The Plympton Police Department patrols a rural community of approximately 3,000 residents. Slow but sure growth has been accelerated in recent years by the introduction of a high speed commuter railway which transects North Plympton bringing daily commuters to and from the city of Boston. With this continued growth the need for police services has increased in recent years.
The Plympton Police Department embraces the community policing philosophy. The Department hosts an annual Night Out event, maintains a long standing dedication to the DARE program at our elementary school and in recent years has formed a local TRIAD program to support Plympton seniors. The Department is constantly on the look out for new programs that will further advance our commitment to this community.
Geographically, secondary Routes 58 and 106 pass through town along with Route 44 which is a limited access highway. The presence of these major roadways provides for an unusually high volume of traffic for our rural community. Because of that Plympton Police place a high emphasis on traffic safety and traffic enforcement.
In response to the events of September 11, 2001 the department has joined in several regional police collaboratives for the purpose of public safety preparedness. Most notably, the department is a member agency to the Southeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council and the Old Colony Special Operations Group, which are law enforcement resource and intelligence sharing organizations comprising over thirty police departments in the South Coast and South Shore regions of Massachusetts.
Plympton public safety continues to maintain a special relationship with the public safety departments in neighboring Halifax Massachusetts. The two communities have formalized these ties by jointly conducting emergency planning and training.
Our residents can rest assured that their small town police force is at the cutting edge of technology, training and preparedness.