Memorial Day 2013
Boston Bombing April 15, 2013
Photo by Boston Globe
Two Andover Officers (Off.Ota -Center, Off.Delaney- Right) stand watch over Boston Streets after the Boston Marathon Bombing.
Officer Ota and Officer Delaney standing guard over the President
Message from Chief Patrick Keefe
The mission of the Andover Police Department is to provide the highest level of public safety and service to the citizens and business people within the community. The members of the Department are empowered to enforce the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the By-laws of the Town of Andover to ensure that the peace and tranquility of our neighborhoods are maintained and that crime and the fear of crime are reduced. We emphasize integrity, honesty, impartiality and professionalism from our members in order to create an environment that values differences and fosters fairness and flexibility in our mission. We encourage citizen input and interaction that will assist us in developing sound partnerships between the community and the police. Working together we can protect our future and enhance the quality of life for everyone within the town.
Andover Police Department is a Massachusetts Accredited Police Department.
Life Saver Award Presented June 4, 2013
On Tuesday June 4th , the 4th annual Massachusetts State 9-1-1 awards ceremony was held at Mechanics Hall in Downtown Worcester. Andover Public Safety Communicator John Peterson was a recipient in the Life Saver category. The award is from Communicator Peterson’s actions that occurred On May 3, 2012. Communicator Peterson was able to calmly and professionally assist a husband and wife in delivering their new baby a few days earlier than planned. Communicator Peterson used the new EMD system to aid him throughout the incident. (Photo: Sgt. Keefe, John Peterson, and Fire Chief Mansfield)