Steven M. Sargent, Chief
On September 16th at about 2:20 PM, Worcester Police were dispatched to the area of 582 West Boylston St for a report of a suspicious male. Officers were told that the male was trying to get an unwilling female into his vehicle. Officers arrived and saw a male identified as Jose Palau, thirty-seven-years-old of Worcester, waiting outside of 582 West Boylston St. When the officer approached him, Mr. Palau got extremely confrontational and aggressive with the officer. Mr. Palau made several inappropriate gestures and lewd comments to the officer. A juvenile female stepped out of the business to flag down officers, prompting Mr. Palau to say, “That’s my girl!”
Posted: Monday 09/16/19
In anticipation of two upcoming city events, the Worcester Police Department is advising motorists of road closures and traffic delays.
2019 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Sunday, September 15th - Drivers can expect intermittent delays and detours from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the area of Hanover Insurance, North Parkway, Burncoat Street, Quinapoxet Lane and several side streets in the area.
Start on the Street Arts Festival - Sunday, September 15th - 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Park Avenue, from Highland Street to Pleasant Street, will be closed from 6:30 AM to 8 PM. Detour signs will be posted in both directions.
Posted: Thursday 09/12/19
The Worcester Police Department will hold a promotion ceremony at 4:30 PM on Friday, September 13th at City Hall in the Esther Howland Chamber. City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr., Mayor Joseph M. Petty, Councilor Kate Toomey, Chair of Public Safety and Chief Steven M. Sargent will preside over the ceremony.
Posted: Thursday 09/12/19
When: Thursday 09/19/19 1:30 PM
Where: Webster Square Towers East (WHA), 1050 Main Street
When: Thursday 09/19/19 2:30 PM
Where: Webster Square Towers West (WHA), 1060 Main Street
When: Thursday 09/19/19 5:30 PM
Where: 49 Pleasant Valley Dr. 14th floor Community room
When: Thursday 09/19/19 7:00 PM
Where: KIVA Center, 209 Shrewsbury Street
Please visit the MA Public Safety Website to locate your nearest Child Safety Seat Inspection Site.
Permits and the appropriate forms are issued by the Detail Office. There is a $5 fee for all permits (except Work Permits, which are $10) and the fee must be paid at the Record's window prior to issuance. The Record's window is open Tuesday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Please call 508-799-1853.
Choose a tow company of your choice. Call the WPD to report the tow at 508-799-8626. Please provide the plate number, VIN number, make, model and color of your vehicle, as well as the tow company who took the vehicle.
Weekends & Holidays:
Bail is to be paid via cash or Certified Bank Check ONLY.
The currently scheduled Citizens' Academy is full. Future dates will be announced as they become available. The Citizens' Academy is a group of Worcester citizens who are interested in learning more about how their police department operates and the policing challenges our city faces. Participants in each session commit to meeting for three hours one night per week, for ten weeks, to learn about each aspect of the department.
None scheduled at this time. However, at no time do the Worcester Police auction marked/unmarked cruisers, seized vehicles or motorcycles.
Speeding ticket payments are handled through the Registry of Motor Vehicles, NOT the Worcester Police Department.
Parking ticket appeals are handled through Parking Administration, City Hall Room 203, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You may call 508-799-1069 or File an Appeal Online.
Please call the WIN office number at 508-799-8610.
Sergeant Kerry Hazelhurst is the WPD Public Information Officer. Questions can be directed to 508-799-8611.
Citizens can now gain access to neighborhood-level crime incident data in near real time through our online partner, CrimeReports.com.