Maynard Police and Fire to Launch Joint Emergency Dispatch Center

Thursday, July 16, 2015

MAYNARD — Police Chief Mark W. Dubois and Fire Chief Anthony Stowers are pleased to announce that The Town of Maynard is in the final stages of combining police and fire dispatch into one joint, civilian emergency communications center.

The communications center is scheduled to open by July 27. It will be overseen by Chief Dubois and Chief Stowers and managed by Anne Camaro, who, along with representatives from both departments, has hired a set of full-time dispatchers trained in both fire and police dispatch procedures.

“It is our hope that the communications center will increase efficiency and decrease response time,” Chief Dubois said. “It will also allow more police officers and firefighters to be in the community serving residents and responding to calls for service.”

The Police and Fire Departments will have an auto attendant phone system for general business calls, where residents can reach specific police or fire officials or divisions. Emergency dispatchers are always available but should only be contacted during emergency situations.

Residents are asked not to call dispatch to schedule inspections, issue permits or to inquire about an emergency situation in progress. Fire department inspections and permits can still be arraigned through the fire department. If you need a permit signed or an inspection scheduled, call the Maynard Fire Department business line at 978-897-1014 and choose the correct option from the menu.

Many inspections and permits can also be obtained or scheduled using the town website.

With the new dispatch center opening in a different location, citizens may notice that if the fire trucks are out of the station on a call, the fire house may not be manned at all times.

The phone numbers for the department will remain the same, and there will be an option to talk with a dispatcher, but there may not be a firefighter in the building 24 hours a day, seven days a week to set up appointments or inspections, or to answer a code compliance questions. Anyone who arrives at the Fire Station with an emergency and cannot locate an official should immediately call 911.

“We are extremely excited about having this project come to fruition,” Chief Stowers said. “The dispatch center will increase efficiency by streamlining department communications and will also allow us to better serve the public.”

We urge members of the public to, as always, dial 911 in case of an emergency!

Contact: John Guilfoil Phone: 978-841-9948 Email: john@jgpr.net

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Solicitor’s Permits

The Town of Maynard requires that all solicitors obtain a Solicitor’s Permit from the Maynard Police Department in order to work in town. Please see the Solicitor’s Permit Application Instructions for more information. Any questions or concerns contact: Lt. Michael Noble  at 978-897-1040 ext. 2006 or email at mnoble@maynardpolice.com.

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New Police Report Request Form

Please note we have a new form with additional fees and stipulations for requesting a copy of a police report.

Police Report Request Form

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Maynard Housing Production Plan

HPP Survey Final Flyer

Maynard is preparing a “housing production plan” or HPP with MAPC (Metropolitan Area Planning Council). A key intent of the HPP is to identify community opinions, provide a blueprint to help guide future decision-making and analyze market conditions/demand for future housing stock. The HPP is a standalone document that may be adopted directly or by reference into the town’s master plan. When it is completed (expected early 2016), it will be submitted to the Mass Department of Housing and Community Development for approval.  This is a link to other municipalities that have adopted HPP’s http://www.mass.gov/hed/community/40b-plan/housing-production-plan.html .

 

The first phase of the plan involved a “needs assessment” which has been completed and being prepared for release.  Phase One also included a meeting between MAPC, local developers and Realtors. The second phase of the HPP is now underway: this will involve a brief survey for residents and at 7 PM, July 1 at Town Hall, the first of two public “visioning sessions” with MAPC.

 

The survey is “live” now and can be taken on line by Maynard residents at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/maynardhpp

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Maynard Police Department Receives Prestigious State Certification Status

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MAYNARD – Police Chief Mark Dubois and Town Administrator Kevin Sweet are pleased to announce that the Maynard Police Department has achieved State Certification from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission (MPAC) at an awards ceremony on Thursday, June 4 at the Connors Center in Dover.

Certification is a self-initiated evaluation process by which police departments strive to meet and maintain the highest standards of law enforcement, and is considered the best measure of a police department against the established best practices around the country and region.

“Receiving Certification acknowledges the Maynard Police Department is in line with the highest possible standards of law enforcement,” Chief Dubois said. “I am incredibly proud of our entire department and all of the hard work that has gone into this process, we are now one step closer to receiving the Commission’s highest award of Accreditation.”

