Police Services

Services suspended or available remotely during COVID 19 State of Emergency are noted

HPD offers many services to our residents and those visiting or doing business in town. The list below explains how to access them, as well as fee information and helpful links.

Services are listed in alphabetical order, or click on a topic below to go directly to the one you want.

COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT
Please refer to the list below for the status of our services. 
The email address, phone number, and mailing address to use to access our remote services are listed below:

Email address:[email protected] 
Non emergency phone:(508) 829-4444 
Mailing address:1370 Main St  Holden MA 01520 
   
Accident Reports House ChecksPolice Logs, Reports & Records
Email or mailRequest by phoneEmail or mail
Fingerprinting- Identity Theft ReportsPrivate Duty Details
SuspendedReport by phoneCall to request
Firearms LicensingParking Considerations Sex Offender Information
By mail (only for renewalRequest by phoneEmail or mail
applicants with an Parking Ticket AppealsSolicitor's Permits
expiration date withinCheck back for statusSuspended; door-to-door solicitation suspended
60 days)Patch RequestsTraffic Enforcement Requests
 (Not available)Web form on this website
 Pet Lost & Found 
 Call to report 

 

ACCIDENT REPORTS - 3/16/20 available by email or mail until further notice
Available to All
Fee varies
>> Please click here to link to our Accident Assistance page for specific information about obtaining accident reports. Scroll down on this page to the Police Reports section for incidents other than accidents.

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FINGERPRINTING - 3/16/20 suspended until further notice
Holden Residents Only

$10 fee
We offer fingerprinting for employment purposes to Holden residents. Fingerprinting is offered on a walk-in basis 24/7/365, but depends upon officer availability.

Important note to WRSD employees: The fingerprint service HPD offers will NOT satisfy the State requirement for school district employees. Please contact your district office for more information.

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FIREARMS LICENSING - 3/16/20
New applicants: suspended until further notice
Renewals: Only if your LTC or FID expires within 60 days - mail in completed application and fee 

Holden Residents & Business Owners Only
Fee varies - set by the State
Firearms licensing is done on a monthly basis by appointment only. Appointments are scheduled online. HPD no longer offers the State-required class for new applicants, but there are many alternative locations.
>> Click here to link to our Firearms page for more information.

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HOUSE CHECKS - 3/16/20 request by phone
Holden Addresses Only
No Fee
If you are going out of town and want HPD to be aware your house will be empty, call our business line at (508)210-5600 menu option 1 to request a house check. You will be asked several questions such as the dates you will be gone, vehicles that will be in the driveway, who is authorized to be on or in your property and their vehicle information, whether or not any lights will be left on or on timers, and your contact information or alternate emergency contact information for the time you are away. HPD will then make every effort to periodically keep an eye on your property while you're gone.

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IDENTITY THEFT REPORTS - 3/16/20 reports filed by phone until further notice
Holden Addresses Only (due to jurisdiction)
No Fee
If you have discovered your identity has been stolen and your bank or credit card company requires a police report, please come to the station at any time to file a report with an officer. Bring any documentation, statements, credit card and account numbers, etc., with you. In the meantime, you can start to protect your credit by reviewing our Identity Theft information packet. Please note that IRS tax filing scams require a special form, which you can pick up when you come in to file your report.
>> Click here to access our Identity Theft Packet

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PARKING CONSIDERATIONS - 3/16/20 request by phone
Holden Residents & Their Guests
No Fee
The Town of Holden prohibits parking on all streets between the hours of 1AM and 6AM, year-round. Sometimes, however, on-street parking may be necessary for a reasonable, short term (i.e. your driveway is being paved, you have out-of-town guests, etc.). In these cases, call HPD at (508)210-5600, use menu option 1, and ask for a parking consideration. Considerations are communicated to officers to prevent parking citations from being issued and/or charged. Please have vehicle information available (make, model, plate number) and dates the consideration is needed when you call. Parking considerations are not granted during imminent weather emergencies.

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PARKING TICKET APPEALS - 3/16/20 check back for status
Recipients of Holden Parking Tickets
No Fee
If you received a parking ticket in the Town of Holden and wish to appeal it, hearings are held at the police station at 1370 Main Street on set dates.
>> Click here to link to the Holden Town Clerk's office for more information and to file for an appeal. 

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PATCH REQUESTS
Not available
Please note that we do not give out police patches due to budgetary constraints. Please do not call or email to request patches. Thank you.

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PET LOST & FOUND - 3/16/20 report by phone
Available to all
No fee

If you lost or found a pet in or near Holden, please call our Business Line to report it at 508-210-5600, menu option 1.

>> Click here to link to our Animal Control page for more information.

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POLICE CALL LOGS, REPORTS, & RECORDS - 3/16/20 available by email or mail until further notice
Available to all (subject to exemptions)
Fee based upon nature of the request
Public logs are available free of charge during normal business hours.
Police reports may be requested by following our report request procedure. 
>> Click here to link to our Accident Assistance page for more info on accident reports
>> Click here to link to our Police Call Logs page for more info on obtaining log entries
>> Click here to link to our Police Reports page for more information on all other reports & records

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PRIVATE DUTY DETAILS - 3/16/20 request by phone
Available within Holden
Please call for current rates
Under certain circumstances at work sites or events, one or more detail officers may be required or advisable. Please call our Business Line at 508-210-5600, menu option 1 for current rates and to schedule a detail.

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SEX OFFENDER INFORMATION - 3/16/20 request by email or mail
Available to all
No fee
We supply information about Level 2 and 3 Sex Offenders living and/or working in Holden within the restrictions defined by state law.
>> Click here to link to our Sex Offender page for more information.

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SOLICITOR'S PERMITS - 3/16/20 suspended until further notice; door-to-door solicitation also suspended
Available to qualified applicants
$15 ($5 refundable)

We issue solicitor's permits to qualified applicants after a background check. Come to the police station at 1370 Main Street in person to apply. You must supply your own 1"x1" front facing photograph. Applications may take a few days to process.
>> Click here to access an application form for a solicitor's permit.

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TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT REQUESTS - 3/16/20 available via webform
Available to all
No fee
If you are a Holden resident or travel through town, you may wish to request traffic enforcement at a particular location. This form generates an e-mail to our Traffic Sergeant who will evaluate the problem and schedule enforcement.

>> Click here to open the online Traffic Enforcement Request form.

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