Police

  1. Acton Citizens Police Academy

    The next Acton Citizens Police Academy will run for 8 weeks on Thursdays from April 6th to May 25th. Classes will be held in the afternoons from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Read on...
  2. Police Chief Apointment - Richard Burrows

    Town Manager Steven Ledoux is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Burrows as Police Chief for the Town of Acton. Chief Burrows replaces former Chief Francis Widmayer III, who retired at the end of January 2017. Read on...
  3. Winter Parking Ban - Effective Nov. 1st - April 1st

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Responsibilities


The Acton Police Department (Town of Acton, Massachusetts, United States of America) offers excellent police protection in order to maintain the quality of life expected by its citizens by enforcing the laws of the community and encouraging citizens to respect the law, act responsibly toward those who enforce the law, and assist in upholding the law.

The Acton Police Department protects 22,000 residents every day, including 6,000 children who attend our schools. They provide pro-active patrols and community policing functions, as well as investigate crimes, arrest criminals, handle false alarms, and vehicle crashes.

In addition, they deal with a significant number of social issues, including domestic abuse, homelessness, mental health problems, and medical responses.