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The Holyoke Police Department is working very hard to reduce crime and impact violence in this industrious Western Massachusetts city.  The outstanding efforts of the men and women of the police department have resulted in a reduction in crime over the last two years.  Through the use of innovative initiatives and working with other city, state and federal agencies, the District Attorney’s office, and the United States Attorney’s office, the Holyoke Police Department has impacted crime and enhanced the quality of life of our residents. 

Under the direction of Mayor Alex B. Morse and the City Council, the members of the Holyoke Police Department are making Holyoke a safer place to live, work, and visit. Thank you for visiting our web site and our city.

James M. Neiswanger, Chief of Police



Firearms licensing will be processed on:

March 27th; 3PM to 5:45PM

April 6th & 7th; 3PM to 5:45PM

No licensing between 3/28 & 4/5

April 11th will resume normal processing hours of:

Tuesday and Wednesday between 3 PM and 5:45 PM.



Grant Notification


The City of Holyoke is eligible to receive a direct award of $35,400 from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program FY 2016 Local Solicitation issued by the office of Justice Programs of the U. S. Department of Justice. Funding from this grant can only be used for improving aspects of our local criminal justice system. It is the intention of the Holyoke Police Department to use the Justice Assistance Grant to upgrade our radio communications and combat gun violence in the city of Holyoke.  This upgrade will greatly improve officers portable radio communications which in turn will provide protection for our officers as they continue the work of providing a safe community environment and help in providing a better quality of life for all residents. The Holyoke Police Department will conduct training utilizing data-driven evidence-based strategies to combat gun violence and deeply entrenched violent crime in our community which will result in a better quality of life for all residents. It is the Holyoke Police Department’s mission to “Serve and Protect.” Comments may be e-mailed to or mailed to the Holyoke Police Department, 138 Appleton Street, Holyoke, MA 01040, Attention: Captain Matthew Moriarty, on or before June 23, 2016.




Bicycle and pedestrian injuries and fatalities are a critical national and local safety concern. From 2005-2010, 2,000 bicyclists and pedestrians were injured in Massachusetts and 420 persons died while walking on or near Massachusetts roadways.

The Highway Safety Division created the “Be Seen Be Safe” campaign, emphasizing safety tips and traffic regulations for pedestrians and bicyclists, as well as to alert drivers. As part of this campaign, and to augment your efforts, we have created a PSA video that educates viewers on safety precautions for bicyclists and pedestrians. If disseminated, we believe that the PSA will help reduce accidents, injuries and fatalities.

Link to video below:

The Holyoke Police department has partnered with the website "" which will allow anyone involved in a reported crash within the City limits to obtain a copy of their crash report on-line.


In an effort to provide citizens and insurance companies with the ability to obtain accurate and affordable crash reports as quickly as possible, our crash reports are now available for purchase online.  All online requests for crash reports can be made at BuyCrash.Com


BuyCrash.Com charges a nominal convenience fee for this service which is added to the cost of the report.  Involved parties that do not wish to pay the convenience fee can still come to the police station and pay only the cost of the report.


All questions related to BuyCrash.Com can be answered by visiting their website and clicking the Contact Us

A convenient link has been added to this page. Please take a look at the site.



                      James M. Neiswanger,  Chief of Police


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