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

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Visiting ELL D

This season our Deputy Chief Stephen Carrabino's visit to ELL D sparks new insights and perspectives about law enforcement from students. ELL D students describe their initial reaction to Deputy Carrabino's visit and how their feelings towards police have now changed. Over the past summer, the Somerville Police Department has been working more closely with community groups to change the negative views around law enforcement and establish positive encounters within the community. 

To read the ELL D descriptions on the visit see the link or read the page provided: Scale Scoop Winter 2016



Somerville Crossing Guard

Somerville Crossing Guards



The City of Somerville seeks qualified candidates to work as a Crossing Guard for the current school year. Morning shift is 7:15 AM – 8:30 AM; afternoon shift is 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM. Assignments to specific work sites will be determined. Access to motor vehicle preferred. Must pass a pre-employment CORI and drug screen. Salary is $34.33 per day for working both morning and afternoon shifts.

Applications must be submitted to and are available at the City Hall Personnel Office, 93 Highland Avenue, Somerville MA 02143. You can also fax (617-666-4426) or email resume to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or to the Somerville Police School Safety Officer Sean Sylvester: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Season for Holiday Scams

Protect Yourself Against Online Scams

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SOMERVILLE, MA-- With everyone starting their holiday shopping for their family, it's definitely the best time for shoppers to be more vigilant of scams. Criminals know that sometimes shopping online is the best way to steal unsuspecting shoppers of their money and personal information. These criminals can be very creative and their efforts to obtain your money and personal information can result in devastating outcomes for families. Don't become a victim.

The FBI Office of Public Affairs states that "if a deal looks too good to be true, it probably is." Online Shopping Scams are happening more frequently especially around the holidays. Scheming companies may offer brand name items for extremely low prices or promise gift cards as an incentive to buy the items. Other sites might offer products at a great price, but the products being sold are not the same as advertised.
Stay away from un-trusted sites or ads as well as phishing e-mails and third-party merchants. In addition, do not open unsolicited emails and never click on any links in those e-mails.

But, what are phishing e-mails?
These emails will typically direct you to visit a website where they ask you to update your personal information, like password, credit card, social security, or bank account numbers. These phishing e-mails may claim to be the legitimate companies you deal with on a regular basis, so be very careful.
I. Stay away from those emails that suggest you change your password via an email link.
II. Do not update any information in the email.
III. Make sure you place those unwanted emails into your Spam folder and Block the Sender

If you find yourself receiving items purchased from third-party marketplaces, be vigilant. This may mean it was possibly purchased using a stolen credit card number or stolen rewards points and then shipped to you. If believe you have been victimized, contact your financial institution immediately upon suspecting or discovering a fraudulent activity. Request your bank contacts the financial institution where the fraudulent transfer was sent. Next, contact your local police and finally, file a complaint with the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center at, regardless of how much you've lost. Make sure you provide all relevant information in your complaint.

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