June 8, 2006
To The Residents of Bolton,
I am deeply honored to have been selected as your Chief of Police. You can be confident that the faith and trust you have placed in me will be a guiding factor in any decision I make, and the overall direction of the Bolton Police Department. You were well served and represented in the town’s search process for a new Chief by both the Police Chief Search Committee, your Board of Selectmen, and Town government officials, particularly the Town Administrator. The process was both thorough and demanding. This dedicated group volunteered countless hours, and tremendous hard work, always with the best interest of the residents of Bolton, and the members of the Bolton Police Department in mind.
As the Police Department moves into its 75th year of service to the citizens of the Town of Bolton, we stand together, committed, as a team of dedicated professionals. We are determined to carry out our mission to provide a safe and secure community to all those who live, travel, or work, within our borders, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We strive to be responsive to the needs of the community, and maintain open lines of communication on a continual basis. We encourage your input, opinions, and assistance whenever possible.
The safety of any community is a shared responsibility between residents, local business, and government officials, to include public safety professionals. Working together, we can ensure that the quality of life we all desire in our community will continue for us, and our children. As a Bolton resident myself, I too have a vested interest in preserving the tradition, spirit, and beauty of our community. There is a reason why we all chose to live in Bolton. One merely has to look around at the natural beauty that surrounds us, and the qualities, values, and community spirit of our neighbors.
The Bolton Police Department is dedicated to preserving this feeling of safety, community involvement, and mutual respect and trust that so defines our town. Working together with our fellow public safety members of the Bolton Fire Department and Ambulance Squad, the Nashoba Student EMT Cadets, School Department personnel, our Highway Department, and all the other town agencies that serve the community on a daily basis, we can ensure that the tradition of excellence this community is known for, lives on.
Vincent C. Alfano, Chief of Police
Bolton Police Child Passenger Seat Safety Technicians Inspect and Properly Install your child seat in your vehicle.
The Bolton Police Department has officers who are Certified by the State of Massachusetts as Child Passenger Safety Seat technicians. These officers attend a 32 hour training course provided by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Massachusetts Governor's Highway Safety Bureau. The technicians serve as a resource to the residents of Bolton regarding the proper installation of child car and booster seats.
A car seat installation can take a minimum of 45 minutes and potentially last longer based upon whether the car seat is a match to the child and the automobile. Safety checks are conducted in order to educate parents about the reduction of injuries to a child if the child is in the car when the automobile is involved in a crash. Technicians also check to ensure that there are no Manufacturer Recalls on the car/booster seat.
Many car seats checked by the department's certified technicians have not:
- Been properly installed,
- Been properly used, or
- Incompatible with the automobile.
Technicians discourage the following:
- The use of aftermarket products (items that are not supplied in the original manufacturer's packaging)
- Recycling seats among family and friends
- Using car/booster seats longer than six (6) years (due to potential breakdown of the car seat's structural integrity)
All safety checks of car seats are available by Appointment Only - an Application for A Child Safety Seat Inspection and Installation Appointment can be found here.