Middlesex County law enforcement agencies join White House’s Data-Driven Justice Initiative

BILLERICA, MA. – The leaders of more than a dozen Middlesex County law enforcement agencies today announced they have formally joined the White House-led Data-Driven Justice (DDJ) Initiative, focused on reducing the number of mentally ill individuals awaiting trial in local jails.Middlesex County law enforcement agencies join White House’s Data-Driven Justice Initiative “In June 2016, we launched the Data-Driven Justice (DDJ) Initiative to support communities who want to use data to be smarter about diverting people with mental illness away from the criminal justice system and into community based treatment,” said U.S. Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil.  “We are excited that … Continue reading

Prescription Drug Take-Back

On October 22, 2016, the Billerica Police Department and the Billerica Substance Abuse Prevention Committee is offering a free medicine disposal opportunity. The Prescription Drug Take-Back will be held at the Billerica DPW yard located at 248 Boston Road. Bring expired or unwanted prescriptions, veterinary medications, and over the counter medications.  Do not bring thermometers, needles, or medical waste. The Take-Back will be from 10:00am until 2:00pm.  Rain or shine. No questions will be asked.  All patient information will remain confidential. … Continue reading

Halloween Hours and Safety

Trick or treat is on Monday, October 31st.  Recommended hours this year are 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Here’s some Halloween safety tips: Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible. Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult. Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you. Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat. Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and don’t run from house to house. Always test make-up … Continue reading

Billerica Police Investigate Fatal Pedestrian Accident

Billerica – On Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at approximately 7:15 pm, Billerica Police responded to a 911 call reporting a pedestrian having been struck while crossing the street in the area of #785 Boston Road. Upon arrival, officers observed as the Billerica Fire Department was attending to a single male victim lying in the roadway suffering from obvious impact injuries consistent with having been struck by a motor vehicle. A short distance from the pedestrian, officers also observed a 2015 Acura RDX pulled off to the side of the roadway. The vehicle had moderate front end damage consistent with having been involved in a … Continue reading