News & Events

The Malden Police Department Grant Application     07/11/2016

The Malden Police Department is applying for the 2016 Justice Assistance Grant for the amount of approximately $21,000.00.  These funds will be used for directed overtime patrols as well as Hot-Spot patrols in and around designated areas within the city.  Any citizen wishing to comment is asked to contact Detective Captain Marc Gatcomb at 781-397-7181.  Thank you

Malden Police Department Junior Police Academy 2016     06/10/2016

The 2016 Junior Police Academy (JPA) will be held from Monday, July 11th to Friday, July 15th, 2016.  The hours of operation will be 9am-3pm daily.  This program is open for City of Malden students entering Grades 5 through 8. A limited number of Cadets will be accepted for this week-long event. The JPA will feature a variety of training situations in which Cadets will be required to participate. The JPA will include, but is not limited to classroom training, police tactics and physical fitness training as well as travel days to special events and more. Cadets will be responsible for bringing their own bagged lunch daily. Please see the attached Application for more information regarding this program. Any questions can be directed to School Resource Officer Gustavo Kruschewsky.

Please click for an Application.

Tips To Prevent Motor Vehicle Breaks    

Please be aware of ways to prevent Motor Vehicle breaks ins.  These include locking the doors of your vehicle and removing all valuables from sight.  Locking your doors, even if your motor vehcile is parked in your driveway, and not leaving any valuables visible in the vehicle, are the top deterrents of breaks.

For further information, please click on the below link from CNN.

Malden Police Attempting to Identify    09/03/2014

The Malden Police Department is actively investigating an incident that reportedly occurred on September 2nd at approximately 7:00 A.M., on the bike path near the Cross Street intersection. The incident involved a high school aged female student being sexually accosted by a male suspect on a bicycle. The suspect is described as a black male, late teens to early twenties, wearing a striped T-Shirt and a backpack or sling-bag.   The bicycle is described as an older model ten speed, dark in color with curved handlebars.  The male was also wearing head phones.  Anyone having any information, or who may have been on the bike path at the time of this incident is asked to contact Malden Police Detectives at 781-397-7181 who are actively investigating the matter. A photo image was obtained from surveillance cameras in the area. The Malden Police are asking for the public’s help and cooperation in identifying the suspect in this incident. The public is also reminded to be attentive while using the bike path and to report any suspicious activity. Regular directed police patrols have been conducted and increased police presence has been provided along the bike path.  

Malden Officers Receive Hanna Award   12/9/2013

Four Malden Police Officers were recently awarded the Trooper George L. Hanna Memorial Award by Governor Patrick for their actions in the aftermath of a Saugus bank robbery and pursuit of several suspects into Malden on March 23, 2012.  During a ceremony at the State House, Sergeant Richard Correale, Officer John Delaney, and Officer Robert Selfridge received the Medal of Valor and Detective Michael Casaletto received the Medal of Honor.  The George L. Hanna Memorial Award for Bravery is named after Trooper George L. Hanna who lost his life serving the Commonwealth on February 26, 1983.  Trooper Hanna served nearly 10 years with the Massachusetts State Police.  The Hanna Awards publicly recognize the bravery of members of law enforcement who put their lives on the line to ensure the safety of the community.



Malden PD Arrests pair in Residential Housebreak   10/23/2013

Malden Police responded to a residence in the Elwell St area early Monday afternoon.  Upon arrival the homeowner stated she was at home and was confronted by an unknown female inside the residence.  The female fled with an awaiting male accomplice.  Several patrol units converged and subsequently arrested the pair after an investigation. 

Marie Breault, age 34, of 500 Broadway Ave Malden and Douglas Bergeron, age 32, homeless, were charged with Breaking and Entering in the daytime, placing a person in fear.  In addition Bergeron was charged with receiving stolen property as he had in his pocket, the homeowner’s wallet.  Bergeron was additionally charged with a Chelsea Court warrant from an incident that occurred while riding in an MBTA bus.

Both were arraigned at Malden District court and were given future court dates.


Malden Officers to be Honored in Washington DC   5/3/2013

Two Malden PD officers have been nominated for the national Top Cop award by the National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO).  Detective Sergeant Richard Correale and Detective Michael Casaletto will be honored for their actions during a violent confrontation and shooting incident with a bank robbery suspect that occurred in March of 2012.  The officers will be honored at a ceremony in Washington DC on May 12th which falls during National Police Week.

