Melrose Police Department http://melrosepolice.net Working to Make Melrose a Safer Place Mon, 18 Jun 2018 06:32:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 Melrose Police to Host Community Meeting on Opioids http://melrosepolice.net/2018/05/25/melrose-police-host-community-meeting-opioids/ http://melrosepolice.net/2018/05/25/melrose-police-host-community-meeting-opioids/#respond Fri, 25 May 2018 15:31:47 +0000 http://melrosepolice.net/?p=435697 The Melrose Police Department will host its monthly community meeting next week on opioids.

WHEN:

Wednesday, May 30

WHERE:

Milano Senior Center, 201 W Foster St.

WHO:

  • Melrose police officers
  • District Attorney Marian Ryan
  • Representatives from Cataldo Ambulance
  • First responders
  • Recovery specialists

WHAT:

As part of the Melrose Police Department’s monthly community policing initiative, the May meeting will be focused on opioids and providing resources to the public on how they can get loved ones the help they need to recover.

District Attorney Ryan will speak about warning signs and offer practical suggestions on how to help those struggling with addiction.

Representatives from Cataldo Ambulance will give an overview about Narcan and provide a training for attendees.

Information and resources will also be available at the meeting, which is free and open to attend.

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Melrose Police Partner with RESPOND Inc. to Increase Domestic Violence Services http://melrosepolice.net/2018/01/23/melrose-police-partner-respond-inc-increase-domestic-violence-services/ http://melrosepolice.net/2018/01/23/melrose-police-partner-respond-inc-increase-domestic-violence-services/#respond Tue, 23 Jan 2018 21:40:11 +0000 http://melrosepolice.net/?p=428568 6a015393f55fc9970b017d41137d32970c-800wi

Melrose Police Department
Michael L. Lyle, Chief
56 W. Foster St.
Melrose, MA 02176

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Melrose Police Partner with RESPOND Inc. to Increase Domestic Violence Services

Department to Hold Community Meeting to Provide Additional Information on Program

MELROSE —  Chief Michael L. Lyle is pleased to announce that Melrose Police Department is working with RESPOND Inc. to increase domestic violence services for residents.

RESPOND partners with individuals, families and communities to help victims of domestic violence by providing life-saving shelter, a crisis hotline, support services, training, education and more.

On Jan. 1, through a grant from the Violence Against Women Act, Victoria Helberg, a High Risk Program Specialist from RESPOND, began working with the Melrose Police Department, along with the Wakefield and Malden Police Departments to provide services and resources to victims of domestic violence.

“RESPOND is happy to expand our services within the City of Melrose by partnering with the police to further address the public health issue of Domestic Violence,” RESPOND CEO Jessica Brayden said.

To find out more about Melrose Police’s partnership with RESPOND, residents are invited to attend the department’s community meeting on Jan. 31 from 6-8 p.m. at the Milano Senior Center, 201 West Foster St.

During the meeting, Chief Lyle, Detective Daniel Ehlers, who leads the police department’s domestic violence division, a representative from RESPOND and the Melrose Alliance Against Violence will outline services and programs available to residents surrounding domestic violence.

“Our partnership with RESPOND is going to enhance everything that’s already in place with MAAV surrounding domestic violence,” Chief Lyle said. “We’re thankful to have this additional resource to help us further assist victims in whatever ways they need.”

The Jan. 31 event is part of the department’s monthly community meetings initiative, where police and other city and state officials gather to discuss prevalent topics with members of the community.

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Melrose Police Department to Host Coffee with A Cop Event http://melrosepolice.net/2017/04/18/melrose-police-department-host-coffee-cop-event/ http://melrosepolice.net/2017/04/18/melrose-police-department-host-coffee-cop-event/#respond Tue, 18 Apr 2017 20:44:41 +0000 http://melrosepolice.net/?p=363897 6a015393f55fc9970b017d41137d32970c-800wi

Melrose Police Department
Michael L. Lyle, Chief
56 W. Foster St.
Melrose, MA 02176

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Melrose Police Department to Host Coffee with A Cop Event

MELROSE — Chief Michael Lyle announces that the Melrose Police Department will host a Coffee with a Cop event as part of its April community meeting initiative.

