The Freetown Police Department is committed to providing the highest level of public safety and service to the citizens and business people within the community. The members of the Department are empowered to enforce the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the By-laws of the Town of Freetown to ensure that the peace and tranquility of our community is maintained and that crime and the fear of crime are reduced.
Please take a few minutes to explore the various components of our website. I hope that you will find it informative and helpful. I invite you to call us should you desire further information or simply wish to speak with one of our officers.
You are always invited to contact me at 508-763-4017 or by e-mail at:
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Freetown Police Department’s Website. I hope that you find our site to be a resource in your search for information about our police department. The site was created to showcase the outstanding members of this department as they work to improve the quality of life in our community.
The Town of Freetown, located in Southeastern Massachusetts, is among one of the 20 communities in Bristol County. The town has a total land area of 36.6 square miles and an additional water area of 1.7 square miles. The town borders the cities of Fall River and New Bedford, and the towns of Acushnet, Berkley, Dartmouth, Lakeville, and Rochester. Two state highways (Routes 24 & 140) travel through our community. Our town also includes a substantial area of the 5,411-acre Freetown State Forest, located in the heart of our community, and offering recreationists 50 miles of unpaved roads and trails.
The Town of Freetown’s unique location provides us with both challenges and many opportunities. It is the goal of the men and women of the Freetown Police Department to provide the finest quality, professional law enforcement services to our community.
Message from the Chief of Police
Carlton E. Abbott, Jr., Esq.
Chief of Police