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We, the members of the Provincetown Police Department, work in partnership with our community to provide a tranquil quality of life. We acknowledge the uniqueness of our town and tailor our ability to support its needs by providing traditional and non-traditional services. Furthermore, to uphold the citizens’ trust we foster an environment of accountability, integrity, respect, and diversity.
Report a Tip
- We strongly encourage all residents and visitors to call 911 to report criminal activity while it is in progress.
- You can call our confidential tip line at 508-487-2828 about other criminal activity. Calls are not traced and you can remain anonymous.
- You can also report information by email.
- Some other helpful information.
Important Reminder: House Numbers
Make sure your house is clearly marked with numbers that are well-lit at night. This helps both police and fire crews find your house quickly in an emergency.
This report, which is based upon information from law enforcement and complaints submitted to the IC3, details recent cyber crime trends and new twists to previously-existing cyber scams. Find updated information.
The Provincetown Police Department wants to help you prevent identity theft, one of the fastest-rising crimes. If you are a victim of identity theft or fraud, contact this department to file a report. Additional steps should be made to prevent further damage or victimization. If your credit cards or bank accounts have been compromised, immediately notify your financial institutions.
Residents that are victims of identity theft are encouraged to notify at least one of the three major credit reporting agencies and notify them of the incident. This will help protect your credit if your identity has been compromised.
For comparison and reviews of several ID protection services, visit Identity Theft Protection Services.
Links to Credit Reporting Agencies:
Social Security Number compromised?
Please report any suspected cases of identity theft to the Provincetown Police Department at (508) 487-1212.
Cops in Massachusetts are getting even more serious about
drunk driving.Enjoy your stay but please, Drive Sober or get Pulled Over.
PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION DRUG DROP BOX
Provincetown residents will now have a free, safe method to dispose of unused or expired prescription, over-the-counter or pet medications, thanks to a new drug collection kiosk installed in the police station lobby.
The following Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection guidelines must be adhered to:
- Only household hazardous waste materials are excepted, this includes unused or expired prescription, over-the-counter or pet medications
- No business or medical waste is allowed
- No sharps, mercury thermometers, Epi-pens or needles are accepted
- The process is completely anonymous and the names and labels may be removed from the packaging
- All liquid medication must be in sealed containers (Plastic Storage Zip-Lock Bags)
Donate Your Wireless Phone for a Cause
Wireless phones offer a lifeline for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The phones provided to victims are programmed to call 9-1-1 and the statewide domestic violence hotline. Wireless phones can be dropped off at the Police Station.
The Provincetown Police Department is a charter member of the Cape Cod Regional Law Enforcement Council.
The Cape Cod Regional Law Enforcement Councilwas created in 2002 by the chiefs of police of the fifteen towns on Cape Cod. The purpose of the CCRLEC is to enable its member agencies to share resources during those times that a single agency may not have sufficient resources to respond to unusual occurrences such as natural or man-made disasters, school or workplace violence, aircraft accidents, major police deployments during special events and other situations requiring exceptional police actions.
DEPARTMENT Patch Requests
The Provincetown Police Department receives numerous requests for uniform shoulder patches. Unfortunately, for security reasons, the Provincetown Police Department is unable to provide, through sale or trade, its department patch to other agencies or to collectors.
Police Civil Rights Officer and LGBTQ Liaison
Officer Emmett Catanese
Email Emmett Catanese