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Duxbury contracts Blackboard Connect to provide emergency notification services.

This system sends recorded messages to all published phone numbers in town. In order to receive these messages on a non published phone or cellular device you must opt in to this service by using the link below.

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Welcome to the Duxbury Police Department web-site. This site is provided as a service to the residents and visitors of our community. The Duxbury Police Department, accredited by the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission, is dedicated to the delivery of professional police services which compliment the character of our dynamic community.

The Town of Duxbury (pop 15,000) is located 25 miles south of the City of Boston. The Town covers 23 square miles and is bordered on the east by the Atlantic Ocean. The landscape of Duxbury includes large conservation areas, oceanfront beaches, a small inner harbor, and modest commercial and retail business. Our picturesque waterfront is highlighted by the Powder Point Bridge, a half mile long wooden bridge that connects the main land to our beautiful Duxbury Beach Park. Regionally, Duxbury is the town of choice for families seeking excellent schools, outstanding community services, and a pleasant and safe residential atmosphere. 

Pilgrims Myles Standish and John Alden, the original founders of Duxbury, were passengers on the Mayflower that landed in the new world in neighboring Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620. Standish and Alden eventually headed a short distance north along the bay and settled in the area now known as Duxbury. In 1637, the Town of Duxbury was formally incorporated. The name “Duxbury” was chosen by Myles Standish after an area near his hometown in England known as Duxbury Woods.  

Early in Town history, Duxbury developed into a center for shipbuilding. This traditional industry continued until the mid-nineteenth century when ships became too large to navigate in our shallow harbor. Many examples of beautiful and historic homes from the shipbuilding era still exist throughout the town.

 In the early years of Duxbury, policing was accomplished by elected officials and then eventually through part time constables appointed by the Town. As the Town began to grow, it became clear that a full time police presence was needed. To address this need, the Town Meeting in March of 1931 constituted the formation of the Duxbury Police Department. In the early years the town was patrolled on motorcycle by our Police Chief and one or two part time officers. Today the department consists of 55 employees that include 31 full time police officers, 5 permanent part time reserve officers, 17 special police officers, and 2 civilian support staff members.    

The Duxbury Police Department operates under the community policing philosophy where service and community partnerships are what we value most. Utilizing the application of best practices and operational vigilance, we strive to maintain Duxbury’s standing as one of the safest communities in the region. Within this site we provide you greater detail regarding the various services we offer through our divisions and specialty units.  It is through the dedicated service of our professional staff that we are able to meet the demands and expectations of our residents.

Within this site we also provide departmental contact information, crime prevention tips, and other informational links that we hope will be of further assistance to our residents and visitors. We thank you for your visit and hope you find the site useful for your particular needs.

   

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Duxbury Police Department 155 Mayflower Street Duxbury, Massachusetts 02332  Phone - 781-934-5656  Fax - 781-934-0688