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Chief's Message
Welcome to the Millis Police Department Website. We are very pleased to provide you with access to information about the department and some insight into the services we provide. As the Chief of Police, I am very proud of the men and women of our department who have chosen to dedicate themselves to serving our community. Our goal is to provide the best possible law enforcement services by adhering to shared values that include Integrity, Accountability and Professionalism.

Statistically speaking, MPD handled 8,132 incidents for 2009. Many of these were patrol initiated, but residents continue to be our eyes and ears. Calls for suspicious persons, suspicious vehicles, and disturbance calls were higher than in previous years, and these calls assist us to be more effective and efficient in delivery of services. Motor vehicle enforcement accounted for well over twenty percent of department activity, addressing the number one concern of residents. Other trends include Internet based complaints, such as fraud, identity theft, or harassment; domestic disputes; and an increase in motor vehicle crashes. We also saw an uptick in property crimes, such as vandalism, breaking and entering (vehicles and homes), and larceny.

For 2009, the Millis Police Department took 85 people into custody. The breakdown follows:

Protective Custody
19
Unlicensed Operation of M/V
13
Alcohol Violations (under 21)
12
Warrant Arrest
9
OUI Liquor
8
Domestic A&B
8
Drug Charges
3
Larceny
5
Shoplifting   
3
Misc M/V charges  
2
Breaking & Entering
1
Armed Robbery
1
Trespassing      
1

Additionally, 86 court complaints were sought through Wrentham Court.

Close to 700 Motor vehicle citations were issued in 2009, the bulk of which were for aggressive driving violations, such as speeding (254) and red light violation/failure to stop/yield (167). Other citations included safety related and equipment violations, seatbelt violations, and commercial vehicle violations. We will continue to make motor vehicle violations a top priority to keep everyone safe.                                                                                                                                                 
Thank you for taking the time to view our website. Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

Sincerely,                                                                                                                                 

Peter McGowan  
Chief of Police

Town of Millis • 900 Main Street • Millis, MA 02054 • (508) 376-7040
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