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Stabbing Press Release

***PRESS RELEASE***On March 10, 2020, at 8:25 AM, the Wakefield Police received a 911 call from Produce Connections at 96... more ››


Coronavirus Information

For information and updates about the Coronavirus, the Town of Wakefield's Health Department recommends using the Centers for Disease... more ››

Hands Free

Upcoming Enforcement of New Hands-Free Driving Law

Wakefield Police Department Provides Reminder of Upcoming Enforcement of New Hands-Free Driving Law


Congratulations to Officer Warren

We would like to congratulate Officer Matthew Warren for receiving the most recent “Officer of the Quarter” award.  Officer Warren is a... more ››


***Traffic Alert***

Starting Monday, 1/13-1/17 National Grid will be working near 375 Salem St. Detours will be in place around the clock due to a large... more ››


Fatal Incident Involving Tree Service

Police Chief Steven A. Skory, Fire Chief Michael Sullivan and Middlesex County District Attorney Marian T. Ryan report that the Wakefield... more ››


Overnight Test Trains Along Haverhill Commuter Rail Line

The MBTA will be running the Commuter Rail through Wakefield during the overnight hours to conduct equipment tests.
They will begin on... more ››

No Shave November

No Shave November

A Unique Way To Raise Cancer Awareness

You may notice some of our officers starting to look a little "scruffy" this month...Chief Skory has allowed officers to participate in the... more ››


Congratulations to Officer Pietrantonio

Congratulations to Officer Michael Pietrantonio for being selected as our “Officer of the Quarter.”  Officer Pietrantonio is a Veteran of... more ››


Coffee With A Cop 10/2

"Coffee with a Cop" Event Chief Steven Skory announces that the Wakefield Police Department will host a “Coffee with a Cop” event on 10/2,... more ››

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Youth Mental Health First Aid Class

The Wakefield Police Department will be holding a Youth Mental Health First Aid Class on October 1st and October 3rd. The class is free of... more ››


Congratulations to Officer Rossicone

Congratulations to Officer Brett Rossicone for being selected for the most recent "Officer of the Quarter" award.  Officer Rossicone has... more ››


Officer Perry Retirement

The Wakefield Police Department would like to congratulate Officer Cliff Perry on his retirement that became effective on July 5th. ... more ››

4th of July

Street Closures & Parking Restrictions for July 4th

Please see the attached documents for information about street closures and parking restrictions for the 4th of July. 


WPD Investigation

Chief Steven Skory and Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan report that the Middlesex District Attorney's Office and Wakefield Police... more ››


Congratulations to Clinician Jennifer Waczkowski - MA Department of Mental Health Award

Congratulations to Eliot Community Human Services and WPD clinician Jennifer Waczkowski for winning the "Clinical Collaboration with Law... more ››

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radKIDS & Open Gym Classes Being Offered

We're running more "radKids" safety classes and Open Gym events in June & August.These classes fill up quickly, so don't miss out!... more ››


Memorial Service for Police Officers

A big thanks to Officer Chris Whalen who recently organized the Wakefield Police Relief Association's Memorial Service for officers that... more ››


Chief Smith Retiring

After forty-six years in policing and fifteen as Wakefield PD's leader, Chief Rick Smith will be retiring as of Friday May 31st.All of us... more ››

Congratulations Officer Tobyne - "Officer of the Quarter"

Congratulations Officer Tobyne - "Officer of the Quarter"

The Wakefield Police Department congratulates Officer Kelley Tobyne for receiving the most recent "Officer of the Quarter" award for... more ››