Be sure to lock all your cars at night. Do not leave any valuables inside. There has been 1 reported overnight car break, Thursday 12/30. If anything seen or suspected, any suspicious activity, CALL 911 immediately.
COATS FOR VETS in Plainfield
The Plainfield Police Department is participating in the state-wide COATS FOR VETS program. Chief Justin Litchfield received 15 bright orange Home Depot 5-gallon buckets…each one contains a winter coat, snacks, fresh water, and a hygienic face mask. Designed for veterans in need of support, including the warm winter coat, buckets will be given to any vet requesting one. Designed and sponsored by the Massachusetts Military Support Foundation and the Massachusetts State Police, additional program sponsors include the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police, Home Depot, Ocean State Job Lots and the Patriots Foundation.
Chief Litchfield said buckets are available at the Plainfield Police Station and officers will carry them in police cruisers as well. “As history has shown, our veterans are often reluctant to ask for help,” explained Chief Litchfield. Having the buckets readily available means immediate help in the warm winter coat and fresh snacks, as well as the outreach experience of support to any veteran in need.
SandersonAcademy students and staff had their annual 5K Road Race Thursday morning October 28. The course was Route 112 to the Ashfield Golf course and back. Police officers and Fire Department members from Plainfield and Ashfield were on hand to provide safety and monitor the event. Staff, students and community participants as well as public safety personnel agreed the annual event was exciting and success
Chief David Wood in Memorium
David Wood was Plainfield's Police Chief for six years before he retired in 2014. This is only a small part of the decades of contribution from Chief Wood's hands and heart for our community of Plainfield.
Before coming to us in Plainfield with his wife, Shirley Todd, some forty-three years ago, David was a Purple Heart recipient as a Vietnam Veteran. He went on to work for the Commonwealth's Department of Environmental Management until his retirement in 2002.
If you ask any of those who met David Wood as the Police Chief, a fire fighter, police officer, park manager, friend, or someone he assisted, you knew his calm competence and the smile of someone for whom reasurance was a natural part of his performance. Citizens have reported how kind was his presentation as a law enforcement official. They also are quick to mention his professionalism, the kindness only enhancing his dedication to "Serve and Protect."
More than one Plainfield Fire Fighter and Police Officer can add tales of David's leadership, compassion, skills and care for citizens and colleagues. His sensible and friendly demeanor made his attention on the scene, at the event, or in your conversation, a welcome presence.
We were all saddened to learn of Chief Wood's sudden passing. The Plainfield Police Department adds our condolences to David's Family. Our community will miss Dave Wood...he is an example of a Good One we are grateful to know.
On Sunday 12/4/2022 at approximately 1:50pm, while conducting speed enforcement on Gloyd St., SGT Gibbs conducted a motor vehicle stop for speeding and seized over a pound of marijuana and it's derivatives individually wrapped and contained for distribution from the vehicle. SGT. Gibbs placed the suspect under arrest and took him to be booked at the Northampton State Police Barracks. He was charged with possession to distribute a class D substance and a $10,000 bond was set.
Please call 413-634-0139, M-F 9am to 5pm, to make an appointment with Chief Litchfield.
By appointment only, please leave a message for Chief Litchfield, at 413-634-0139. If it is a renewal, your COMPLETED application can be mailed, along with a check for $100 made out to "Town of Plainfield,"