Massachusetts Police Accreditation Assessment Scheduled for North Andover Police Department – March 5, 2019

Chief Charles Gray is pleased to announce that a team of assessors from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission is scheduled to arrive on March 5, 2019, to begin a three-day assessment examining various aspects of the North Andover Police Department’s Policies and Procedures, Operations and Facility.

Verification by the Assessment Team that the Department meets the Commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to maintain state Accreditation, a self-initiated evaluation process by which police departments strive to meet and maintain standards that have been established for the profession, by the profession.

The Massachusetts Police Accreditation Program consists of 257 mandatory standards as well as 125 optional standards.  In order to achieve accreditation status, the Department must continue to meet all applicable mandatory standards as well as 60% of the optional standards.  
 
Achieving Accreditation is a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence. The North Andover Police Department previously received the award in 2010, 2013 and 2016.

Anyone interested in learning more about this program is invited to contact Chief Gray or the Department’s Accreditation Manager, Sergeant Gene Salois.
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CURBSIDE CHRISTMAS TREE COLLECTION WILL BEGIN WEDNESDAY, JAN 2ND

Curbside Christmas Tree Collection will begin WEDNESDAY, JAN 2. The Town’s DPW truck will be coming by one day each week to collect trees. This service will END FRIDAY, JAN 18. Place your tree curbside on the Sunday of each week to be sure you won’t be missed.
Please make sure that all of your decorations are removed, including the stand. (Don’t forget any lights, wires, screws or any other hazards). Trees with hazards will be left at the curb for you to dispose of. Also, remember to keep your tree freed from the snow.
Please note that this is for trees ONLY, the DPW cannot chip Christmas wreaths or garland.  
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TOMORROW Wednesday, October 17th is the LAST DAY to register to vote or change party affiliation | The MA State Election will be held on Tues, Nov 6 | Early voting begins on Mon, Oct 22 and ends on Fri, Nov 2

The MA State Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at the North Andover High School.  
The polls are open from 7:00 AM until 8:00PM.  
School is not in session.
The deadline to register to vote or change party affiliation is Wednesday, October 17, 2018.
The Town Clerk's Office will be open until 8:00PM for registration or absentee voting. 
Absentee ballots are now available for this election. The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot or vote in person is Noon on Monday, November 5, 2018. 
Voters may come to the Town Clerk’s office during business hours and vote in person.   
An absentee ballot may be requested to be mailed. Please allow sufficient time for the ballot to be mailed out and returned by 8:00PM on election day.   
There will be Early Voting at North Andover Town Hall, 120 Main Street, from October 22 through November 2.  
Early Voting will take place during normal business hours and on Saturday, October 27, 2018 between 9:00AM and 1:00PM.  
In-person Early Voting closes at the end of business hours (12pm) on Friday, November 2, 2018.
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