Somerville Police Department
220 Washington St
Somerville, MA 02143
(In Union Square)
East Substation: 81 Broadway
West Substation: 1114 Broadway

Emergency: Dial 9-1-1
Non-Emergency: 617-625-1600

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Community Notice: "IRS" SCAM

Community Notice: "IRS" SCAM

If you receive a call from someone stating that they are from the "IRS" or the "State of Massachusetts" and they say if you do not pay a certain amount of money TODAY they will send the police to arrest you, it is a SCAM. They will provide you with certain information regarding your address and or close family members' names. The suspects pay for this information on a website like ZABASEARCH.COM. It gives them this information to make them seem legitimate. They use various different numbers including the IRS’s tty number. If you receive a call like this, simply hang up and inform your local police department.

You can call our non-emergency line at 617-625-1212 to report it.  We have already received 3 reports of this today.


Community Notice From our Detective Bureau

Community Notice:
From our Detective Bureau---

If your are purchasing a vehicle on craigslist and then they tell you that you have to close the transaction through eBay, it is a SCAM. Craigslist and eBay are two totally separate entities. Also the names being used by the scammers are Holly Steward and/or Sandra Brown and the phone number associated with this scam is 402-409-7036.

If this is happened to you, please call 617-625-1212 to report it.

Community Notice - Tufts Area

COMMUNITY NOTICE: Emergency Training Exercises to be Held at Tufts, Monday, June 15


On Monday, June 15th, the university along with Somerville, Medford, and State public safety teams, will conduct a routine emergency preparedness training exercise. Starting at 7 a.m. police vehicles, ambulances, and fire engines will be deployed on and near campus. All activities will be simulated. They are not a response to an actual emergency. Emergency vehicles taking part in the training will not use lights or sirens when moving about, but may use them within the restricted exercise area. The exercise is scheduled to end at noon, but emergency vehicles will be on campus into the afternoon while participants review the exercise. The exercise will be similar to an exercise held 2 years ago. Activities will require that Professors Row be closed from College Avenue to Packard Avenue from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Tisch Library will  be closed until 2 p.m. For more information visit


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