Department News

Congratulations Assistant Fire Chief Sands!

Congratulations to our friend and colleague Assistant Fire Chief Sands for his well deserved promotion.  He was sworn in on Monday by Town Clerk Joanne Shifres, and was accompanied by his family, Fire Chief Russell, and several members of the Fire and Police Department.


Thank you to Sgt. Steve Manning & our School Resource Team

Today was another great DARE/School Resource Officer golf fundraising tournament held at the Vesper.   This annual tournament, now in it’s 23rd year, supports our school resource officer program and other school safety programs.  This event began under the leadership of retired Sgt. Joe Pivirotto.  Thank you to Sgt. Steve Manning for the incredible care and hard work he puts into this event, and the entire School Resource officer program, year after year.  Also, a thank you to all of our School Resource Officers for their work at this event, and for all of you who took part to make this another successful year.  Finally, a special thank you to the Vesper Country Club for all you do to support this event.

Chief Howe


Today we honor the memory of Chief Dispatcher Glenna Greenslade

It’s been three years since we lost our dear friend and coworker, Glenna Greenslade, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.  In addition to being a proud mom and grandmother, Glenna was a dedicated part of our team who worked full-time with our department since 1998, becoming the Chief Dispatcher in 2000.

Glenna was a valued friend to so many of us, and was deeply respected for her dedication to her job, and her respect, honesty and sense of humor with her fellow coworkers.  Even when she was sick she came to work everyday when she was physically able, and remained the positive person she had always been.  I personally and professionally miss her presence here, and our many long conversations about family and our jobs.

Rest in Peace Glenna, we miss you.

Chief Howe & The Tyngsborough Police Department Family





State Police helicopter

There has been a State Police Helicopter in the area for a short time, it is regarding a missing female reported from North Andover Police.  There is no danger to the public.

Traffic lights at Swan & Westford Road

We are aware that there have been ongoing issues with the traffic lights at the intersection of Swan & Westford Road.  We are working with the town and contractors to rectify the situation as soon as possible. 

Job well done Dispatcher Murray & Ofc. Caissie; baby delivered!

Job well done to Dispatcher Bonnie Murray and Ofc. Edward Caissie for their response to a 911 call from a residence on Monday, August 5th, for a report that there was a woman in labor.  Upon taking the call, Dispatcher Murray used her emergency medical dispatch training and talked the callers through how to deliver the baby safely.  Ofc. Caissie arrived and found that the baby was already on the way, he immediately took action and supported the baby and helped everyone stay calm during the birth.  The Fire Department assisted and the baby was born without complications.

Thank you to Dispatcher Murray,  Officer Caissie and the Tyngsborough Fire Department for using their training and taking quick action!  


Chief Howe