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Enforcement Council (CEMLEC). CEMLEC is a consortium of police departments in Worcester County. Member agencies operate pursuant to an interagency mutual aid agreement allowing member departments to share resources. In addition to shared resources, CEMLEC has a Special Response Team (SWAT), a Motorcycle Unit and an Accident Reconstruction Unit. Additionally, Sturbridge has continued its participation in the Tri-EPIC group; a Regional Emergency Planning Committee.

The Sturbridge Police Department has continued to seek and receive grant funding from state, federal, and private resources. In light of this year’s harsh economic times we have seen substantial decreases in the availability of resources in this area. Fortunately, this year, the Police Department received approximately $ 69,000 of the $ 548, 000 that we applied for in grant funding /equipment for the police and emergency management functions. This grant funding has been used for community policing initiatives, traffic enforcement, investigative equipment, emergency management equipment and training.

Below you will find a partial list of services that are available to the public. Also, please check our table link for parents and caregivers for more community orientated policing activities that involve our youth:

Child seat installation – The Sturbridge Police Department has two National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) certified technicians. If you need an infant seat, toddler seat or a booster seat installed or checked for proper installation or recall notices, you may contact the department to schedule an appointment for this service. We also have a limited supply of car safety seats available free of charge to residents in need. If you are not from the Sturbridge area, you may obtain a list of certified technicians by visiting the Massachusetts Governor’s Highway Safety Bureau at www.mass.gov/ghsb.

Home Safety Survey – The department can check your residence/business to make it more theft deterrent by having a trained officer conduct a physical review of your home/business. Contact the department to schedule an appointment.

F o r f i r e a r m o w n e r s , t h e p o l i c e d e p a r t m e n t h a s a l i m i t e d s u p p l y o f c a b l e l o c k s a v a i l a b l e

free of charge on request (limit two per household).

These locks meet the state

requirement for securing your firearm while being transported or being stored in the home. Those interested should telephone the department and speak with Officer Daniel Menzone, the department firearms officer.

The Sturbridge Police Department has child fingerprint cards available to residents of the Town of Sturbridge upon request. The department can either mail the cards to your home or you may stop by the public safety complex and pick them up. The Sturbridge Police Department offers do-it-yourself fingerprinting cards that include ink so that you may fingerprint your child at home.

Student Police Academy – Sturbridge Police host an abbreviated lesson plan to show youth a look into law enforcement. Topics covered range from court procedures, criminal law and accident reconstruction, to name a few. The course is taught through the Tantasqua Regional High School Dynamics of Democracy program.

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