Why did it take so long for the police department to come when I called them?
All requests for police services are assigned by priority, based on seriousness of the incident and the potential for injury or damage to property. At times, calls of a less urgent nature must be delayed so that we can respond immediately to emergencies. In addition, due to budgetary constraints, shifts often work with fewer officers than needed.
Why do they ask so many questions when I call the police?
Dispatchers are trained to get as much information as possible to best determine the nature of the problem and its seriousness. This is done for your safety along with the safety of the responding officers. On emergency calls, the dispatcher will send the information to the officers while asking you additional questions. That means that the officers are already on the way while you are answering these questions.
How do I get a copy of a police report?
For a copy of a police officer’s accident report, click here.
To obtain a police report, click here
Where do I pay my parking ticket?
Parking tickets are paid at the Blackstone Police Department, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. You may also mail your payment to: Blackstone Police Department, 15 St Paul Street, Blackstone, MA 01504
Can I make a police report at any time of day and do I need to make an appointment?
The Blackstone Police Department will respond 24 hours a day, seven day a week to all requests for police assistance.
Does the police department do fingerprinting and when can I have my fingerprints done?
Stop in or call 508-883-1212, and if a police officer is available, they will be able to assist you at that time.
How do I obtain a firearms permit and when can I get one?
First you must complete a state recognized firearms safety course. Application for the permit is taken at the Blackstone Police Department by appointment only. You should call 508-883-1212 and speak with the Chief. If he is not available, leave a message and he will get back to you as soon as possible.
When should I use 911 (emergency) vs. 508- 883-1212 (police)?
911 is for Emergencies of any nature. The other numbers are for non-emergency requests or information. Some common examples:
Domestic dispute – Emergency.
Many people are seriously injured or killed each year as a result of domestic disputes. If you are involved in a domestic dispute or know of one, call 911.
Loud music or loud neighbors – non-Emergency.
This is considered a service call and should be directed to 508-833-1212.
Ambulance Request – Emergency.
All requests for ambulance services are considered emergencies. Please call 911 for all ambulance requests.
How do I drop a tip either by an Email or anonymous phone call ?
If you would like to phone the Blackstone Police Department and leave an anonymous tip, call 508-883-1212 and ask for a Police Officer. Please be sure to include any pertinent information that may be helpful to the BPD. For example: Date and time of event, description or plate # of car, and street address.
You may also submit an anonymous tip online here. Be sure to be as descriptive as possible, every bit of information will help!
How do I become a Blackstone Police Officer?
The Blackstone Police Department is an equal opportunity Police Department. In order to become a police officer for the Blackstone Police, you must follow the process outlined on the Massachusetts Human Resources Division Web Site.
Municipal Police Training Committee website
How do I get an Officer’s Crash Report?
To receive an Officer’s crash report, go to buycrash.com. If you need to fill out a crash report, go to massrmv’s website and download the form to fill it out.
What do I do if my car gets towed?
If your vehicle has been towed or you believe it has been, contact the Blackstone Police station at (508) 883-1212. Click here for a sample Tow Release Form.