The Patrol Division is the primary function of the Ludlow Police Department and consists of a majority of the personnel within the Department. The Patrol Division are uniformed officers that provide traditional police services to the community operating on a 24-hour/7-day-a-week schedule so that there are always officers within the Town of Ludlow.
The Patrol Division’s primary responsibilities include general and specific patrol functions, consisting of but not limited to the following responsibilities and areas of expertise: traffic enforcement; motor vehicle crash response; bike patrols; peace-keeping details; emergency call response; medical emergencies response; domestic violence intervention; preliminary investigations; follow-up investigations; warrant services; summons services; and a variety of alarm response calls. In 2018 the Ludlow Police Department logged 17,350 requests for service. Of these requests, 1,684 involved investigations/incidents, 633 reportable motor vehicle accidents and 645 arrests.
Patrol Officers are assigned to 1 of 4 patrol districts throughout the Town of Ludlow in both marked and unmarked patrol vehicles. Their vehicles are equipped with emergency lighting, radio systems, computer terminals, and a variety of other Law Enforcement tools and patrol equipment to include basic medical response gear.
All Officers—regardless of their assignments, designations and specialty units—undergo a rigorous field training program and are fully trained though the Massachusetts Municipal Police Training Committee. Officers must meet and exceed training expectations and demonstrate proficiency in all aspects of law enforcement. The Ludlow Police Department is also certified through the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission (M.P.A.C), which holds the department to a higher level of pride, professionalism and Law Enforcement standards.
The Patrol Officer is typically the first officer the community sees and encounters, dealing with a wide variety of problems and aims to please the community with dignity and respect while providing a professional service to any citizen at any time.
Submit a Traffic Complaint
Use the below form to report areas of speeding or of traffic snarls and backups. Together we can improve driving safety and conditions in our town.
*This form is not intended for use in a motor vehicle accident. Please dial 911 in an emergency.