Read the Latest COVID-19 Update
Please continue to heed Face Covering Orders and Safer at Home advisory and limit your time out of your home. Public playgrounds, dog park, tennis & basketball courts closed, do not congregate.
5/18/2020 4:00:00 PM
Arlington Issue Statement Regarding Death of George Floyd and Actions of Minneapolis Police
5/29/2020 3:56:49 PM
Arlington Police Seize Drugs, Cash During Execution of Search Warrant
Arlington Police seized drugs and cash during the execution of a search warrant at a local residence on Monday, May 18.
5/25/2020 10:15:00 AM
Peirce Field and Arlington playgrounds are still closed
Do Not Congregate in parks and on bike path.
5/19/2020 2:51:37 PM
Available Online Mental Health and Substance Use Support Services
These online or phone resources are available to residents looking for support.
4/23/2020 12:16:00 PM
Available Domestic Violence Resources
4/23/2020 11:51:55 AM
Welcome From The Chief of Police
On behalf of the members of the Arlington Police Department, I want to welcome you to the Department's website. The dedicated officers of this Department are here to ensure that Arlington’s residents, visitors, commuters, and business owners, receive professional public safety services.
I believe that a police department is only as strong and successful as the community it serves. The men and women of the Arlington Police Department are committed to earning and enhancing the public's trust through professionalism and legitimacy. We have developed numerous partnerships with our residents, and a variety of community organizations, to address quality of life issues, and we strive to do this with dedication, and excellence.
The Arlington Police Department is accredited by the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission, a voluntary process that ensures that our agency delivers services in line with 21st century best practices in law enforcement. We are also a charter member of the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative, and our Arlington Outreach Initiative has become a national model of how to involve police in the substance use disorder recovery process.
The Department is organized into three divisions: Operations and Community Services, Investigative Services and Professional Standards, and Support and Logistics, in order to deliver the highest level of quality services. In addition to our sworn police officers, we offer a wide array of services to meet the needs of our community, including a civilian crime analyst, and a mental health clinician. The Arlington Police Department will continue to evolve and be prepared to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.
As chief, I am proud of the hard working members of the Arlington Police Department. I encourage you to explore the great work being done by them by visiting our website, social media sites, or by stopping by the Department.
Chief of Police