The Arlington Police Department has launched a news portal to serve as a hub for the latest updates and information about the agency’s various initiatives, events and incidents, Chief Julie Flaherty announced Monday, July 17.

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"We hope this new site will be a helpful resource for those who want to learn more about our department, are in need of resources or want to stay up to date on department happenings," Flaherty said in a news release. "It's important for us to keep the public informed about incidents, policing initiatives and community outreach and events, and this will be a central location for all APD news and information."

The portal, arlingtonpdnews.com, will act as an official source of information for residents in Arlington regarding all aspects of the police department’s work.
Among the information available on the site is:

  • A news blog.
  • Resources for domestic violence, substance use and more.
  • Community programs the department hosts or participates in.
  • Information on department services such as Homeless Outreach, Opiate Outreach Initiative and more.
  • Instructions for submitting an anonymous tip or filing a nonemergency police report.

A page featuring department policies and procedures will also be added to the site in the coming weeks.

The site is available to translate to several different languages and allows anyone to subscribe to receive news from the department automatically via email. It is also integrated into the department’s social-media channels and will automatically broadcast news blog content onto the Arlington Police Department Twitter feed.

With a clean, user-friendly and mobile responsive layout, the news blog website allows for easy navigation throughout the portal. It can be accessed on computers, cell phones and tablets.

Residents should still use the department's main website, arlingtonma.gov/departments/police, to view general information about APD's various units. 


This news announcement was published Monday, July 27, 2020. Leah Comins, the writer, works for John Guilfoil Public Relations, which provides news releases to the town. The company also created the news website.