Fairhaven Police Department

Chief Michael Myers
Address 1 Bryant Lane
Fairhaven MA 02719
Phone 508-997-7421
Fax 508-997-3147
Website https://fairhavenpolice.org/

About the Fairhaven Police Department.

Fairhaven has a year round population of just over 16,000 and has 12.53 square miles of land area, plus over 17 miles of coast line. The town is situated on Buzzard’s Bay on the south coast of Massachusetts and shares a busy commercial harbor with the city of New Bedford.

The Fairhaven Police Department employs 41 full-time and 4 part-time personnel. We have 34 full-time and 2 permanent/intermittent officers. There are 5 full-time communications personnel and one clerk as well as a part-time custodian.

The sworn personnel consist of a police chief, a captain, two lieutenant’s, six sergeants and 24 patrol officers. A sergeant and 5 officers are assigned as detectives. One of the detectives also serves as the domestic violence and elder protection officer. Two officer’s are  assigned to the Fairhaven High School and Hastings Middle School full-time during the school year as School Resource Officers. We also have officers assigned to marine patrol duties on our department’s 25-foot police Safe Boat berthed in the Fairhaven-New Bedford Harbor.

There are 6 officers who serve the department’s police honor guard who participate in parades and other ceremonial events. The Fairhaven Police Department is responsible for law enforcement in the Town of Fairhaven and adjacent waters. Fairhaven is a member of the Southeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council.

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