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Worcester Man Arrested for Attempting Kidnapping on West Boylston St

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

Traffic Advisories for Sunday September 15th

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

WPD to Hold Promotion Ceremony at City Hall Friday

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

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The community policing model is used by the Worcester Police Department. This department-wide model is based on providing service to the community in a timely and cooperative manner.
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The mission of the Youth Violence Prevention Initiative is to reduce youth violence through policy and system change and promoting trust, safety, healing and opportunities for Worcester's highest risk youth.

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