Ashby Police Department (Massachusetts)

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Ashby Police Department
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionMassachusetts, USA
Size24.2 sq mi (62.6 km2)
Population3,120 (2010)
Legal jurisdictionTown of Ashby, Massachusetts
Governing bodyBoard of Selectmen
Constituting instrument
  • Open town meeting
General nature
Headquarters893 Main Street
Police Officers8
Agency executive
  • Fred S. Alden, Chief of Police
Patrol vehicles6

The Ashby Police Department (APD) has the primary responsibility for law enforcement and criminal investigation within the town of Ashby, Massachusetts. The Ashby Police Department is currently composed of one Chief of Police, one Sergeant, five full-time Patrolmen, and one Reserve Police Officer.[1]


The Ashby Police Department is currently housed in a double-wide trailer which was formerly used as a classroom by the nearby Ashby Elementary School. The station has suffered substantial wear and tear due to its age and lacks the ability to provide many basic police functions.[2] The current building does not house a prisoner lock-up. Prisoners who are to be held must be transported to one of several area police stations, who in turn bill the town of Ashby for housing the prisoners. In 2014 the station was tied into an electrical generator capable of allowing the facility to remain fully functional during power outages. Attempts to construct a new police facility in the town have not been met with success since 2006.

In addition to police personnel, the station also houses Ashby's Police-Fire signal operators (dispatchers).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ashby Police Department - Excellence through Constant Self-Improvement". Ashby Police Department.
  2. ^ "Ashby has options for new police station".

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