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.

Arson Watch Reward Program: The Charlton Police Department, the Charlton Fire Department and the Massachusetts State Fire Marshall’s Office are investigating a fire that began sometime between the hours of 9:00 and 10:00 P.M. on Sunday, August 2, 2015, at the Charlton Orchard Winery, 44 Old Worcester Road, Charlton, MA. With regards to this fire, arson has not been ruled out as the cause of this fire and we are asking that anyone who has information about this fire, to contact Detective Gary Wood or Detective/Sergeant Daniel Dowd at the Charlton Police Department at 508-248-2259. There is also a reward of up to $5,000.00 being offered through the Arson Watch Reward Program for anyone who provides information that will help us determine who may have started this respective fire. The number for the Arson Watch Reward Program is 1-800-682-9229 and all calls are confidential. Download the Arson Watch Reward Poster.

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.

Public Safety Annoucements - Common Sense Saves Lives!
My Ambulance

The end of summer and Labor Day weekend often means more drivers, more drinking and sometimes unsafe roads. This spot features two Lexington paramedics, one of who is a former Army combat medic who emphasize that they have seen far too many alcohol-related accidents and fatalities. The Charlton Police Department encourages everyone to DRIVE SOBER!
Kill Zone

The end of summer and Labor Day weekend often means more drivers, more drinking and sometimes unsafe roads. This spot features two Lexington paramedics, one of who is a former Army combat medic who emphasize that they have seen far too many alcohol-related accidents and fatalities. The Charlton Police Department encourages everyone to DRIVE SOBER!


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