Malden Drug Trafficking Operation  3/28/2013

Several men were arrested and charged today for operating a Malden-based drug trafficking operation, possessing illegal firearms, including an assault weapon, and distributing marijuana with a street value of more than $1 million, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone and Malden Police Acting Chief Doug Perrigo informed the public today.
The arrests today were a result of an investigation into a drug organization that trafficked more than 400 pounds of marijuana into Malden from Northern California.
Early this morning nine search warrants were executed at addresses associated with the organization and officials today arrested and charged the following defendants. The defendants were arraigned today before Judge Matthew Machera in Malden District Court.
  • Dat Tran, 23, of Malden was charged with possession of ammunition as an Armed Career Criminal, drug trafficking over 100 pounds of marijuana, and conspiracy to traffic over 100 pounds of marijuana. Tran was held on $100,000 cash bail.
  • Reginald Miller, 20 of Malden was arrested Saturday on charges of breaking and entering daytime for a felony and will face additional charges of being an Armed Career Criminal, trafficking marijuana over 100 pounds, conspiracy to traffic over 100 pounds of marijuana, possession of a large capacity weapon, possession of a firearm during the commission of felony, possession of ammunition, and wanton destruction property. Miller was held without bail on the breaking and entering charges.
  • Daniel Knight, 23, of Malden was charged with possession of firearm as an Armed Career Criminal, possession of ammunition, possession with intent to distribute a class B drug (oxycodone) subsequent offense, possession of a firearm for a felony. He was held on $100,000 cash bail.
  • Terrell Rollin-Sutton, 20, of Malden was charged with possession of a large capacity weapon, possession a large capacity magazine, breaking and entering in the daytime with intent to commit felony, conspiracy for breaking and entering, and wanton destruction of property. He was held on $50,000 cash bail.
  • Joshua Joyner, 21, of Malden was charged with trafficking marijuana over 100 pounds and conspiracy to traffic marijuana over 100 pounds. He was held on $25,000 cash bail.
  • Brendan Joyner, 20, of Malden was charged with possession of firearm with a defaced serial number, possession of ammunition, and possession of a class B drug. He was held on $20,000.
  • Deandre West, 21, of Malden was charged with breaking and entering daytime for a felony, conspiracy to commit breaking and entering, and wanton destruction of property. He was held on $5,000 cash bail.
The next court date for Tran, Knight, Rollin-Sutton, Joshua Joyner is April 24 for a probable cause hearing. West and Brendan Joyner next court date is April 24 for a pre-trial conference. Miller’s next court date is April 11 for a probation hearing.
“This is a cash and carry, gun-toting illegal cross-country drug operation that seriously compromised safety in the city of Malden,” District Attorney Leone said. “I commend the collaborative work of many agencies that led to the arrests today, especially the Malden Police and Massachusetts State Police for this months-long investigation, including a wiretap, that has removed illegal guns and drugs from the streets of Malden.”
In October 2012 State Police Detectives assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, working with Malden Police and the United States Postal Inspectors, launched an investigation into the Maplewood Organization, a Malden-based group allegedly involved in interstate drug trafficking.
On Oct. 27, 2012, police intercepted a package for the organization that contained more than 12 pounds of high grade marijuana that had been carefully packaged and sealed into one pound packages for distribution. Police identified 50 such packages on route to the Maplewood organization.
In total, the organization is alleged to have trafficked at least 400 pounds of marijuana, with a street value of more than $1 million.
On March 23, 2013, Postal Inspectors seized another shipment of marijuana on route to the Maplewood Operation. Defendant Reginald Miller who was the alleged recipient of the drugs allegedly broke into his neighbor’s home, believing the drugs had been stolen. He was subsequently arrested and charged with breaking and entering.
Today, police executed several search warrants and arrested the six other individuals in connection to this drug trafficking operation.
During these searches of seven locations today in Malden police recovered:
A 9 mm tek-nine assault weapon
.44 Magnum revolver
.22 caliber semi-automatic pistol
.40 caliber Glock semi-automatic pistol
.45 caliber semi-automatic pistol
Kel-Tec semi-automatic pistol
Large quantities of ammunition
Illegal large capacity magazines
Several bags of Marijuana
Drug packaging materials and digital scales
Bullet proof vest
None of the defendants is licensed to carry a firearm.
These charges are allegations and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
The case is being investigated by State Police, US Postal Inspectors, Malden Police and the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office. The following agencies assisted in the investigation: Saugus Police, Lynn Police, Homeland Security Investigators, Essex District Attorney’s Office, MBTA Transit police, and State Police Gang Unit.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys David Solet and Stephen Gilpatric.

