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Monday, October 29, 2012

Meals on Wheels

** Email to Police and Fire Chiefs **

Unfortunately, there will be no meals on wheels today (10-29-2012) for Wrentham seniors. They were supposed to receive a meal plus an extra meal pack for Tuesday today. But HESSCO was concerned about sending volunteers out on the road today and has canceled this plan. Some received emergency packs on Friday, but not all of them have those. There are extra emergency packs which are located in my office at the Senior Center. Please let me know if you feel you need those packs.

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Hurricane Sandy: A message from Police Chief James Anderson

Friday, October 26, 2012

Hurricane Sandy: A message from Police Chief James Anderson

The Town of Wrentham, including the Police Department, Office of Emergency Management, Fire Department and Department of Public Works have begun to prepare for the eventual arrival of Hurricane Sandy which is currently projected to hit the Massachusetts area sometime this coming Monday, October 29, 2012.
Meteorologists are calling this hurricane one of the most significant weather events to hit the east coast of the United States in decades. They are recommending that people begin taking action immediately to prepare for significant damage caused by high wind and flooding rain.

The Wrentham Police Department encourages residents to begin taking steps immediately to prepare for a significant weather event. Flooding has the potential to have aggravated effects if residents lose power for a length of time and/or have to leave their homes. The loss of power may prevent residents from operating pumps and other electrical items in their home.

Residents should ensure that they have the following items at a minimum:
1. Battery operated flashlights
2. Battery operated radio
3. Extra batteries
4. Fresh drinking water (water bottles)
5. Cell phones charged
6. A “Go Bag” prepared with necessary items (clean clothes, medicine, water, etc) in the event you have to quickly leave your residence.
7. Vehicle filled with gasoline
8. If you have a generator or pump, make sure it is in working order.
9. Unless evacuated, please stay in your homes for safety reasons.
10. Additionally, residents should begin taking in outdoor furniture, umbrellas and any other items that may be damaged by the storm.
In the event of an emergency during the storm, residents should call 9-1-1. For all other inquiries or to report property damage, please contact the Police Department at 508-384-2121 to speak with a police dispatcher.

Public Safety Training Exercise


OCTOBER 28, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.



On October 28, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. the Wrentham Police Department will be hosting an active shooter – critical incident response training at the Wrentham Premium Village Outlet Mall, One Premium Outlet Blvd, Wrentham, Mass.


The Wrentham Police and Fire Departments, working in collaboration with mall management and security will be joined by MetroLec SWAT (Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council Special Weapons & Response Team) in responding to and neutralizing an active shooter – critical incident scenario. 


Additional resources from the Massachusetts State Police Foxboro Barracks and State Police Med Flight have been requested.


The public should be advised that there could potentially be some temporary traffic delays as emergency equipment is positioned.  There will be a large number of public safety vehicles in the area of the Wrentham Premium Village Outlet Mall and several parking lots within the mall property.  Emergency vehicles may be activating their lights and sirens sporadically throughout this training.  


The Wrentham Premium Village Outlet Mall will open for normal shopping hours on the day of the exercise, from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Members of the media interested in attending the exercise should arrive to the designated media parking area at the Wrentham Premium Village Outlet Mall by 6:30 p.m.  Signage will direct those attending to the proper location.







Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Top Police Blog of 2012

Wrentham Police Department Blog The Wrentham Police Department Blog provides current criminal activity notifications and public safety information that can be accessed through any number of social networking websites such as Twitter, Facebook and Nixle. In other words, it’s a comprehensive tool that seamlessly connects the community to the agency’s policing and public safety effort. Through social media channels, the WPDB is able to immediately notify its followers when there is breaking news or information. It has directly contributed to crime solving, locating missing persons, and community crime prevention efforts, and now serves as a model for surrounding public safety agencies who find it difficult to maintain and manage web pages.

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