Welcome to our new website!
The men and women assigned to the Fairhaven Police department are proud to bring you this web site, with the hope that it will foster better relations, communications and understanding of the role this department has in our community. The Fairhaven Police Department is dedicated to providing the citizens, business owners and visitors to Fairhaven a safe and pleasant environment in which to live, work and enjoy the amenities of this historic town.
Our website offers and in-depth look at the many services the department provides, as well as linking together on one site, the services provided by other local, state, and federal agencies. It also offers a means of direct communications with the department for those persons who use the internet, either from work, at home, or on the road. Be sure to check out the interactive pages which are designed to help speed the crime reporting process, and help to report problems identified in the town.
The Police Department is proud of its ability to provide quality protective service to Fairhaven. Thanks again for visiting our site and remember that public safety is everyone’s business. If you see something, say something. We are here to protect and serve you.
About the Fairhaven Police Department.
Fairhaven has a year round population of just over 16,000 and has 12.53 square miles of land area, plus over 17 miles of coast line. The town is situated on Buzzard’s Bay on the south coast of Massachusetts and shares a busy commercial harbor with the city of New Bedford.
The Fairhaven Police Department employs 42 full-time and 6 part-time personnel. We have 31 full-time and 4 permanent/intermittent officers. There are 6 full-time communications personnel and one clerk as well as a part-time custodian.
The sworn personnel consist of a police chief, six sergeants and 24 patrol officers.
A sergeant and 5 officers are assigned as detectives. One of the detectives also serves as the domestic violence and elder protection officer.
One officer is assigned to Fairhaven High School and Hastings Middle School full-time during the school year as School Resource Officers.
We also have officers assigned to marine patrol duties on our department’s 25-foot police Safe Boat berthed in the Fairhaven-New Bedford Harbor.
There are 6 officers who serve the department’s police honor guard who participate in parades and other ceremonial events.
The Fairhaven Police Department is responsible for law enforcement in the Town of Fairhaven and adjacent waters. Fairhaven is a member of the Southeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council.