Photo of an Acton Select Board meeting.

March 18, 2024 Select Board Notes: Another year, another dam

April 1, 2024
In opening remarks at the March 18, 2024 Select Board meeting, Town Manager John Mangiaratti announced the appointment of Detective Ana Dapkas as school resource officer (SRO), and mentioned that the Police Academy will be offered again this year. (This reporter attended last year’s Police Academy and highly…
Adults and children mingle informaly with uniformed police officers in a room with multiple computer displays

Public Safety Department Hosts National Night Out

August 2, 2023
On Tuesday August 1, Acton held the annual National Night Out at the Public Safety Facility on Main Street. National Night Out is a program that fosters community awareness of services provided by law enforcement, and offers an opportunity for residents to develop relationships with the first responders…

Cars Broken Into At NARA Park

May 15, 2023
From the Acton Police Facebook page: On 5/9/23 at 6:03 PM, Acton Police officers were dispatched to 10 Granite Road for an attempted motor vehicle break. Upon arrival and speaking with the witness, several other motor vehicles were found broken into at NARA Park. The suspect smashed out…

ALICE training for local businesses and organizations

May 8, 2023
Detective Luke Penney, a School Resource Officer (SRO) with the Acton Police Department of Youth and Family Services Division, is a certified ALICE instructor. ALICE is an active shooter preparedness program – the acronym stands for Alert, Lock-Down, Inform, Counter, Evacuate. Detectives with the SRO program have supported…


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