The mission of the Falmouth Police Department is to provide ethical, crime prevention and detection. This is accomplished through professional service in partnership with the community: to improve quality of life by meeting the ever changing and growing needs of our diverse community and its visitors.

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SAFETY TIP (KIDS): Never let a person at the door or on the phone know that you are alone ... See MoreSee Less

PREVENT ID THEFT: Shred all bills, credit card receipts, credit apps, bank statements, and pre-approved credit offers before throwing away ... See MoreSee Less

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Ray JayceAn added safeguard is to throw the shredded papers into more than one trash bag making it more difficult for a thief to piece together any account information.

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<<MOVE OVER<< OR SLOW DOWN for stopped emergency or maintenance vehicles with flashing lights. The Move Over Law is meant to help protect police, firefighters, paramedics, tow truck drivers, and all roadside emergency or maintenance workers. The law requires all drivers approaching a stationary emergency or maintenance vehicle with flashing lights to move to the next adjacent lane if it is safe to do so, and, barring that, to reduce their speed. Violating the Move Over Law can be expensive as well as dangerous as failure to comply could result in a fine of up to $100. ... See MoreSee Less

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Frank MacGillivrayUnfortunately, most drivers are not aware of the "Move Over" law and continue to wiz by public safety personnel even when they waive their arms to get over. The law did not get very much publicity when it was passed and more needs to be done to make drivers aware of it. I have asked people if they were aware of this new law and the comment I repeatedly hear "What new law?"

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Laura RobbinsI see so many that don't follow this rule. Do you know what to do on highway if you can't move over? I understand slow down, but what is an acceptable speed on the highway to slow down too. We had a debate about this the other day. If highway speed is 55.... and your going 55, are you suppose to slow down even further possibly causing an accident since it's highway or continue at current speed if can't move over.

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Nancy ChaseI can't believe people don't have the common sense to do this anyway.

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Julie DrakeIt should also be common sense. What if that's YOUR loved on that needs help?

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JoAnna DeGregorioScares me I have a son who works on the highway and you would think common sense would prevail but not always.

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Chief’s Message

chief-dunneWelcome to our newly formatted website! This site was designed to help you learn more about our department, community issues and concerns, keep you informed about events and incidents occurring in your neighborhood, and provide you with links to helpful websites.

As Chief of Police I am extremely proud of the men and women of the Falmouth Police Department. Currently, the department is funded for fifty-eight sworn officers, three seasonal police officers and seven civilians. The Falmouth Police Department serves a residential population of over 32,000 people and in the summer over 100,000.

I have over thirty-seven years working for the Falmouth Police Department. In that time, I have held many patrol commands working my way through the ranks as Sergeant, Captain of Specialized Services, Falmouth SRT Commander, and now I’m proud to serve as your Chief of Police. I hold a master’s degree in criminal justice from Western New England College and earned my bachelor’s degree from Boston State College. I have extensive investigative experience. Some of my prior specialist assignments have included background investigator, arson investigator, accident investigator, hostage negotiator, photographer, and detail sergeant.

The mission of the Falmouth Police Department is to provide ethical, crime prevention and detection. This is accomplished through professional service and partnership with the community; to improve quality of life by meeting the ever changing and growing needs of our diverse community and its visitors.

The Falmouth Police Department is a full service law enforcement agency committed to a high quality efficient service working with community groups, businesses, local government, Falmouth Chamber Commerce, residents and all community stakeholders. We recognize that successful policing cannot be done without the support of the community.

As Chief of Police I promise to hold ourselves accountable to a higher standard of conduct and strive to maintain the trust and confidence of our citizens and visitors.

Please take some time to explore our website and its links to learn more about us and the services we provide.

Edward A. Dunne

Chief of Police

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