Want to Become a Maynard Police Officer?

The Maynard Police Department is conducting a hiring selection process for the appointment of one police officer.  For complete details see the Police Officer Hiring Process Announcement.

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Welcome New Officers to the Maynard Police Department

New OfficersThe Maynard Police Department would like to welcome our two newest officers; Lucien Comeau and Todd Fletcher.  Both officers are graduates of the 22nd Recruit Officers Course at the Boylston Police Academy and have spent the past 23 weeks in training.  They will both be starting at the Maynard Police Department on Monday, June 23rd.

If you see them, say hi and welcome them to Maynard.

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Maynard Police Log – 6/2/14 to 6/8/14

The Maynard Police Dispatch Log for June 2nd through June 8th is now available.

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Maynard Police Department Dispatch Log – 5/19/14 – 5/26/14

The Maynard Police Department Dispatch Log  for 5/19/14 – 5/26/14 is now available.

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Maynard Police Department Dispatch Log – 5/11/14 – 5/18/14

The Maynard Police Department Dispatch Log  for 5/11/14 – 5/18/14 is now available.

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Memorial Day Thank You

On this Memorial Day, the Maynard Police Department would like to honor all those who have served and lost their lives fighting for our freedoms.  We are eternally grateful to all our service members, those with us today and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

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“The United States flag does not fly because the wind moves past it. The United States flag flies from the last breath of each military member who has died protecting it. American Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines don’t fight because they hate what’s in front of them…they fight because they love what’s behind them.”

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Changes to Posting of Dispatch Log

The Maynard Police Department (MPD) is changing the manner in which the Weekly Dispatch Log is being posted. In the past only excerpts of the log were being posted. Going forward, the entire log will be available on the MPD website.

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Memorial Day Parade

On Monday, May 26th, at 11 AM, the Maynard Veterans Council will be holding the annual Memorial Day Parade. The parade route has changed this year and is substantially shorter. The new parade route is:

  1. Start at the Clock Tower Lot on Main Street, turning right onto Main Street
  2. Proceed to the Main Street Bridge for a short ceremony
  3. Reform and continue back down Summer Street to Memorial Park for the main ceremony
  4. Reform and finish at the American Legion Vietnam Memorial on Summer Street for the closing ceremony

If you are traveling in the area during the parade, please plan accordingly as there will be traffic delays.

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Beware of “Paving” Scams

A man knocks on your door and says he has extra asphalt and is willing to pave your driveway at a discounted price.  His high pressure approach confuses and intimidates.  You are not getting a deal, you are being scammed.

If you agree, here is what likely happens.  Men and equipment suddenly appear and begin “working” on your driveway.  At some point, the conman claims a mistake was made and you owe thousands more than the original price.  He threatens that if you refuse to pay, the “work” will cease.  You may be escorted to the bank, to withdraw money.  When you realize the scam you try to cancel the check only to learn it was cashed within minutes of it being written.

Paving scams like this occur regularly in Massachusetts and increase during spring and summer.  The perpetrators target senior citizens and are well known to police across the country.  Criminal charges vary by state but are commonly filed.

Avoid victimization and consider the following suggestions:

-          Beware of unsolicited offers to do paving work.

-          Do not let the solicitors inside your home.

-          Calmly but firmly tell the solicitors you are not interested and tell them to leave your property.  If they refuse your instructions call the police.

-          Educate yourself and your family.  Search the internet for “paving scams.”

-          Ask to see proof of the solicitors’ insurance. Conmen rarely have worker’s compensation insurance and if one of them is injured at your home, the claim could be made against your homeowner’s insurance.

-          Call the police if they begin “working” without your consent for service.

-          Be a good neighbor.  Paving scams target senior citizens.

-          Call the police if you have questions, or if unfamiliar people or companies appear at your door or in your neighborhood.

This article is intended as a public service announcement.  It is a warning that joins numerous similar warnings that have appeared in newspapers, on television and been sent out by the AARP.  Your vigilance will help police in their effort to keep Massachusetts safe and secure.  When faced with one of these scammers remember, there is no such thing as extra asphalt.

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AVLL Parade

Just a reminder that today is AVLL Opening Day and the parade.

The parade will kickoff from the Clock Tower parking lot on Main Street and proceed through town, turning right onto Parker Street.  They will continue on Parker and turn right on Great Road, finishing at Alumni Field.  Expect brief traffic delays in the area during the parade.

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