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James A. Pervier, Chief of Police

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer. With the increase of vacationers and tourists taking to the highways, Law Enforcement will be taxed to patrol these roadways and keep motorists safe.

Starting this week, the Charlton Police Department will join more than 133 other communities in taking part in the national "Click It Or Ticket" seat belt enforcement campaign. This program is federally funded through the Executive Office of Public Safety & Security’s - Highway Safety Division, and puts added police patrols on the road, targeting aggressive drivers and those who do not wear their seatbelt.

Despite oppositional pundits, studies have proven wearing seatbelts saves lives. Please drive safely and wear your seatbelt. Let's not meet by accident.

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.

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