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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

WPD to Hold Swearing-In Ceremony at City Hall Friday - A swearing-in ceremony will be held on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. in the Levi Lincoln Chamber, 3rd Floor, at City Hall for eight new police officers. The eight officers are part of the thirty-five Worcester police candidates who were welcomed to the department on Monday during the first day of the Worcester Police Academy. Full story...

Worcester Program for Addiction Recovery Accepting Volunteers - The Worcester Police Department is currently accepting applications for volunteers. Our training program is anticipated to begin in May, and will run for six weeks on Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 8:00pm. Full story...

Arrest Made in Austin Street Stabbing - Officers working the 3 PM to 11 PM shift were informed at roll call that probable cause existed for the arrest of a male suspect that was involved in a stabbing incident on Austin Street earlier in the day. Full story...

WPD Detectives Investigating Providence St. Stabbing Incident - On Saturday, April 22, 2017 at approximately 2:00 PM, a Worcester EMS ambulance was driving on Providence Street when it was flagged down by a 22-year-old male suffering from a serious chest wound. Full story...

Police Respond to Report of Shots Fired on Harrison St - On Saturday, April 22, 2017 at approximately 3:50 AM Worcester Police responded to the vicinity of 74-82 Harrison Street for a report of gunshots. Officers received an alert from ShotSpotter, gunshot detection technology, indicating that shots were fired in the area. Full story...

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