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In providing the citizens of the City of Worcester a safer community, the dedication and commitment of the men and women of the Worcester Police Department is unmatched. It is our mission to promote the highest level of public safety and quality of life, through exceptional police services to city residents, businesses and visitors. Aiding in this effort, the WPD is enhancing its use of social media and integrating Web 2.0 tools in order to connect and communicate directly with the public. By reaching out in these new ways, the department can interact with a large and diverse audience. View WPD's Social Media!

To report an ongoing incident, Dial 911 if an emergency or call the non-emergency Line at (508) 799-8600. Emails are checked periodically; please do not use email to report an ongoing incident.

Press Releases

Traffic Advisory for Weekend Event - The Worcester Police Department would like to advise drivers that the Caribbean Festival is taking place in the City on Sunday, August 28th, and will impact traffic in the Park Ave area between Chandler and Salisbury Streets. Beginning at 1:00 PM Park Ave in this area will be temporarily closed for a short time for the event parade. However, officers will be conducting intermittent traffic control across Park Ave. Full story...

Worcester Police Assist in Apprehending Suspect Wanted for an Armed Robbery in Fitchburg - On Thursday, August 25, 2016 at approximately 4:05 AM Massachusetts State Police located an unoccupied suspect vehicle connected to an armed robbery in Fitchburg. The vehicle was discovered parked at 5 Lucian Street, Worcester. Full story...

UPDATE: WPD Investigating Fatal Shooting on Elliot Street Last Night - The male victim in Wednesday night’s shooting on Elliot Street has died. The victim has been identified as 26-year-old Jose Ortiz of Worcester. Full story...

WPD Investigating a Man Shot on Elliot Street Wednesday Evening - On Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at approximately 9:06 PM, Worcester Police responded to the area of 2 Elliot Street for a report of a male that was shot. Full story...

Male Arrested for Operating OHV - n Tuesday, August 23, 2016, Worcester Police assigned to the Off-highway Vehicle Task Force were patrolling the area of Crystal Park due to numerous citizen complaints of dirt bikes and ATVs driving in the park and on the surrounding streets. Full story...

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