The purpose of this page is to answer those questions that frequently arise in the daily work of the Northbridge Police Department. If you are looking for more information, please contact us using the below information.

What number do I call to reach the Northbridge Police Department?
Where is the Northbridge Police Department located?
How do I obtain a copy of a police report?
Can I park my vehicle in the street overnight?
Do I have to register my burglar alarm system with the police department?
What is the procedure for fingerprinting of people who are not under arrest?
Can I come to the station and have the police check my license to see how many "points" I have, or whether I have an arrest record?
I receive calls from solicitors requesting donations for various police related associations.  Are these legitimate? Should I donate to these solicitors?
Who do I call to report problems with neighbors regarding property and/or zoning disputes?
Does the Police Department concentrate on certain roadways where speeding vehicles are a problem?

What number do I call to reach the Northbridge Police Department?

EMERGENCY Dial 9-1-1
For a non-emergency police response, assistance, information, and all other police business Call 1.508.234-6211
Uxbridge District Court call (508) 278-2454

 Back to Top

Where is the Northbridge Police Department located?

The Town of Northbridge is approximately 20 miles south of the City of Worcester. Our police headquarters can be found off of Providence Road, Route 122, in the Whitinsville section of town. Our mailing address is:   

Northbridge Police Department
1 Hope Street
Whitinsville, MA.  01588

 Back to Top

How do I obtain a copy of a police report?

Police reports are available 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday at  police headquarters. Reports must be picked-up in person.  If you cannot come to the station between these hours, please call the records secretary at (508) 234-6211 and a copy will be left for you with our dispatcher. These reports may be picked up at anytime.

 Back to Top

Can I park my vehicle in the street overnight?

Winter Parking Ban Is In Effect December 1  - April 1 each year.
Parking on the street, is prohibited between the hours of 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. In the event of an overnight guest, disabled vehicle or similar circumstance, permission for a one night exemption may be granted by calling (508) 234-6211 and  speaking with a dispatcher about overnight parking. Requests for permission MUST be made prior to 1 a.m. In the event of a circumstance that may require extended on-street parking (e.g. driveway repair, construction, etc.) you must contact the police department at (508) 234-6211 for special permission. NOTE: In the event of snow, when roads may need to be sanded or plowed, there will be no overnight exemptions allowed. 

 Back to Top

Do I have to register my burglar alarm system with the police department?

 The registration is the responsibility of the homeowner, tenant, business proprietor and not that of the security company.  In part, you will need to provide, the type of alarm in use, name and phone number of your alarm company, and a listing of three local emergency contacts that know your alarm code and have access to your home. The police department does not accept keys or alarm codes to your home or business.

 Back to Top

What is the procedure for fingerprinting of people who are not under arrest?

Non-criminal fingerprinting is performed as a service to the community by the police department. Fingerprinting is routinely done for certain types of employment, foster parents, and adoption.   PLEASE NOTE: The police department is not permitted to fingerprint for immigration purposes. Contact the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service for the closest authorized center.

 Back to Top

Can I come to the station and have the police check my license to see how many "points" I have, or whether I have an arrest record?

No, Massachusetts police agencies are prohibited by federal and state law from disseminating any criminal justice information, including Registry of Motor Vehicle driving records, which are not specifically requested for official law enforcement investigations or other purposes. Criminal history information is available to the general public through the Massachusetts Department of Public Safety, following an appropriate application process. Driver history records may be obtained directly from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles. Contact a MRMV regional service center in your area for further information. These regulations protect the privacy of all residents of the State of Massachusetts. 

 Back to Top

I receive calls from solicitors requesting donations for various police related associations.  Are these legitimate? Should I donate to these solicitors?

The Northbridge Police Association does not solicit over the telephone. Northbridge police officers are members of the Massachusetts Coalition of Police: Local 129. As a fraternal group, Northbridge Police Association,  Local 129 does conduct a solicitation by mail, usually once annually. Telephone calls from other groups representing themselves as "law enforcement" organizations are frequently made by telemarketing firms. These solicitations DO NOT benefit the Northbridge Police Department or the Northbridge Police Association,  Local 129 in any way. These telemarketers are not police officers, and often use high-pressure tactics to get you to participate. Some will even say that they are affiliated with other Worcester county police agencies.

We urge you to use extreme caution should you decide to contribute to these companies. If you wish to contribute to a telemarketing solicitation, always ask for the name, address and telephone number so that you may call back after careful consideration.

Most of them will not give out this information. You may also ask for financial statements and/or budget information prior to making your decision. If you have any questions please direct them to the police department's detective bureau. 

 Back to Top

Who do I call to report problems with neighbors regarding property and/or zoning disputes?

Any civil disputes of this nature should be referred to the Northbridge Zoning Board  at (508) 234-0819. The police department does not normally become involved in these types of civil matters. 

 Back to Top

Does the Police Department concentrate on certain roadways where speeding vehicles are a problem?

The police department's patrol officers handle these type of complaints. Police units are frequently assigned to enforcement details in locations where traffic problems are known to exist, and also in response to specific complaints.
If you become aware of any traffic safety problems, please refer them to the police department

 Back to Top
 
Northbridge Police Department | 1 Hope Street Whitinsville MA 01588 | Business Line 1.508.234.6211 | Directions