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

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Somerville Police monitoring events in Boston

Somerville Police are monitoring the tragic events that occurred today near the end of the Boston Marathon. We are in touch with Boston Police and the Boston Regional Intelligence Center as well as other state and Federal agencies. We will render any assistance to our neighbors as needed. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency has requested people in the Boston area to limit cell phone use for now to allow emergency responders to use these cell phone lines. Please try to communicate non urgent communications via text or email. If you were at the Marathon today and have any photos or video near the finish line, please contact Somerville Police or Boston Police.

Boston PD tip line: 1-800-494-8477.

Somerville PD: 617-625-1600


Beyond the Call of Duty Award for April, 2013


is presented for outstanding dedication and effort for the month of April 2013 to

Detective Paul Duffy

Detective Paul Duffy has been a dedicated member of the Somerville Police Department for 24 years. In November 2009, Somerville Police were called to respond to a report of a possible suicide. The victim, a 24 year old male, was found lying on the floor with signs of trauma to his body. Det. Duffy, an experienced and seasoned investigator, proceeded with the death investigation as a potential homicide. Det. Duffy soon learned that the Medical Examiner had ruled the victim’s death as a homicide and the manner of death as murder. Det. Duffy was determined to find out who had killed the victim and worked tirelessly with Trooper Jeff Saunders on this investigation. He stayed in contact with the victim’s family and pushed for public appeals for persons with information to come forward. Over a four year period, Det. Duffy followed every lead and was relentless in his pursuit of the truth. Finally, in March 2013, Det. Duffy developed enough information to indict the suspect for murder and is now awaiting his trial. Det. Duffy went above and beyond the call of duty by bringing this suspect to justice and bringing closure to the family of the victim.


Thomas Pasquarello, Chief of Police


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