The CPD understands the community’s frustration with the late-night disturbances involving the use of fireworks. The police department is addressing this issue in a number of ways, including the following:
- Increasing impact controls to known areas where firework complaints were placed
- Utilizing our “shot-spotter” technology to geographically pinpoint locations in real-time
- Utilize LPR (license plate readers) to monitor vehicles entering and exiting neighborhoods where these issues are occurring
- Our community service unit is going door-to-door in affected areas attempting to gather more information leading to better allocation of our resources
- You can help by submitting anonymous tips to the Chelsea Department website at ChelseaPolice.com
If you do provide a tip, it is helpful to provide times, locations, names of offenders (if known), vehicle types, and license plates. Your information is 100% anonymous and unknown to the CPD.
The Chelsea Police Department along with the Chelsea Fire Department believes this is a public safety issue, and together we want to prevent injuries to those involved or residents, and to reduce the risk of structure fires.
Police remind the community they can report crimes or suspicious activity anonymously in various formats. Citizens can call the 24 hr “tips” line at 617-466-4880, email reports directly from the department’s website at www.chelseapolice.com or download for free the MYPD App that is compatible with both Android and Apple smartphones. All three ways are monitored and anonymous.