Malden Police Officers join others in visiting Nathan Norman     12/21/2012

Recently, Detective J.P. Kelley and Officer Scott Carroll traveled to Virginia with over 250 Police Officers, Firefighters, and EMTs, from across New England and beyond, for the Christmas Wish Visit of 5 year old Nathan Norman.  Nathan is fighting cancer and you can read more about this remarkable and brave little boy by clicking on the links below. While in formation Nathan's father said a prayer for all Police Officers for all we do, which was very much appreciated. Happy Holidays to all and thanks to all the departments for all their support for this special boy and his family.

MPD YouTube Page   5/9/2012

The Malden Police Department has recently incorporated the innovative use of YouTube videos in an effort to resolve criminal cases.
YouTube is a very simple and cost effective way to broadcast video to the public asking for assistance in identifying individuals to crack unresolved offenses. Recently, security cameras have been installed throughout Malden in an effort to both deter crime and to catch perpetrators. Video from the cameras is now being uploaded to the Police Department’s YouTube channel with a description of the person being sought along with a number to call. Tips may also be logged in at the Police Department website at, and can be anonymous if the caller prefers. Residents can also follow along on Twitter to receive updates of when new videos are uploaded.
“Traditionally we have only used newspapers and television news outlets to request the public’s assistance in solving crimes. By using the Internet, especially social media sites like YouTube, we are able to access a larger, more diverse population and provide them with a continuous opportunity to view crime video that they may have otherwise missed from traditional news outlets,” said Detective Pete Mitchell.
Mayor Gary Christenson is thrilled with the recognition Malden is receiving as it has been his priority to communicate with residents in every way possible -- through the City website, FaceBook, Flickr, online forums and YouTube. “Catching criminals by posting them in the act on YouTube, a medium used by many, is an ingenious idea,” said Mayor Christenson. “I look forward to our office continuing to collaborate with Chief Holland and the Malden Police Department in using Social Media in other ways to address public safety.” 

Video will be posted by the Malden Police Department as needed to the Malden Police Department YouTube Page. For more information about use of YouTube videos to help solve crime, please contact Detective Lieutenant Marc Gatcomb at 781-397-7181 or


The Just Energy Company     03/06/2012

Just Energy is a company who has registered with the city informing they will be in various residential areas going door to door offering energy audits.  The company registers daily with the Police department, and employees should have identification clearly visible on their person.  If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact Malden Police @ 781-397-7171.

Online Crime Alerting & Mapping     2/15/2012

The Malden Police Department and BAIR Analytics Inc. recently partnered to provide a new way for the public to stay informed about crime in Malden. The Malden Police Department now has an online crime map called RAIDS Online ( that maps and analyzes crime data, alerts Malden citizens about crimes in their area, and allows the Malden Police Department to quickly alert the public about crimes as they occur.

Malden citizens can view a map and grid with all of the crimes in their area, sign up for neighborhood watch reports that automatically email a breakdown of recent crime activity, and submit an anonymous tip about a crime directly to their law enforcement agency. RAIDS Online automatically syncs with the Malden Police Department’s records system to keep crime information updated online and in the mobile app.  RAIDS Online cleans and geocodes the crime data, then displays all of the incidents on a map, grid and analytics dashboard along with some basic information about the incidents, including the type of crime, location type, block-level address, date and time.

“The Malden Police Department’s participation in RAIDS Online highlights their commitment to proactive communication with the public they serve,” said Sean Bair, founder of BAIR Analytics, “We’re excited to partner with the Malden Police Department to provide this free service for their public.”

