Police Department

The primary purpose of the Westford Police Department is to provide a high level of safety, security and service for all members of the community. As a regulatory agency of local government, the police department has the direct responsibility for the preservation of the public peace, for the reduction of the opportunity to commit crime, and for the effective delivery of a wide variety of police services. A large suburban society free from crime and disorder remains an unachieved ideal. Nevertheless, consistent with the values of a free society, it is the primary objective of the Westford Police Department to as closely as possible approach that ideal.
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Department / Division Hours


The Police Department is open 24/7.

All telephone calls to the Police Department are now answered by the
Public Safety Communications Department (24/7) by dialing 978-399-2345. 
For Emergency ONLY call 9-1-1.

 
Records


The Records Department is open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • To request a copy of a report, firearms licensing information call: 978-399-2026
  • For billing and detail billing questions call: 978-399-2028
  • Anonymous Tip/Complaint Line: 978-399-2072  *THIS LINE IS NOT MONITORED 24/7* If you need to report a crime in progress call 9-1-1, if you want to report a past crime and/or want to speak to an officer call 978-399-2345.
All Public access should now be made via the entrance directly to the left of the Town Hall as you face it from the street.

Note: The Police and Fire entrance to the right of the Fire Department is for emergency vehicles only, do not use this entrance.

Public Information Line: 978-399-2067 This line provides recorded information related to ongoing situations.



With the easing of Coronavirus restrictions, we will resume fingerprinting on a limited basis.

For LTC’s we ask that you mail you application in, with the appropriate fee.  Applications are available on-line. Once processed you will receive a receipt in the mail, and a phone call to advise you of the next step.

For Employment and Security Fingerprints please call 978-399-2345 and request the Records Department to schedule an appointment.  The appointments will be scheduled at half-hour intervals between 7pm-9pm on Mondays and Wednesdays. 

 For Police Records and Reports, we also ask that if you please call the Public Safety Communications Department at 978-399-2345 and request to speak to the Police Records Department.

Masks / Face Coverings must be worn at all times while in the Police Department, Communications Department and Lobby Area.

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The Westford Police Department has received several inquiries from residents about our Use of Force Policies and Reporting Requirements.  In the interest of transparency and open dialogue, we have provided a link(s) to our current policies including the Westford Police Department Mission Statement, Use of Force, Use of Force Reporting and Prevention of Racial and Gender Profiling. All policies are reviewed and updated with best practices and recommendations from both the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission on a regular basis. We recognize that additional information in our policies may be needed to help clarify and accurately reflect the training and practices of the Westford Police Department. Any updates will be posted on our Department website. The Westford Police Department has been an accredited agency through the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission since 2005 and was awarded re-accreditation on June 4, 2020.  Receiving accreditation through the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission verifies the Westford Police Department meets the standards for best practices within the profession of policing.  We are committed to ethical policing, procedural justice, accountability and the responsible use of force and will continue to dedicate ourselves to providing the highest level of public safety to our community.
Mission Statement
** Updated ** Use of Force & Removal From Duty
Use of Force Reporting
Racial & Gender Profiling
Electronic Control Weapons Procedure

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Ice Cream Trucks


All ice cream trucks are now required to post an 8 1/2 x 11 permit with a photo of the operator in their truck window, visible to patrons. Please contact local police if no permit is posted.

Solicitor Information


In Westford ALL Solicitors must register at the Police Department prior to going door to door for the purposes of making sales and/or promoting their business. If these individuals are legitimate they will be issued a Westford Solicitors Permit and a photo ID card. If a solicitor comes to your door, ask to see their Police issued ID prior to conducting any business with them. If they do not have one, call us at 978-399-2345.

If possible, provide us with their description and that of any vehicle they may be using.

Notice to Potential Solicitors


Permit applications are only accepted Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Applicants must be present, with positive id and application processing fee of $5.

MV Crash Reports


Report Request Forms (PDF) are available on this site. You can also get a copy of your MV Crash Report over the internet.
Crash Reports - Your Source for Purchasing Crash Reports Online
If you are going to request a report in person, you are asked to complete the form and pay the required processing fee in advance. You will be charged $0.50 per page for Incident Reports, and $5 for a Crash Report. Additional fees may apply for multiple record requests, requests requiring significant resources to complete, photographs and/or audio. Reports will be redacted as allowed by public records law. It may take as much as ten days to get a response to your request. Generally reports are available within 10 days of Crash or Incident.