The event will be held on Wednesday, April 26, from 5-7 p.m. at Bruegger’s Bagels, 496 Main St.

Members of the Melrose Police Department will be available to speak to residents on a topic of their choosing.

An initiative implemented throughout cities and towns nationwide, Coffee with a Cop is designed to provide a welcoming environment for residents to meet police officers and talk about what’s going on in their community.

This event is part of the department’s monthly community meetings initiative, where police and other city and state officials gather to discuss prevalent topics with members of the community.

“Every month, our goal is to provide the community with an opportunity to learn more about a topic or issue affecting this city,” Chief Lyle said. “In April, we wanted to give residents the opportunity to pick the topic and ask questions, share concerns, or simply have a friendly conversation with the members of the Melrose Police Department.”

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Photo: Melrose Police Host Successful Community Meeting on Narcan http://melrosepolice.net/2017/03/30/photo-melrose-police-host-successful-community-meeting-narcan/ http://melrosepolice.net/2017/03/30/photo-melrose-police-host-successful-community-meeting-narcan/#respond Thu, 30 Mar 2017 16:17:47 +0000 http://melrosepolice.net/?p=362844 6a015393f55fc9970b017d41137d32970c-800wi

Melrose Police Department
Michael L. Lyle, Chief
56 W. Foster St.
Melrose, MA 02176

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Photo: Melrose Police Host Successful Community Meeting on Narcan

Left to right: Ward 2 Alderman Jennifer Lemmerman, Police Chief Michael Lyle, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Alderman-at-Large Michael Zwirko.

MELROSE — Chief Michael Lyle is pleased to announce that the Melrose Police Department hosted a successful community meeting on nasal Naloxone (Narcan) yesterday.

The meeting was held at the Milano Senior Center from 6-8 p.m. and focused on educating participants on how to use the life-saving opioid reversal drug.

Narcan, an opioid antagonist, can quickly reverse the effects of a potentially fatal painkiller or heroin overdose by displacing the drug from the receptors in the brain. It has minimal side effects, is not dangerous if administered to a person who is not overdosing and it has no potential for abuse.

A trainer from Cataldo Ambulance demonstrated how to administer Narcan to an overdose victim, and 50 doses of the opioid-reversal drug, which were donated anonymously, were available to attendees.

As part of the presentation, a Stoneham woman who was revived with Narcan after overdosing spoke about her experiences with substance abuse and how addiction consumed her life. She has been sober for three years.

Other guest speakers included Chief Lyle, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan, and representatives from the Melrose Substance Abuse Coalition and the Hallmark Health COACHH Program.

Chief Lyle would like to thank District Attorney Ryan and everyone else who dedicated their time to the event.

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Melrose Police Department to Host Community Meeting on Narcan http://melrosepolice.net/2017/03/20/melrose-police-department-host-community-meeting-narcan/ http://melrosepolice.net/2017/03/20/melrose-police-department-host-community-meeting-narcan/#respond Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:23:50 +0000 http://melrosepolice.net/?p=362109 6a015393f55fc9970b017d41137d32970c-800wi

Melrose Police Department
Michael L. Lyle, Chief
56 W. Foster St.
Melrose, MA 02176

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, March 20, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Melrose Police Department to Host Community Meeting on Narcan

MELROSE — Chief Michael Lyle and Kathleen Guevara from the Melrose Substance Abuse Coalition announce that the Melrose Police Department will host its March community meeting on nasal Naloxone (Narcan) and how to use the life-saving opioid reversal drug.

