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NORWELL POLICE DEPARTMENT
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!
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
PREVENTING CAR BREAK-INS
Crime Prevention Officer - Sean Sutton
Norwell Police Announces The Department's Participation in
The Lojack SafetyNet Program
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
Theodore Ross, Chief
Carol Brzuszek, Deputy Chief