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Chief Michael P. Murphy
150 Park Street
North Reading, MA 01864
(978) 664-3131
(978) 664-3170 fax



Community Disorders

Crime Prevention Unit                                 

This unit’s function is creating an awareness of the roles North Reading residents and business persons can play in the reduction and/or prevention of crime; then encouraging individual, group, school, neighborhood, and community follow-up activities to reduce/prevent crime.

This unit will also assist in crime resistance, to help increase public awareness of the conditions and circumstances which lead to vulnerability of crime. Also, to build respect for the police so that police objectives receive public support.

A Crime Prevention Officer will go to a Business location or a resident’s home or apartment and conduct a “target-hardening” survey of the property and offer advise as to how to make the property less susceptible to break-ins. A new outreach effort includes sending letters offering this service to victims of a housebreak.
The North Reading Police Department will also offer the following services to members of the community:
     Residential Security Surveys;
     Commercial Security Surveys;
     Crime Prevention Presentations (schools, churches, community groups, businesses);
     Drug Awareness Seminars;
     Crime Watch Alerts;
     Residential vacation checks;
     Provide crime prevention input into development and/or revision of zoning policies,
     building codes, fire codes, and residential/commercial building permits;
     Work with the community to develop/organize neighborhood crime watch meetings.
To set up your security survey please contact
Lt. Kevin Brennan a

            Phone       978-664-3131 x 5051

            Fax          978-664-3170


          Mail         North Reading Police Dept
                         Attention Lt. Brennan
                         150 Park Street
                         North Reading, MA 01864