Distributed via CodeRed: This is Chief Eric Shears of the Merrimac Police Department. I am making this non-emergency CodeRed call on behalf of the Merrimac Police Department and the State 911 Department. There is a 911 Outage in most of Massachusetts. CenturyLink, the carrier that provides nationwide SS7 services to many other carriers, is having […]
MERRIMAC — Chief Eric Shears and the Public Safety Building Committee would like to invite community members to a public forum to ask questions and learn more about the town’s proposal to build a new police station. The new facility will allow the Merrimac Police Department to provide quality service to community members in a safe, secure […]
Our thoughts are with those residents and first responders in Andover, North Andover and Lawrence as they deal with the numerous suspected gas explosions. At this time there are no reported incidents effecting Merrimac. Some of our communities fire resources have responded per mutual aid protocols.
The Merrimac Police Department is now hiring for (2) full-time dispatch and part-time dispatch openings. Upon successful training and certification, the full-time position pay will start at $20.16 per hour. The part-time position will pay $17.42 per hour. Summary: A dispatcher is the primary contact to the public and law enforcement personnel entering the police […]
A heat wave is coming to New England, and residents are urged to take all precautions necessary to stay safe and healthy. Temperatures will be in the 80s today, but Saturday-Thursday will see five straight days of temperatures over 90 degrees, with Sunday-Tuesday featuring temperatures that will approach 100 degrees. The following information was released […]
Santa is coming tonight! Tune in here LIVE starting at 4:15 p.m. as Santa Claus begins his journey to every home in Merrimac, starting at the Merrimac Fire Station. The Merrimac Police and Fire Departments have the honor of escorting Santa through town tonight, and the North Pole has informed us of his exact route […]
MERRIMAC — Fire Chief Ralph Spencer and Police Chief Eric M. Shears report that a major fire destroyed an apartment building Friday morning. Police officers and firefighters responded at 8:43 a.m. to the Greenleaf Park apartments, located at 1 Greenleaf Drive for an activated fire alarm. Fire was evident immediately upon arrival, and Working Fire, […]
Local police and fire informing parents of a new Snapchat feature that allows users, including children, to share their exact location with others.
As residents prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, area public safety officials are sharing important reminders and tips with their communities
West Newbury, Groveland and Merrimac police and fire depts. conducted a simulated fatal motor vehicle crash watched by students at Pentucket High School