James A. Pervier, Chief of Police

Mission Statement

We, the members of the Charlton Police Department do solemnly pledge that our mission is to join in a true partnership with the residents of Charlton, MA and the citizens of the Commonwealth, so that together we can unite our resources to promote a safe and secure environment and improve the quality of life for all persons.

As community care takers we shall be vigilant to never void the public trust and shall always apply the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and accountability. We pledge to enforce the laws equally and impartially and dedicate ourselves to protecting the rights of all citizens within the framework of the State and Federal Constitutions.

Road Notices for the wake and funeral services for Auburn Police Officer Ronald Tarentino:
  • Thursday, May 26, 2016, from 10:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.: H. Putnam Road Extension will be one way only for southbound traffic from Rt. 20 to North Main Street to facilitate traffic for the wake at St. Joseph’s Church, 10 H. Putnam Road.
  • Friday, May 27, 2016, from 8:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.: H. Putnam Road Extension will be one way only for southbound traffic from Rt. 20 to North Main Street to facilitate traffic for the funeral at St. Joseph’s Church, 10 H. Putnam Road.
  • There will be a considerable amount of traffic and congestion on Rt. 20 & Rt. 169 associated with Officer Tarentiono’s wake and funeral. Please allow extra time to get to their respective destinations or to seek alternative routes.




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