.  We encourage you to register your cell phone for this service and to verify your home location during the enrollment process so we may target notifications that directly impact your home or business. If you are currently signed up for CodeRED, you don’t need to enroll again. 

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Did you know that 75% of child safety seats are installed incorrectly. The Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security has set-up more than 150 Child Safety Seat Inspection Sites throughout the state. Drivers can ensure their seat is installed correctly free of charge by visiting one of the many conveniently located sites. The Highway Safety Division has produced two public service announcements which are running on local television until September 19th. Please help us get this important information out to the citizens of Norwell by posting the PSA Links to your web site and/or social media pages. Citizens can find more information by visiting www.mass.gov/childsafetyseats or calling the toll-free Child Passenger Safety Hotline at 1-877-392-5956.  Child Safety Seats - English version Child Safety Seats Spanish version

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Massachusetts Child Passenger Safety Law requires that all children riding in passenger motor vehicles must be in a Federally-approved child passenger restraint that is properly fastened and secured until they are 8 years old or over 57 inches tall. All other occupants not in this category must wear a safety belt, which is properly adjusted and fastened according to the manufacturer’s instructions.    

Norwell Police Department can assist with inspections and proper installation of child safety seats. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact Norwell Police Department at (781) 659-7979. There are day and evening appointments available.   Please remember to buckle up for safety.  Seat belts save lives!  


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CHILD PASSENGER RESTRAINT INSTALLATION

The  Norwell Police Department is committed to child safety.  As part of this commitment we offer child seat installations.  There is no fee for this professional service.  Norwell Police Officers Bryan Resnick and William Crowley are certified in Child Passenger Safety installations to assist with inspections and ensure proper installation of child safety seats.  They can also assist with educating parents and guardians about how to correctly use their children’s seats.

Children must be properly restrained in order to decrease the likelihood that they will suffer serious injury in the event of a vehicle collision.  Massachusetts Child Passenger Safety Law requires that all children riding in passenger motor vehicles must be in a Federally-approved child passenger restraint that is properly fastened and secured until they are 8 years old or over 57 inches tall.  All other occupants not in this category must wear a safety belt, which is properly adjusted and fastened according to the manufacturer’s instructions.  If you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact Norwell Police Department at (781) 659-7979.  There are day and evening appointments available.  Please remember to buckle up for safety.


Norwell Police Department
   300A washington Street
  Norwell,  Massachusetts  02061

   781-659-7979
  Theodore Ross, Chief
Carol Brzuszek, Deputy Chief
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