Department News

Thank you TPD team for donations to our seniors

I want to express my sincere gratitude and pride with all members of our team at the Tyngsborough Police Department. Many members of our department donated money to raise $300 in quarters for seniors at Red Pine Terrace, and another $360 in quarters for seniors at Brinley Terrace. These quarters were dispersed to seniors in the last few weeks for them to use for washing and drying their clothes. Also, thank you to the administration at Tyngsborough Housing for their assistance in dispersing these quarters and taking care of our seniors during this challenging time.
Another job well done, thank you all, Chief Howe

Update from National Grid on power restoration

I just received an update from National Grid; They currently have 20 crews working on broken poles, downed wires and power outages in Tyngsborough, Westford & Chelmsford. They are bringing in additional help and expect to have a total of 40 crews by 1pm today. Although they cannot guarantee a restoration time, they are hopeful that they will have power restored for Tyngsborough and surrounding communities by 11 pm tonight.  In addition to the Scribner Road area, we are aware of other pockets of power outages. They are likely the result of downed power lines in surrounding communities. We will have a continual police presence in the Scribner area while the power remains out.

Please be safe, Chief Howe

Downed Power lines, power outages

As a result of last nights storm there are a significant number of trees and power lines down in the Scribner Hill area. Police and fire personnel are on scene, we are waiting for an update from National Grid regarding clean up and power restoration…..Please do not attempt to approach downed trees or wires, do not attempt to drive around these areas, find an alternative route. We will provide updates as we receive them

Here is a list of the specific roads and areas of closures; please understand that this list may be updated further; 347 Westford Road, #41, #50 Scribner Rd., Groton @ Davis Road, 8 Davis Road, Idaho Drive, Ingalls, Curtis Rd.@ Patricia (the only area on the West Side that we are aware of)

There are 2 tree crews in the area right now removing trees from roadways, once they have completed their work, National Grid has crews ready to come in and restore power. We will provide power restoration updates as we receive them.

Thank you, please be safe, Chief Howe

Peace Officers Memorial Day on Friday, May 14th

Town of Tyngsborough residents,

Tomorrow, May 15th, is Peace Officers Memorial Day, and this week is celebrated as “Police Week”.   In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as a day to honor Peace officer’s who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.    

On behalf of the Tyngsborough Police Department, please join me in thanking our Police Officers for the job they perform in serving our community.    I’m proud of this department, and particularly proud of the honest and hard working people who come to work everyday and serve our community with honor and integrity.

To properly honor May 15th, Peace Officers’ Memorial Day, and in accordance with tradition, I have ordered our flag be flown at half staff, and request that each officer wear a black mourning band across our badge.  This is our way to honor our fellow officers’ across this nation who have made the ultimate sacrifice.  
Thank you, and please stay safe.
Chief Richard D. Howe

Arrests / criminal charges filed via summons process 4/27 – 5/12


64 yr. old male of Lowell – Operating with a suspended drivers license

30 yr. old female of Lowell – Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration, uninsured

68 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Threat to commit a crime (To wit Assault & Battery), Accosting/Annoying another person


20 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Violation of an Abuse Prevention Order

19 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – OUI Liquor, Reckless Operation of a Motor vehicle, Damaging property (3 counts)

39 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Assault & Battery on a family member

69 yr. old male of Tyngsborough – Assault & Battery on a family member


All defendants are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law


RIP Officer Jack Georges

Today we honor the memory of Tyngsborough Police Officer Jack Georges who passed on the morning of May 8th, 2007, at 48 yrs. old, from a sudden medical event while he was on duty.   RIP Jack.

Press release; Governor’s order requiring face masks in public


Tyngsborough Officials Remind Residents of State Order Requiring Face Masks in Public

TYNGSBOROUGH — Town Administrator Matt Hanson, Chief Richard D. Howe and the Tyngsborough Board of Health would like to remind residents of the new state order regarding the use of face masks or coverings in public.

Residents will need to wear a face mask or covering when out in public situations where social distancing may be hard to maintain, such as when shopping at essential businesses like grocery stores or pharmacies, per the order issued by Gov. Charlie Baker last week.

This applies to all members of the general public age 2 and older, and goes into effect on Wednesday, May 6.

Masks should not be worn by young children under the age of 2, persons with difficulty breathing, or those who are unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.

The cloth face coverings do not have to be surgical masks or N-95 respirators, which should be left for medical professionals and first responders. Information about how to properly remove and make your own face mask can be found on the CDC’s website here

“This order is an unprecedented, but necessary step to help prevent any further spread of the virus and keep the public safe,” said Town Administrator Hanson. “Many of us are wearing a face covering and taking other precautions when out in public already, and we appreciate everyone’s cooperation in following all state and local orders regarding COVID-19.”

Key elements to remember when wearing a face covering include:

  • It should fit snugly against the side of your face
  • It should be secured with ties or ear loops
  • It should have multiple layers of fabric
  • It should allow for breathing without restriction
  • Fabric face coverings should be cleaned after each use and should be machine washable and dryer safe
  • Always remove the mask directly into the laundry or trash and then immediately wash your hands
  • Be careful not to touch your eyes, nose, or mouth when removing your mask

This order remains in effect until further notice. Further guidance from the Department of Public Health is available at

“Residents should continue to practice social distancing when out in public, even if they are wearing a face mask, in order to prevent further spread of the virus,” Chief Howe said. “We thank everyone for their continued cooperation. These steps can go a long way towards keep everyone in the community healthy.”

Information and guidance regarding COVID-19 will be posted on the town’s website: