November 2008

Monthly Archive

Happy Thanksgiving

Posted by admin on 27 Nov 2008 | Tagged as: general

The members of the Granby Police Department would like to wish you all a safe and Happy Thanksgiving…Remember we are here if you need us.

Granby PD receives Highway Safety Grant

Posted by chief on 25 Nov 2008 | Tagged as: general

The Granby Police department hs received a grant in the amount of $8400 to conduct extra patrols. The first mobilization will begin within the week and will concentrate on seat belt law enforcemnt.


Ptl. James White graduates from the Police Academy….

Posted by admin on 21 Nov 2008 | Tagged as: general


Ptl. James White has graduated from the Criminal Justice Training Council Police Academy, held at Boylston. James was able to attend an abbreviated Academy due to the fact that he has  Batchelors Degree in Criminal Justice from Westfield State College.  He will be assigned to a “split shift” of M-8 and 8-4. James is a Granby High grad and he and his wife  Erica  (Bischoff) live here in Granby. James is a welcome addition to the force, and the entire Department congratulates him and wishes him the best of luck!

Advisory on RMV budget cuts

Posted by chief on 11 Nov 2008 | Tagged as: general

Beginning Monday, November 3, 2008, the RMV will delay the opening hours of most branches by a half hour from 8:30am to 9 am. Hours of operation will also change at the 18 branches  that have extended hours to 7pm on Thursdays. These branches will now be open from 10 am to 6 pm.

The RMV will eliminate courtesy notices that are sent to customers for the following services:

New dispatchers hired

Posted by chief on 07 Nov 2008 | Tagged as: general

James Laflamme and Therese Fagnant  have been hired as weekend part-time dispatchers. Both individuals come highly recommended and were selected from a pool of 9 applicants. Laflamme is a Granby resident and a member of the Auxiliary Department. Fagnant  is a full-time public safety dispatcher for Mt. Holyoke Police department.They will work the weekend Midnight- 8am shift.


Donations fund K-9 cruiser

Posted by chief on 07 Nov 2008 | Tagged as: general


Due to the generosity of several local businesses, RALPH,the Department’s narcotic detection dog, has a re-fitted k-9 vehicle.  Sergeant Mark Smith led an effort to re-fit an old cruiser for use by the k-9. Prior to that, R and his handler, School Resource Officer Kurt Carpenter, used the department’s 4 wd. This vehicle was not meant for this purpose. The “new” k-9 vehicle has a specially designed rear seat, fans for cooling the vehicle  in the summer, and is designed for k-9’s.  The unit was purchased and installed after donations from Florence Savings Bank and Waste Management. In addition. Pleasant Street Auto Body donated some body work and re-painting on the vehicle.

More Car breaks

Posted by admin on 04 Nov 2008 | Tagged as: general


More cars have been reported broken into On Easton/Aldrich/Batchelor Street areas.

Please remove valuables from your vehicles and report anything suspicious.