Narcan, an opioid antagonist, can quickly reverse the effects of a potentially fatal painkiller or heroin overdose by displacing the drug from the receptors in the brain. It has minimal side effects, is not dangerous if administered to a person who is not overdosing and it has no potential for abuse.

All of Melrose’s police cruisers are equipped with Narcan and every officer is trained on how to use the reversal drug. Melrose Police have deployed Narcan on numerous occasions, giving victims another chance to seek treatment to overcome their addiction. Nasal Naloxone is also available for those in need without a prescription and is covered by most health insurance companies.

To best ensure that community members and families who fear their loved ones may overdose know how to access and use the drug, Melrose Police and the Substance Abuse Coalition will focus on educating participants on how to administer Narcan. The Melrose Police Department will distribute a number of Naloxone kits to attendees.

The community meeting will be held at the Milano Senior Center, 201 West Foster St., on Wednesday, March 29 from 6-8 p.m.

Guest speakers and presenters include a survivor of Narcan, Chief Lyle, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and representatives from Cataldo Ambulance and the Melrose Substance Abuse Coalition.

“We know that no community is immune to the negative effects of the nationwide opioid epidemic,” Chief Lyle said. “We certainly want residents and those with loved ones struggling with addiction to be equipped with Narcan and to know how and when to use the opioid reversal drug.”

The event is part of the department’s monthly community meetings initiative, where police and other city and state officials gather to discuss prevalent topics with members of the community.

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Melrose Police Department’s February Community Meeting Cancelled http://melrosepolice.net/2017/02/16/melrose-police-departments-february-community-meeting-cancelled/ http://melrosepolice.net/2017/02/16/melrose-police-departments-february-community-meeting-cancelled/#respond Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:49:06 +0000 http://melrosepolice.net/?p=360528 Chief Michael Lyle reports that the Melrose Police Department’s February community meeting has been cancelled. The meeting is rescheduled for March 29.

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Melrose Police Department’s November Community Meeting Moved to January http://melrosepolice.net/2016/11/28/melrose-police-departmentnovember-community-meeting-moved-to-january/ http://melrosepolice.net/2016/11/28/melrose-police-departmentnovember-community-meeting-moved-to-january/#comments Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:02:53 +0000 http://melrosepolice.net/?p=346637 The Melrose Police Department’s November Community Meeting, which was set for Wednesday, Nov. 30, has been moved to January due to scheduling conflicts.

Community members are invited to attend the meeting, which will be focused on reviewing the dynamics of addiction and providing local and state resources to community members, on Wednesday, Jan. 25. The event will be held at the the Milano Senior Center, 201 West Foster St., from 6-8 p.m.

This event is part of the department’s monthly community meetings initiative, where police and other city and state officials gather to discuss a prevalent topic with residents.

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Melrose Police Invite Residents to Attend May Community Meeting on Senior and Summer Safety http://melrosepolice.net/2016/05/13/melrose-police-invite-residents-attend-may-community-meeting-senior-summer-safety/ http://melrosepolice.net/2016/05/13/melrose-police-invite-residents-attend-may-community-meeting-senior-summer-safety/#comments Fri, 13 May 2016 19:25:41 +0000 http://melrosepolice.net/?p=280324 6a015393f55fc9970b017d41137d32970c-800wi

Melrose Police Department
Michael L. Lyle, Chief
56 W. Foster St.
Melrose, MA 02176

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, May 13, 2016

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Melrose Police Invite Residents to Attend May Community Meeting on Senior and Summer Safety

MELROSE – Chief Michael L. Lyle announces that the Melrose Police Department will host its May community meeting on senior and summer safety later this month. 

The meeting will be held at the Milano Senior Center, 201 West Foster St., on Wednesday, May 25 from 6-8 p.m.

Topics will include popular scams that often affect seniors, such as the IRS scam, the grandparent scam, lottery scam, computer phishing scam and utility scam.

Additionally, police will provide summer safety tips to those in attendance. Residents will be reminded to always lock their vehicles, while securing valuables in the trunk or taking them with them. The community will also be advised to alert neighbors and the police department when they’re going on vacation.

