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The Granby Police Department would like to welcome you to our web blog. The purpose of the blog is to keep you informed on current information. This Page is designed to compliment our web page. Please check back often for updates.

Granby Police, Ambulance and Fire Respond to Motorcycle Accident on Carver St.

Posted by Sgt O on 05 Sep 2017 | Tagged as: general

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On September 5, 2017 at approximately 14:15 Granby Police, Ambulance and Fire Department were dispatched to the area of 134 Carver St. for a reported accident between a motorcycle and a pickup truck. It was reported to dispatch that there were two people on the motorcycle one was unconscious and the other was talking and had an injury to her arm. While in route a mutual aid request for a second ambulance, from South Hadley District 1 Ambulance was called in. Upon arrival officers began rendering first aid to the patients and Granby Ambulance and Fire personnel arrived and care was transferred to them. The patients were then transported to area hospitals by Granby and South Hadley Ambulance. The operator of the motorcycle succumbed to his injuries upon arrival to the hospital. The operator’s information is being withheld pending family notification. The accident is being investigated by the Granby Police Department, the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis & Reconstruction Section and the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit attached to the Northwest District Attorney’s Office.

Granby Police Department Receives 911 Training Grant

Posted by Sgt O on 13 Jul 2017 | Tagged as: general

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The Granby Police Department has been rewarded $23,385.10 for the FY2018 911 Training Grant. This money will be used to keep all employees in compliance with the required training to answer the 911 system. This training will include Emergency Medical Dispatch, CPR and other required continuing education classes.

Granby Police Department to Participate in Click-it or Ticket Campaign

Posted by Sgt O on 16 May 2017 | Tagged as: general

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The Granby Police Department announced today that officers will be out in full force over the next few weeks in a continued effort to increase seat belt use, in support of the spring 2017, Click It or Ticket Mobilization. The increased patrols have been funded by a grant from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s. The focus of the increased patrols is to combine extra traffic enforcement, provide public information, and community outreach to reduce motor vehicle-related fatalities, injuries and economic loss. As the Summer Season approaches, the Granby Police Department would like to wish everyone a safe and happy summer and remind everyone to celebrate responsibly.

Town of Granby (MA) Full-time Dispatcher opening

Posted by Sgt O on 01 May 2017 | Tagged as: general

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The Granby Police Department is in the process of hiring a full time dispatcher.  Dispatchers are Union employees. Accordingly they pay dues and are subject to the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.  The starting pay for a fulltime dispatcher is approximately $35,700. Starting benefits currently include two weeks vacation, three personal days, paid sick leave, clothing allowance, education benefits and a professional development stipend.

Granby dispatch is an E911 PSAP that utilizes PowerPhone EMD protocols.  Prior dispatch training and employment is preferred but not mandatory.

Interested applicants need to fill out an application and provide a letter of interest to Chief of Police Alan Wishart no later than May 19th at 12:00PM.  Applicants are encouraged to supply a resume’ and letters of recommendation.  Applications are available online at www.granbypd.org or at the Granby Public Safety complex located at 259A East State Street, Granby, MA.

Questions regarding this position can be emailed to awishart@granbypd.org.

Police Department Announces D.A.R.E. Camp Dates

Posted by Sgt O on 31 Mar 2017 | Tagged as: general

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The Granby Police Department is now excepting applications for the 2017 DARE Basketball and Soccer Camps. The 2017 DARE Basketball Camp will run Monday July 10th - Friday July 14th (for grades 6-10) and Monday July 17th - Friday July 21st (Grades 3-6) Camp sessions run 9 am to 3 pm for session 1. NOTE:  Session 2 camp hours are reduced, Session 2 will run from 830 am to 1230 pm daily. 6th Graders may attend either session. Those 6th grade players who attend Session 1 can also attend Session 2 on a space available basis.

The 2017 DARE Soccer Camp will be held July 24th - July 28th and is available to student’s grades 3 -10 (grades as of 9/17). The camp will run from 8:30 to 12:30 daily and is available to all area youth.

For more information you can contact Officer James White by email jwhite@granbypd.org or at the police station 413-335-2021. Applications for the camp are available at the police station, or at the police department’s website  www.granbypd.org , under downloads, on the homepage of the website. Grades are as of September 2017. Camp fee is $50 (Discounts for multiple family members.) No child will be denied enrollment due to financial hardship.

Parking Ban in Effect Beginning Tomorrow Morning at 8am

Posted by Sgt O on 30 Mar 2017 | Tagged as: general

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The Town of Granby would like to announce that there will be a Parking Ban in effect from tomorrow, March 31st at 8am, until Saturday afternoon, April 1st at 4pm. This means that there is no on-street parking allowed.

South Hadley Resident Pleads Sentenced to 8 to 10 years for Rape

Posted by Sgt O on 27 Mar 2017 | Tagged as: general

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Gary Mackechnie, 60, of South Hadley, was sentenced to 8-10 years in state prison with 5 years of probation with numerous conditions after pleading guilty in Hampshire Superior Court, Thursday, March 23 to two counts of rape and abuse of a child and two counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14.

The charges stemmed from incidents that occurred in Granby between August 1990 to August 1992.

Granby Police Detective Barbara Fenn investigated.

Assistant District Attorney Caleb Weiner, who prosecuted the case, said, “The Northwestern District Attorney’s Office  would like to acknowledge the strength, courage and resolve of the victim in this case, and hopes that this sentence brings her some measure of justice and helps her continue to heal.”

Parking Ban in Effect Beginning Tomorrow Morning at 7am

Posted by Sgt O on 13 Mar 2017 | Tagged as: general

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The Town of Granby would like to announce that there will be a Parking Ban in effect from tomorrow, March 14th at 7am, until Thursday afternoon, March 16th at 12pm. This means that there is no on-street parking allowed.

Parking Ban in Effect Beginning Tomorrow Morning at 8am

Posted by Sgt O on 11 Feb 2017 | Tagged as: general

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The Town of Granby would like to announce that there will be a Parking Ban in effect from tomorrow, February 12th at 8am, until Monday afternoon, February 13th at 4pm. This means that there is no on-street parking allowed.

Parking Ban in Effect Tonight at Midnight

Posted by Sgt O on 08 Feb 2017 | Tagged as: general

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The Town of Granby would like to announce that there will be a Parking Ban in effect from tonight at midnight, February 9th, until Friday morning, February 10th at 8am. This means that there is no on-street parking allowed.

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