Police Department

 Vision Statement

"The Shutesbury Police Department hopes to empower the residents with feelings of confidence and security through PREVENTION and EDUCATION, ultimately enhancing communication and understanding between the community and their Police officers."


  • General non-emergency: 259-1279 / 625-8200
  • For emergencies dial 911


Thomas E. Harding, Chief of Police   


  • Wendy Masiuk   Full-time Sergeant

  • Dan Fernandes   Full-time Officer   

  • David Shoemaker        Part-time Officer

  • Evan Golann                 Part-time Officer

  • Linda Newcomb          Part-time Officer

Dog Officer                  

Please contact our 24-hour dispatch center at 413-625-8200
IMMEDIATELY if you witness any suspicious vehicles, people, or
activity in your neighborhood. 

If the situation is an emergency please call 911.


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News & Updates


The Town of Shutesbury, Massachusetts  (population 1,800) located in scenic Franklin County between Amherst and Orange with an annual $6.5M budget, is seeking an experienced leader to serve as Police Chief.  The Police Chief is appointed by Selectboard, reports directly to that board and works within town-approved policies and practices. The Chief’s position is a strong chief who is a working chief, patrolling, responding to calls, and fulfilling the administrative duties of the position.