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.
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.
You can also sign up to receive the press releases by email:
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.
Outbound 9-1-1 is a system that allows emergency dispatch centers to notify residents of emergency events. When activated by officials, this automated system calls homes and businesses in the affected area and delivers a recorded message to notify the public about the emergency and what actions they may need to take.
To ensure that your wireless or VOIP phone is registered for this service, complete a registration form.
Wireless Amber Alerts
Statistics show that the first three hours after a child abduction are the most critical in recovery efforts. By signing up to receive free wireless AMBER alerts on your cell phone, you could play an integral role in the recovery of an abducted child.
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 us.