Randolph Police Donates Refurbished Trailer to High School Blue Devils Marching Band

Randolph Police Department
William Pace, Police Chief
41 South Main St.
Randolph, MA 02368

For Immediate Release

Friday, Aug. 16, 2019

Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: [email protected]

Randolph Police Donates Refurbished Trailer to High School Blue Devils Marching Band

RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace is pleased to announce that the Randolph Police Department recently donated a refurbished police equipment transport trailer to the Randolph High School Blue Devils Marching Band.

The trailer, previously used to transport police equipment, was no longer being used by the department. With the help of the Randolph Department of Public Works and two local businesses, the trailer was restored inside and out and donated to the band. The trailer was donated and refurbished earlier this summer and was put in use by the band this week.

On Thursday, the marching band brought the trailer to the police department and town hall and performed part of their new 2019 field show for Chief Pace, Town Manager Brian Howard and a representative from public works to show their appreciation for the donation.

“We’re happy to be able to support the Blue Devils Marching Band and hope this trailer will serve them well for years to come,” Chief Pace said. “Projects like this are excellent representations of the community policing initiatives our department is proud to take on.”

The trailer will be used by the band to transport equipment to area field show competitions. For several weekends each fall, the Blue Devils Marching Band, under the direction of Adam Shekleton, participates in competitions at other area high schools as part of the New England Scholastic Band Association (NESBA).

Each weekend during the field show season, the band transports equipment and props for approximately 70 students. Before the Randolph Police Department’s trailer donation, the band would rent a truck every weekend through the music booster program to transport its equipment.

“We’re thankful to Chief Pace and the Randolph Police Department for thinking of us with this donation,” Shekleton said. “It’s great to have a trailer of our own so we can more effectively transport our equipment from competition to competition.”

Chief Pace would like to thank the Randolph Department of Public Works, L&W Auto Body in Randolph and Mark’s Signs Plus in Randolph for their work restoring, painting and adding decals to the trailer.

“The donated and refurbished trailer is another example of the positive collaboration between the Randolph Police Department, the Randolph Public Schools, DPW and local businesses,” said Town Manager Brian Howard. “We’re so pleased with how it turned out and can’t wait to see it on the road.”

Click here for video of the band’s visit to the Police Department.

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Randolph Police Remind Residents to Lock Their Car Doors at Night During National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month

Randolph Police Department
William Pace, Police Chief
41 South Main St.
Randolph, MA 02368

For Immediate Release

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: [email protected]

 

Randolph Police Remind Residents to Lock Their Car Doors at Night During National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month

RANDOLPH – Chief William Pace and the Randolph Police Department would like to remind residents this month to properly secure their vehicles to prevent theft and avoid being an easy target for thieves.

July is National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month and according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than three-quarters of a million vehicles were stolen in the United States in 2017. The value of these stolen vehicles is nearly $6 billion.

“Many vehicle break-ins are smash-and-grab type of crimes,” Chief Pace said. “The vehicles most likely to be broken into are ones where thieves can see things of value they can quickly and easily take. Removing or hiding your valuables makes your vehicle much less attractive to thieves.”

The NHTSA and Randolph Police remind vehicle owners to use common sense when parking and exiting your vehicle.

  • Take your key, don’t leave it in your vehicle.
  • Close all windows and lock all doors.
  • Never leave valuables in your vehicle, and if you do, make sure they are out of sight.
  • Never leave credit cards/debit cards, cash or your wallet or purse inside of your vehicle overnight.
  • Park in well-lit areas or preferably inside a garage, if possible. Install lights with motion sensors near where you park your vehicle.
  • Get in the routine of double-checking that your vehicle is locked and secure each night around 9 p.m. This is known as the 9 p.m. Routine.

If your vehicle has been stolen or broken into, follow these steps:

  • Call 911 to report a vehicle theft or break-in.  A copy of the police report and/or a case number will be needed to provide to your insurance company.
  • You may be asked to provide the license plate number, make, model and color of the car, the VIN number and any identifying characteristics.
  • Contact your insurance company to file a claim within 24 hours of when you discovered your vehicle was stolen or broken into.
  • If you find your vehicle before authorities, contact the police immediately and then your insurance company.

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