Welcome to the Peabody Police Department
The Peabody Community Policing philosophy is to develop a partnership with the citizens they serve by working together to help prevent crime and solve neighborhood issues of concern. Our objectives are, to work with residents and businesses of the community to help resolve neighborhood problems and improve their quality of life, to teach residents of all ages about crime prevention and personal safety, and to put residents in touch with other agencies that will assist with their social concerns.
Administration and Investigations
Deputy Chief Martin Cohan -978.538.6325
Captain Dennis Bonaiuto- 978.532.3100 x351
Captain John DeRosa -978.538.6367
Captain Scott Wlasuk – 978.538.6314
Traffic and Training
Captain Scott Richards- 978.538.6359
The Criminal Investigation Division performs all the follow-up investigative work for the Police Department. Each detective is specially educated to aid them in their ability to investigate the wide variety of crimes that can occur within a community
The parking clerk is available to take parking payments or answer inquiries 8:30am-4pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays – 8:30am-7pm Thursdays and 8:30am to 12pm Fridays at our station at 6 Allens Lane or contact our Parking division at 978.538.6312 or PAY ONLINE AT PAY PARKING FINE.COM
The services provided by Peabody Animal Control include; handling stray dogs, neighborhood nuisance problems, rabies concerns, and injured animals. The policy of the Animal Control Department is to respond to calls for injured animals regardless of the species.
The Peabody Police Citizens Academy is a unique program which allows citizens from our community to get an insider’s view of the daily duties of our police officers, dispatchers, clerical staff and all others who work within our department day in day out. Some of the topics covered will be Criminal investigations, Crime scene processing, Crime prevention, Community Policing and more.
Sessions will be held at The Peabody Police Department at 6 Allens Lane. For more information and a digital/printable copy of an application, scroll up to the COMMUNITY tab above and click on Peabody Police Citizens Academy or call Sgt. Christos Zamakis at 978.538.6329 or Captain Scott Richards at 978.538.6359.
In the 1850’s part-time constables and “Night Watch” men were hired by the town to preserve law & order. By 1872 the town records listed officers instead of constables. Full time police officers were Lewis Manning, James E. Blanchard, and Joseph W. Skinner, the first chief & “Keeper of the Lockup”.