The Newton Police Department utilizes a variety of methods to disseminate information to the public. Citizens can stay informed by using the services outlined below.
Emergency Alerts and Outbound 9-1-1
To make sure you receive emergency alerts, sign up for our Smart911 service. This service allows you to create a safety profile with important information about you and your household that my be useful during an emergency. It also allows emergency responders to send emergency alerts via push notification, phone call, text messaging, email, and social media to notify the public about incidents that affect public safety and what actions may need to be taken. You can select the types of notifications you want and how you want to be notified.
Crime Mapping and Open Data
The Newton Police Department believes that sharing information about criminal activity and the efforts of the Department helps to build trust and accountability. We make information available to CrimeReports.com to provide an easy way for citizens to learn about the police department’s activities.
We also encourage citizens to consider signing up for the site’s crime alerts feature.
Newton Police Press Releases
The Newton Police Department’s Public Information Officer regularly distributes information relating to notable incidents, upcoming road closures or traffic changes, and other pertinent information through the use of press releases.
Register to receive press releases, emergency alerts, and other information by clicking here.
The Newton Police Department also utilizes Twitter to help communicate short, useful alerts to area residents and business owners. If you have a twitter account of your own, sign in and follow @NewtonPD.