Police Department

Joao A. Chaves, Chief of Police

Halifax PD Patch

"Police with the Community"


The Administrative Offices at the Halifax Police Station are once again open to the public. 

Effective immediately the Halifax Police Department will no longer accept CASH.  Please have Checks or Money Order made payable to TOWN OF HALIFAX.  Thank you for your understanding.

2021 National Drug Take Back Day

National Drug Take Back Day will be held on Saturday, Ocober 23, 2021 between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm.

National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness month, Halifax Police Department is joining with AAA in encouraging all motorists to eliminate distracted driving by following these tips

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2019 distracted driving crashes killed 3,142 people in the U.S., an average of 9 deaths per day. That number was up 10 percent from the year before (2,839 deaths in 2018). In southern New England (RI/MA/CT), 35 people died in 2019 as a result of distracted driving.

Put it away. Place your mobile device out of sight to prevent temptation.

Know where you’re going. If using a navigation system, program the destination before driving.

Pull over. If you must call or text while on the road, pull off the road safely and stop first.

Ask passengers for help. If riding with someone, seek their help to navigate, make a call or send a message.

Be a good passenger. Speak out if the driver of your vehicle is distracted.

Don’t be a distraction.  Avoid calling or texting others when you know they are driving.

Activate Do Not Disturb. Setting up this feature on iPhone or Android device will prevent calls from coming in while you’re driving.

Everyone should prevent being intexticated. Just as drivers need to pay attention, so do pedestrians and bicyclists. Never call, text or play games while walking or cycling.


Prescription Medication Drop Box

There is a new drop box for prescription medications at the Halifax Police Station. READ MORE...

Mission Statement

The mission of the Halifax Police Department is to maintain our efficiency as law enforcement professionals while working with the community to improve the quality of life of the citizens of Halifax.

Anonymous Tips

If you would like to leave an anonymous tip, you can call (781) 293-5761 Ext. 182

Joao A. Chaves

Chief of Police


Antoinette Tripolone Ross

Administrative Assistant