Archive for June, 2012
Lowell, MA – The Lowell Police Department will receive a $7,500 grant to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety. A $100,000 grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was made available through the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security for competitive grants to police departments. Awards range from $3,000 to $7,500 based on the population size of communities.
According to theMassachusettsTrafficRecordsAnalysisCenter(MassTRAC), from 2006 to 2010, more than 1600 bicyclists and pedestrians were injured in crashes and 360 of those resulted in death. Bicyclists and pedestrians are particularly vulnerable road users because unlike those in vehicles, there is nothing to protect them from the impact. Over 70 percent of bicycle and pedestrian crashes involve an injury, compared to 25 percent for all motor vehicle crashes.
“There are many techniques available to law enforcement agencies for protecting bicyclists and pedestrians on the road. With this funding, the Lowell Police Department will utilize a combination of targeted patrols and crosswalk law enforcement strategies. This will increase the number of accidents that are avoided and help ensure the safety of motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians in Lowell.” said Deputy Superintendent of Police Arthur Ryan.
TheLowellpolice department, in partnership with EOPSS, recognizes that traffic crashes are preventable, and is committed to using this grant to reduce the number of motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries relating to pedestrians and bicyclists inLowell. Any death or injury on our roadways is one too many.
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The Lowell Community Health Center Teen Coalition is preparing for the 17th annual Dance 4 Peace which will be held on August 1, 2012 Dance 4 Peace planning meetings begin Monday June 11th, 3pm at Middlesex Community College room 101. The group will be meeting on Mondays and Wednesdays until the event on August 1st! Audition dates for performers and emcees will be on July 10, 12, 17, 19th, 3-6 at MCC in room 101
COOL “In the Acre” Festival
Saturday, June 9th
North Common Amphitheater
A unique festival experience for visitors featuring a variety of different activities and interactive performances! Live art demonstrations, artistic spoken word and dance performances, public displays of art on the steps of the amphitheater, games, arts & crafts, and a variety of food from diverse local restaurants! Summer Program Information available at the Event For more information, contact COOL at 978-674-4260
LOWELL, MA (May 31, 2012) – A friendly reminder from the Lowell Police Department to have residents secure and remove any valuables from your vehicles. During the time period of January 1st until May 13th of 2012 there have been 258 breaks into motor vehicles. Of the 258 car breaks, 132 occurred in cars that were left unlocked. These numbers reflect that 51% of the car breaks in the City ofLowell could have potentially been avoided. The Lowell Police Department is utilizing every available resource to ensure the safety of the citizens and the protection of their property but we need your help. We are increasing uniformed patrols in areas where property crime has increased. These efforts have proven effective, but the best method of preventing crime is to work closely with the citizens ofLowell. Residents need to constantly be aware of their surroundings and to immediately report any activity that appears suspicious. They also need to lock their vehicles and secure any valuables inside from plain view. These small actions will go a long way in our attempts to protect your property. Criminals will usually only use force if there is something of value in plain view. The culprits will only take the risk of detection by smashing a window if the risk of detection is outweighed by the value of the property in plain view such as iPads, laptops, GPS units, etc. It is much easier for a suspect to wander the neighborhood undetected looking for unlocked vehicles that they can enter and rummage through looking for valuables.
The Lowell Police Department can be reached by calling the non-emergency line at (978) 937-3200. If you have any information on these particular crimes or other crimes you can report them to our Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (978) 459-TIPS (8477) and you could be eligible for a cash reward. All callers remain anonymous. You can also Text-a-tip 847411 (tip must begin with ”LPD tip”). We encourage our residents to follow us on our Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lowell-Police-Department-Official/329534741682 and LPD Twitter account @lowellpd for updates.