Police Department

The essence of the Douglas Police Department mission is quality police service to the citizens of the Town of Douglas. Quality of service directly affects the quality of life in the Town of Douglas by insuring the safety of the citizens and the protection of their property.

Enforcement of the laws, interaction with the public in a professional and educational posture, as well as active cooperation with other law enforcement agencies are the necessary means to accomplish this mission.

The Douglas Police Department mission entails the following:

1. To investigate, detect, apprehend, and bring before the judicial branch, those individuals who have violated the Massachusetts General laws.

2. To reduce fatalities, injuries, and damages to property through aggressive detection and apprehension of drunk drivers, strict enforcement of motor vehicle laws, and through public education designed to promote highway safety.

3. To give high priority to the strict enforcement of all domestic abuse statutes designed for the personal safety of the victims of family violence and abuse.

The personal credibility of every member of the Douglas Police Department is paramount to the success of our mission in order to maintain public confidence and support. Our mission in every respect should be conducted in a professional, personalized manner with each and every daily task and assignment.