Welcome Message from Chief Richard E. Smith
It is my pleasure as Chief of Police to welcome you to the Wakefield Police website. Wakefield Massachusetts is located ten miles north of Boston, covers seven square miles and is populated by approximately 26,000 residents.
I am extremely proud that Wakefield continues to be one of the safest places to live in the Massachusetts. That success is due to the outstanding efforts of the men and women of the Wakefield Police Department and the community’s vigilance and cooperation in crime prevention.
While policing in our great country is facing many recent challenges, I am confident that the Wakefield Police Department will meet them head on while at the same time, working side-by-side to enhance the quality of life of those who live, work, play and pray here. As a certified police department, we strive to provide the best police service possible. I am confident that the Wakefield Police Department will continue to strive for professionalism, compassion and proactivity as we continue to grow. Ensuring that our diverse community is policed fairly and impartially is of utmost importance.
The men and women of the Wakefield Police Department are here for you. Their mission is to keep the community safe while at the same time exploring new technology and advances in modern day 21st Century Policing. We are proud of our accomplishments in our efforts to make Wakefield a desirable place to live.
The Wakefield Police Department has been recognized by the International Chiefs of Police as a leader in Community Policing. Our intent is to build on that reputation with pride and professionalism.
Chief Rick Smith