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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.

Parking Ban in Effect this Afternoon Beginning at 4pm

Posted by Sgt O on 29 Jan 2019 | Tagged as: general

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There will be a Parking Ban in effect beginning this afternoon January 29th at 4pm, until Wednesday January 30th at 4pm. This means that there is no on-street parking allowed.

Granby Police Awarded Car Seat Grant!!

Posted by Sgt O on 22 Jan 2019 | Tagged as: general

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Press Release

January 22, 2019

Granby Police Department Awarded Child Passenger Safety Grant

Grant Will Make Car Seats Available to Residents in Need

The Granby Police Department has recently been awarded a Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Grant that will be used to purchase car seats for distribution to local families in need. The Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, Office of Grants and Research- Highway Safety Division awarded grants totaling over $190,000 to 58 local police and fire departments, non-profit agencies, and hospitals. The Granby Police Department is one of over 235 car seat inspection sites in Massachusetts, with a certified technician(s) available to ensure children’s seats are installed correctly.

Nationwide, traffic crashes are a leading cause of death for children of all ages. Properly installed car and booster seats have been proven to reduce the risk of death and injury to children involved in crashes, yet the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that nearly 60 percent of all seats are installed incorrectly.

State law requires all children riding in passenger motor vehicles to be in a federally approved child passenger restraint that is properly fastened and secured according to the manufacturer’s instructions until they are 8 years old or over 57 inches tall. When children outgrow their booster seats, they must wear a seat belt.

This grant helps us better serve families who find it difficult to afford car and booster seats to protect their children. We can also assist parents and caregivers with the proper installation of their child’s seats. If you would like to schedule an appointment for inspection to ensure your seat is properly installed in your vehicle or for installation of a new seat, please the police department at (413)467-9222.

For a full listing of organizations being awarded this grant, please visit

www.mass.gov/…/grant-award-notifications-highway-safety-div….

For a listing of car seat inspection sites statewide, please visit www.mass.gov/carseats.

The Granby Police Department has Scheduled Dates for a Rape Aggression Defense System (RAD).

Posted by Sgt O on 08 Jan 2019 | Tagged as: general

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The Granby Police Department has scheduled dates for a Rape Aggression Defense System (RAD). The class will take place at the East Meadow School in Granby. This twelve-hour course will be broken up into six, two-hour classes. Below are the times and dates.

1. Monday, March 18, 2019 from 6pm to 8pm

2. Wednesday, March 20, 2019 from 6pm to 8pm

3. Friday, March 22, 2019 from 6pm to 8pm

4. Monday, March 25, 2019 from 6pm to 8pm

5. Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 6pm to 8pm

6. Friday, March 29, 2019 from 6pm to 8pm

Classes will be available for women ages 13 years and older. Participates under 18 will need to have a parental consent form filled out and submitted prior to the start of class. Participants will need to complete and submit the registration form by Monday March 11th, 2019.

What is RAD?

The Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) System is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. It is a comprehensive course for women that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing to the basics of hands-on defense training.

RAD is not a martial arts program. Our courses are taught by certified RAD instructors and provide students with a workbook/reference manual. This manual outlines the entire physical defense program for reference and continuous personal growth. The RAD System of physical defense is taught at many colleges and universities. The growing, widespread acceptance of this system is primarily due to the ease, simplicity and effectiveness of the tactics, solid research and unique teaching methodology.

The RAD Systems is dedicated to teaching women defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault by using easy, effective and proven self-defense tactics. The system of realistic defense will provide the knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance.

RAD classes are offered at no charge.

Course Description

Twelve-hour basic physical defense class. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring water and snacks.

Registration Form

Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Sgt O on 31 Dec 2018 | Tagged as: general

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The Granby Police Department would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year, and want to remind everyone to celebrate the holiday responsibly.

911 Cell Phone Calls Possibly not Going Through

Posted by Sgt O on 28 Dec 2018 | Tagged as: general

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As most residents have probably heard by now the State 911 system encountered issues with cell phone calls earlier this morning. The issues are actually the result of a national issue that has effected certain cell phone carriers. As of a few minutes ago the department was advised that the system was again having issues. If you have an emergency please call 911, if it does not go through due to these issues you can call our emergency PSAP # 413-467-7911, or the business line at 413-467-9222. As soon as we know the issues have been rectified we will update this message.

Happy Holidays!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Sgt O on 23 Dec 2018 | Tagged as: general

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The Granby Police Department would like to wish everyone Happy Holidays, and remind everyone to celebrate the season responsibly.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Sgt O on 21 Nov 2018 | Tagged as: general

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The Granby Police Department would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and remind everyone to celebrate this Holiday Season responsibly

Parking Ban in Effect This Afternoon Beginning at 5pm

Posted by Sgt O on 15 Nov 2018 | Tagged as: general

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There will be a parking ban in effect from 5:00 PM on Thursday November 15th until 5:00 PM on Friday November 16th. No on street parking is aloud during the parking ban.

Granby Police Fire and Ambulance Personnel, as well as South Hadley Fire and Ambulance Personnel Respond to Rollover Accident on Amherst St.

Posted by Sgt O on 19 Oct 2018 | Tagged as: general

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On October 19, 2018 at approximately 11:45, Granby Police, Fire, and Ambulance Personnel, were dispatched to the intersection of Amherst St. and Aldrich St. for what was reported as a motor vehicle crash with a vehicle on its side. While in route responders were advised that callers were now reporting that there were three people in the vehicle and one was unconscious. At this time, Granby Ambulance Personnel requested another paramedic ambulance from South Hadley District 1 and an Engine from South Hadley District 2 to come and assist as well.

Upon arrival, a Honda Element was observed on its side and several people were standing around the vehicle. Officers also observed a second vehicle, a silver Subaru with front end damage. It was learned from witnesses that the Honda Element was traveling south on Amherst St. when the vehicle left the roadway and went up an embankment and the vehicle rolled over at least two time and crashed in to the silver Subaru that was traveling northbound. The passengers from the Honda Element were transported to local hospitals for their injuries, the operator of the Honda Element had regained consciousness prior to being extricated from the vehicle. The operator of the Subaru was not injured. The crash is being investigated by the Granby Police.

Police ask for help locating missing Granby man

Posted by Sgt O on 28 Sep 2018 | Tagged as: general

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