The Chief’s Annual Report-

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen and the Citizens of West Bridgewater, as your Chief of Police, I submit this annual report on behalf of the West Bridgewater Police Department for the year of 2020.

In June of 2020, after a two-day assessment by the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission, the West Bridgewater Police Department achieved full certification and accreditation.  This goal of accreditation was to ensure that the delivery of police services to our community is at the highest level of professionalism and integrity.

In 2020, the West Bridgewater Police Department added full time patrolmen Christopher Huyghe and Robert Carrigan. The department will be well served for many years by these two officers. The Police Department continues to build on, expand and hire more civilian personnel to be responsible for our in-house dispatcher duties. My hope is to have all shifts covered by civilian dispatchers serving both the police and fire departments.  This dispatching program allows for more officers on the roadways, in the schools and present during community events.

In closing, I would like to thank the members and dedicated officers of the police department for their continued professionalism and for their overall commitment to our community.


Victor R. Flaherty Jr.

   Chief of Police