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Merrimac Police Department COVID-19 Response: March 18, 2020

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As a result of the President’s declaration of a National Emergency and the Governor’s declaration of a Statewide Emergency, the Merrimac Police Department has adopted the following changes in protocols to ensure the safety of the public in general as well as the first responders in the community. The police department remains committed to protecting the community at all costs and serving the residents of Merrimac. With that in mind we are requesting your assistance with the following:

  1. Always call 911 if you have an emergency
  2. Please limit your visits to the police station as much as possible. It is imperative that we all do our part to “flatten the curve” and stop the spread of COVID-19.
  3. Call the business line for all other non-emergent inquiries (978) 346-8321.
  4. Police report requests and other documents can be faxed to (978) 346-0592 or emailed to [email protected].
  5. Our records request form can be found here.
  6. NEW applications for Firearms Licensing are currently on HOLD. Please email completed applications to [email protected]. We will contact you when we are able to resume in-person appointments.
  7. Applications for the RENEWAL of your current Firearms License will be processed. Please mail the completed application form and a check for the application fee (Made out to the Town of Merrimac) to the:

Merrimac Police Department

Firearms Licensing

16 East Main Street

Merrimac, MA 01860

  1. Firearms Applications and information is available on the FRB website here: https://www.mass.gov/how-to/apply-for-a-firearms-license
  2. We cannot accept any food or gifts at this time. The community has been very generous and we appreciate However, it is best to limit contact with the public at this time for the safety of all.
  3. If you’re calling to request medical aid for someone experiencing flu-like symptoms, please articulate this clearly to the Dispatcher so that they can alert responding police, fire & EMS personnel. Also, let us know if you or the patient have returned recently from anywhere (domestic or international) where COVID-19 cases have been confirmed
  4. Should you need to interact with our officers, please do not be offended if the officer creates the required six (6) foot social distancing This is for both your protection and the protection of our staff.

We appreciate your patience during this unprecedented event. Hat’s off to our medical personnel. Thoughts to all others who have experienced loss and had to sacrifice so much as a result of this crisis. Try to remain positive as we will get through this together.

Eric M. Shears

Chief of Police

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