“Our community is not immune to the various scams out there today and we certainly want our residents to be aware so they can avoid becoming a victim,” Chief Lyle said. “At the same time, as families head off on their vacations, we encourage them to let the police department know and we will periodically check your home if it’s going to be vacant.”

This event is part of the department’s monthly community meetings initiative, where police and other city and state officials gather to discuss a prevalent topic with residents. Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Peter J. Malionek, Vice President, Regional Fraud Investigator from Eastern Bank will be in attendance.

May’s community meeting will be the last for the spring and summer. The initiative will resume in September.

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Melrose Police to Hold Community Meeting on Opioids http://melrosepolice.net/2016/03/21/melrose-police-hold-community-meeting-opioids/ http://melrosepolice.net/2016/03/21/melrose-police-hold-community-meeting-opioids/#comments Mon, 21 Mar 2016 18:57:34 +0000 http://melrosepolice.net/?p=280192 6a015393f55fc9970b017d41137d32970c-800wi

Melrose Police Department
Michael L. Lyle, Chief
56 W. Foster St.
Melrose, MA 02176

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, March 21, 2016

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Melrose Police to Hold Community Meeting on Opioids

MELROSE — Chief Michael L. Lyle announces that the Melrose Police Department will host its monthly community meeting next week to provide information and resources for those struggling with the disease of addiction.

The meeting will be held at the Milano Senior Center, 201 West Foster St., on Wednesday, March 30 from 6-8 p.m.

This event is part of the department’s monthly community meetings initiative, where police and other city and state officials gather to discuss a prevalent topic with residents.

Chief Lyle will provide attendees with an overview of the city’s crime statistics related to opioid overdoses. Detective Greg Forestell, Detective Sgt. Paul McNamara and a representative from the DEA New England Field Division will be available to contribute to the discussion and answer questions.

Additionally, guest speaker Michael Duggan from Wicked Sober will share his personal testimony surrounding addiction and explain services and treatment options available for recovery through his organization. Carol Plotkin and Beth Lucey from the Collaborative Outreach and Adaptable Care at Hallmark Health (COACHH) program will also be present to speak about the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital’s outpatient program. COACHH services patients who frequently visit the emergency room, those with a history of opioid use, and/or pregnant women with a history of substance use disorders by working to enhance access to healthcare and community resources.

“During this month’s meeting we’re going to take an in depth look at the current status of our city pertaining to opioid use and the resources available to residents looking to recover from their addiction,” Chief Lyle said. “This is certainly a fantastic opportunity for folks to find out more information surrounding the disease of addiction.”

The Melrose Police Department has also partnered with the Melrose Substance Abuse Coalition to combat the opioid epidemic. A prescription drug drop-off box is located in the lobby of the police station and available to the community 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Melrose is also part of the Massachusetts Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative — a regional grant program including Malden, Medford, Reading, Stoneham, and Wakefield that focuses on opioid use and overdose prevention, as well as raising awareness about addiction and how stigma affects all those touched by the disease.

“We applaud Melrose Police for their efforts in connecting individuals with a substance use disorder to long-term treatment, rather than the criminal justice system,” said Lauren Dustin assistant substance abuse prevention coordinator. “Not only does this provide a potentially lifesaving opportunity for recovery, but recognizing that addiction is a disease is an essential step in eliminating the stigma attached to it.”

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Melrose Police Cancel Monthly Community Meeting Due to Weather http://melrosepolice.net/2016/02/24/280137/ http://melrosepolice.net/2016/02/24/280137/#respond Wed, 24 Feb 2016 19:17:01 +0000 http://melrosepolice.net/?p=280137 The Melrose Police Department announces that due to the weather today their monthly community meeting has been cancelled.

The next meeting is scheduled for March 30, 6 p.m. at the Milano Senior Center.

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