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PAST Events 2016

Toys for Tots Collections - The Charlton Police Department will once again be working with the Marine Corps Reserve in collecting Christmas gift donations for local families in need. Though donations can be dropped off in our lobby at anytime throughout the weeks ahead. New, unwrapped toys can be brought to the Charlton Police Department at 85 Masonic Home Road . Individual games, Family Games, Dolls (Action Figures for Boys), Toy Trucks, Bikes, Stuffed Animals, Footballs, Soccer Balls, and alike will be graciously accepted for children of all ages. Monetary donations will also accepted. The Charlton Police needs your help to make this year's Toys for Tots collection a great success, so we can make a big impact this Christmas.

Goods for Guns - Gun Take Back Program - Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 9 AM - 1 PM at the Charlton PD, 85 Masonic Home Road. Kids and guns do not mix. With gun ownership comes the responsibility of storing guns locked, unloaded and inaccessible to kids. If this is not something you can do, let us dispose of the firearm for you by participating in “Goods for Guns.”

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day – On Saturday, April 30, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Charlton Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (D.E.A.) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to the Charlton Police Department at 85 Masonic Home Road, Charlton, MA. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

'U Drive-U Text-U Pay' - Between April 8th & April 29th, the Charlton Police will be joining police agencies throughout the state in a crackdown on distracted drivers. The 'U Drive-U Text-U Pay' mobilization will include targeting motorists who text while driving. Extra patrols will join on-duty personnel in looking for those who endanger the public through distracted and impaired driving. This campaign is funded by a federal grant administered through the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Highway Safety Division (EOPSS/HSD) from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA).

PAST Events 2015

Friday, November 27, 2015 - Installation of new banners

Charlton Holiday Banners were installed on Masonic Home Road and Main Street in Charlton on Friday, November 27, 2015. This year, Brant Jennings, Russell Jennings and Brent Sellew from "Sunset City" donated the funds to purchase 12 new Seasons Greetings banners and related hardware and they also volunteered to help Chief Pervier erect and relocate the new banners on Masonic Home Road and Main Street. The original Seasons Greeting banners were over 12 years old and were fairly worn and tattered. The relocation of the holiday banners was done to eliminate the issue of large trucks and tractor trailer units from hitting the banners and to incorporate a larger area for the displaying of the banners.

In the first photo, Russell Jennings is standing on a wooden platform near one of the Charlton Holiday Banners that was being installed on Masonic Home Road. The wooden platform was assembled and installed in the rear of the Jennings Construction dump truck to facilitate the installation of the banners. Also in the photo is Brant Jennings who is seated with his grandson Jayden to the left and Charlton Auxiliary Officer - Robert McGrath is seated to the right. Not in the photo is Charlton Auxiliary Officer Brent Sellew and Chief Pervier.

The second photo shows Russell Jennings located near a utility pole on Masonic Home Road and to the right is Charlton Auxiliary Officer - Robert McGrath assisting him with the installation of one of the new Seasons Greetings banners.

The third photo shows Russell Jennings located near a utility pole Main Street and to the right is Charlton Auxiliary Officer - Robert McGrath assisting him with the installation of one of the new Seasons Greetings banners.

The fourth photo shows Russell Jennings located near a utility pole at the intersection of Main Street and Burlingame Road and to the right is Charlton Auxiliary Officer - Robert McGrath assisting him with the installation of one of the new Seasons Greetings banners.

The Town of Charlton provides no funding for any of the banners or Christmas decorations. Thanks to the help of a variety of volunteers over the years and the generosity of a few local residents and businesses in Charlton, the Town Common area has annually has been adorned with Christmas lights and a holiday display for several decades.

Sunday, December 6, 2015: Christmas Tree Lighting

Saturday, November 21, 2015: Toys for Tots Fill-A-Cruiser Campaign from 10 AM - 4 PM at the Charlton Police Department

Charlton Elemetary School Visit to the Police Station
November 4, 2015


The first graders of Charlton Elementary School made cards for our local police department thanking them for their service to our town. The Choose to Be Nice club walked to the police station to deliver the cards and to spend some time with Chief Pervier.













National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day – On Saturday, September 26, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Charlton Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (D.E.A.) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to the Charlton Police Department at 85 Masonic Home Road, Charlton, MA. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Download info here.

FREE Car Wash: Saturday, August 8th, the Charlton Police Explorers will be hosting a FREE Car Wash at the Charlton Town Hall. Stop by any time from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

May 13, 2015 - Officers of the Year Award by Tri-Community Exchange Club



Charlton Police Officers Derek Gaylord (4th from left) and Timothy Smith (6th from left) were recognized as Officers of the Year by the Tri-Community Exchange Club, for their actions on May 26th, 2014, when they intercepted four suspects wanted for a home invasion in Southbridge, MA. Charlton Police Chief James Pervier (far right) recommended Officer Gaylord and Officer Smith for this honor, for their prompt actions and dedication in safeguarding the public. Congratulations!

Charlton Police Explorers Fundraiser - Tuesday, April 28, 2015 between 3:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Please join the Charlton Police Explorers at Texas Roadhouse, 535 Lincoln Street (Lincoln Plaza), Worcester, MA on Tuesday, April 28th, between 3:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. Print and present the voucher and Texas Roadhouse Restaurant will donate 20% of the guest check to our organization. (Take-out orders are eligible, too). Will have a table set up with raffle items and you may even win a "Get Out of Jail Free'" card. Monies raised will help defray the cost of Explorers attending the Massachusetts Student Trooper Academy this summer. Sit back and enjoy a great meal with family and friends, all while helping out a great cause. Thank you for your support.

Child Seat Safety Check - Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The Charlton Police Department will be hosting a Child Seat Safety Check on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 10 AM - 2 PM at the Earth Day Festival on the Charlton Town Common. At the checkup, nationally certified child passenger safety technicians will be available to inspect and properly install child safety seats. The checkups are made possible by federal grant funding provided by the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS).

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