Chief Dubois also singled out Lt. Michael Noble, the department’s Accreditation Manager.

“Lt. Noble did an incredible job,” Dubois said. “I am very proud of him, and he should be very proud of the results we saw this week.”

The certification process is long and vigorous. It involves both an internal self-review and an external assessment by the Commission’s team of subject matter experts.

The MPAC program requires that departments meet all of the 257 mandatory standards and 60 percent of the 125 optional ones. These carefully selected standards include: Jurisdiction and Mutual Aid, Collection and Preservation of Evidence, Communications, Working Conditions, Crime Analysis, Community Involvement, Financial Management, Internal Affairs, Juvenile Operations, Patrol Administration, Public Information, Records, Traffic, Training, Drug Enforcement, and Victim/Witness Assistance.

“Going through the process initially requires intense self-scrutiny, and ultimately provides a quality assurance review of the agency,” said Donna Taylor Mooers, the MPAC Executive Director. “Achieving Certification from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission is a very significant accomplishment and a recognition highly regarded by the law enforcement community.”

Earlier this year, the Department was evaluated by a team of Commission-appointed assessors who found the Department to be in full compliance with all of the necessary standards required for Certification.

“On behalf of the town of Maynard I am honored to congratulate our police department on such an outstanding accomplishment,” Town Administrator Sweet said. “We have always known what an excellent job our officers do, but receiving Certification is another level of recognition. Well done.”

Certification has been granted for a period of three years. Participation in the program is strictly voluntary.

John Guilfoil Public Relations

Conact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 978-841-9948
Email: john@jgpr.net

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Business Safety Summit

Join us to discuss business safety, with a focus on recognizing, responding to, and minimizing incidents of concern at the workplace.

 

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Open Meeting on The Future of Clock Tower Place

Clock Tower Place Meeting Announcement - June 11 2015

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Parking Regulations

image1As a reminder to our residents we are continuously enforcing the town’s Parking Regulations. The following is a list of general prohibitions and their applicable fines:

(A1) Any meter that runs out of tie will receive a ten dollar ticket ($10.00)

The following categories are all fifteen dollar violations ($15.00)
(B1) Parked within an intersection
(B2) Parked upon a sidewalk or crosswalk
(B3) Parking over one foot from the curb
(B4) Parked less than 10 feet of an unobstructed lane
(B5) Within ten (10ft) of a hydrant
(B6) Upon a private road or across a driveway
(B7) Within 20ft of an intersection
(B8) Upon a street or roadway posted “No Parking”
(B9) Bus Stop of Taxi Stand
(B10) Improper angle parking
(B11) Restricted Parking Place
(B12) Overtime Parking Violation – two hours @ any given meter
Cannot feed a meter and vehicle must be moved to another location
(B13) Fire Lane Violation
(B14) Outside Parked Lines (not a legal space)
(B15) Permit Parking violation
(B16) Right Wheels not @ Curb (both right wheels at curb & within 12 inches of the curb) headed in the travel lane direction.

GROUP C – 1. Parking Ban from Dec 1 – Mar 15 (No On Street Parking)
From 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. $20.00
C – 2. Snow Removal – no parking on street whatsoever.

GROUP D. Handicap Parking
Violation
$200.00

All parking violations are in accordance with 20A-1/2 of Chapter 90, Mass. General Laws by Section 22, and Chapter 153 of the Acts of 1992). You may find a copy of these in most libraries if you choose to look it up prior to coming to a hearing.

Commercial vehicles that are loading or unloading may stand for not more than 20 minutes continuously for the purpose of clearing materials.
Please do not idle to keep our air clean.

Whenever any vehicle shall be parked adjacent to a parking meter, the owner of said vehicle shall park within the space designated by street markings (white lines on ground) and, such person shall immediately deposit in said meter the required coin of the United States maximum legal parking period or proportionate period thereof both as indicated or shown on the meter and if so required set the mechanism in motion.

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Maynard Police Dispatch Log – 5/11/15 to 5/17/15

Maynard Police Dispatch log for 5/11/15 to 5/17/15 is now available.

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Bicycle Safety with the Daisy Troop 89237

Officer Houle spent a few hours with the girls of Daisy Troop 89237 on Sunday May 17th. He talked about bike safety and rules of the road.

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