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The Peabody Police Department would like extend an invitation to all citizens to attend the PEABODY POLICE CITIZENS ACADEMY this coming spring.

The Peabody Police Citizens Academy is a unique program which allows citizens from our community to get an insider’s view of the daily duties of our police officers, dispatchers, clerical staff and all others who work within our department day in day out. Some of the topics covered will be Criminal investigations, Crime scene processing, Crime prevention, Community Policing and more.

Sessions will be held at The Peabody Police Department at 6 Allens Lane every Wednesday from MARCH 2nd to MAY 18th , 6:00PM- 9:00PM. There will be no sessions the weeks of April 20th and April 27th. For more information please call Lt. Sheila McDaid at 978.538.6329.

To download an application just click on the link below, completed applications can be mailed to Peabody Police Dept.  6 Allens Lane , Peabody Ma. 01960. or you can email a digital copy to                           

Thank you and we hope to see you all in the spring!

Peabody Citizens Academy Application

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App tip from citizen leads to heroin arrest

Heroin Seized

Today, during a midday multi jurisdictional narcotics operation led by the Peabody Police Narcotics Unit, in conjunction with the Lynnfield P.D. K-9 Unit and the Ipswich P.D/D.E.A. Task Force Officer a search warrant was executed at a Peabody residence – 14 Collins Street #18. Officers seized approx 15 grams of Heroin and $3,500 in cash from the dwelling.

The Peabody Police Narcotics Unit conducted a several month long investigation involving area surveillance and other covert techniques. The investigation stemmed from numerous anonymous tips received via MyPD, an anonymous tip reporting venue available through the Peabody Police Website or may be downloaded as a smart phone app.  Peabody Police Chief Thomas Griffin would like to extend his gratitude to the community for their cooperation and assistance that has been offered to his officers. Community outreach and building relationships are imperative in maintaining a safe environment for our residents, said Chief Griffin.

Massachusetts communities, including states across the country, are experiencing a sharp increase in heroin overdoses and opioid addiction. Numerous states are reporting a rise in heroin use as many addicts shift from more costly and harder-to-get prescription opiates to this cheaper alternative. The overdoses are triggered by the purity and ingredients street level dealers are peddling to their “customers”. Many police departments have adopted policies involving training their officers to utilize the drug Narcan, an opioid antagonist that is used for the complete or partial reversal of opioid depression, including respiratory depression. It is also used for diagnosis of suspected or known acute opioid overdose.

The Peabody Police Department is currently in the process of adopting the use of Narcan.



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Peabody Police Update iPhone Android App



Peabody Police Department announces latest version of their MyPD app with new features and  updated design.

Public will benefit from new app options and ways to connect to the police department.

Peabody, Massachusetts, October 30, 2014 – Peabody Police today announced the launch of Version 3 of their app, My Police Department or MyPD for short. The free MyPD app allows citizens to download an app for their Android or iPhone and easily connect with the police department right from their device.

A few thousand people have already downloaded the app to connect with the Peabody Police. The app previously had around 22 features and has now boosted the available options to over 30. It has improved many of the older options and completely overhauled the app’s design and user interface.

“The Public can get important updates from us as push notifications” said Deputy Chief Martin Cohan. “We can send the notifications through twitter or our dashboard and the user doesn’t need an account or to worry about missing an important tweet.  With the prior version almost any tweets got sent as an alert, with our new version we will send only more important tweets as alerts.  We encourage users to opt in to messages if they want to be informed quickly of updates.”

Crime and safety issues are also important for citizens to know about. The app includes resources and links on a number of topics; such as, victim resources, domestic violence, press releases, missing children, and many more.  There are also four background screens to swipe through and can be updated with pictures or wanted persons, missing people, or announcements.

Sending in tips about crimes or other quality of life issues is another way citizens can use the Peabody Police MyPD app.  It allows the user to either attach their contact information or send it anonymously.  Photos and GPS locations of incidents can also be attached from either the phones gallery or live camera.  Peabody receive between 10-20 messages a month from the public.

While the app links to or integrate with some social media, police say it is not another social network. There are no ads on the app and no account is necessary to use MyPD.

“We have been using social media like facebook and twitter for quite a few years now.” Said Deputy Cohan. “The MyPD app is not meant to replace those or be another social network. It is a tool for citizens to keep on their phones so when they need a phone number, to send a crime tip, or want to research something they have it readily available in an easy to use app.”

While the app is not a social media platform, it does have some social aspects to it and has added an interesting feature where users can “unlock” badges the more they use the app and interact with the police department.  “Basically the app user can climb in rank and unlock new badges” Said the WiredBlue and MyPD app founder Peter Olson. “We added this because many popular private sector apps do something similar and we thought why not try it with a public safety app.  We believe this is a first for a law enforcement app and moving forward we will continue to work with our partner agencies to build on it to provide users the best experience possible.”

The app also now lets users share some basic anonymous data about their age, gender, or how they found out about the app. This is optional and if shared will help the department to better understand who is using the app, how they found it, and if they live or work in the city.

MyPD is free for residents, contains no advertising, and users do not need to share personal information or set up an account to use the app.  Any information sharing is optional.

Citizens looking to connect with the Peabody Police should search for “MyPD” in their app store. Once the app is downloaded and the agency chosen it will always open to the Peabody Police Department and its resources. If you have feedback about the app you can send it under the app’s Feedback form, choose the topic of “App suggestions”.

For additional information about the My Police Department app users can visit: or  You can download the app in your app store by searching “MyPD”

Beverly Police and Salem Police are also providing the MyPD app platform to their citizens.




If  you are interested in purchasing a downtown business parking sticker and/or have any questions regarding the downtown business sticker program, please contact Parking Clerk at (978) 538-6312. or  Special Services /Traffic Division  at  (978) 538-6359.






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Parking stickers are now on sale and available for purchase Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30am-4:00pm at


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Traffic Division
6 Allens Lane
Peabody, Ma. 01960

Qualified applicants may purchase stickers for $100

Must be either employed or an employer of a downtown business.

LICENSE and REGISTRATION must be shown when purchasing stickers. Also please have a letter from employer verifying your employment at their business and/or employer contact information.

There will be NO mail order sales. The parking spaces are limited and will be sold on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVE basis. Stickers can only be used in designated marked spaces in the following downtown parking lots:  CENTRAL STREET, FOSTER STREET, MILL STREET AND NICHOLS LANE.

For questions, please contact Parking Clerk at (978) 538-6312.

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Drunken Driving Patrols and Checkpoints

Peabody Police, Massachusetts State Police and other local police agencies will be using a federal grant to add extra patrols and checkpoints looking for drunken drivers.  Read more on Patch