Typically, agencies can spend thousands of dollars annually through other crime mapping providers. BAIR Analytics offers RAIDS Online and the RAIDS Online Mobile app as a free service to any law enforcement agency that wishes to participate.  RAIDS Online is ad-free and BAIR Analytics does not sell the data to third party vendors, thus the agency remains in complete control over their data. “We wanted to do something to help law enforcement in these tough economic times. We consider this a basic service that we are more than happy to provide to the public and our law enforcement friends,” said Bair, a former police officer and analyst.

“We are using the best technology available to provide important information to our constituents and at no cost to our taxpayers. This is yet another example of our commitment to technology and government transparency," said Mayor Gary Christenson

RAIDS Online Mobile

RAIDS Online Mobile empowers citizens to better understand crime trends and lower crime in their area. Recent crime incidents are displayed on a map or listed in a grid.  Users can click on an incident for more information or display a hotspot map based on the crimes that are currently in display. Users can also sign up for neighborhood watch reports that automatically email any recent crime activity on a daily, weekly or monthly schedule. The app makes all of this information accessible anywhere from a user’s mobile device. The RAIDS Online Mobile app is available for FREE on the App Store.

Anyone can visit Malden’s crime map at:,%20MA


Increase in Housebreaks     1/30/12

The Malden Police Department is requesting assistance from the public in reporting any suspicious activity, especially in residential neighborhoods.  Due to an uptick in house breaks we are asking residents to be extra vigilant in observing people hanging around neighborhoods either walking on foot or in vehicles circling the area.  Often times, suspects will work in tandem with a lookout person and/or a getaway vehicle.  If your safety is not in jeopardy, a detailed description of the person or vehicle would be most helpful. 

  • Please dial 9-1-1 if you observe anything unusual.

  • To provide information concerning activity that is not on-going, contact Malden Police Detectives at 781-397-7181 or send an anonymous tip

  • You can also follow us on Twitter @maldenpolice and through the MyPD App for the iPhone and Android

My Police Department Phone App for the iPhone and Android         01/11/12

The Malden Police Department is pleased to announce the availability of a new Police iPhone and Android application for its citizens. The app named "My Police Department" or "MyPD"  is available now for free in the iTunes and Android marketplace.

This app includes features for checking on the latest news, social media postings, directions, department contacts, submitting feedback & questions, department surveys, submitting crime tips, and more. The app is available to the public free of charge is also free of any advertisements or pop ups.

"We are proud to be an early adopter of this technology and provide it to our citizens” said Chief Holland.

The app has the ability to change state and city from the main app page, so app users can also view other police departments on the app by choosing the correct state and city. The app defaults to the last city viewed upon opening, this makes it easy to always open the app to the City of Malden Police Department. 

“This is yet another sign that our city is moving forward and embracing technology” noted Mayor Gary Christenson.

“We hope that the citizens of Malden download and use the app to communicate with the department” said Chief Holland. “There are many topics for tips and questions already built into the app to make things easy for the user. Often times citizens know what they need or want information about but are unsure who to direct the question or comment to.  The app’s questions and feedback feature allows the user to choose a topic from the dropdown menu that best suits them.  We have the ability to add more topics at any time and will continue to add topics in the future to give our public as many options as possible.

All of the forms can be sent anonymously to the department, though we encourage an email address or phone number if you would like a response. Users also have the availability to upload photos and GPS information with the app forms. (For example parking issue, or graffiti complaint)

As is the case with our other emails, tip sites, and social media, this app is not for any type of emergency situation. The Malden Police attempt to review all messages in a timely fashion but do not always actively monitor all messages and activity at all times. Corporate America is using apps to provide their customers with better service and accessibility.  Progressive police departments are adopting the MyPD app for the same reasons. Police departments strive to provide their citizens with convenient ways to reach the department and receive the information they are looking for.  This app allows the department to reach a majority of smart phone users with a unique iPhone & Android application.

Any suggestions and feedback can be directed to the department by emailing or the app developer at

More information can be found on our website at and the MyPD app website

Missing Child ID App     11/30/2011

The FBI has created a free mobile application that can be downloaded by parents and utilized in the event their child goes missing.  The application is currently only available for use with the I-Phone, but the FBI plans on expanding the use of the application for other types of phones in the near future.  Read more about the application below and go to the App Store on iTunes to download it for free.


MPD Launches Anonymous Tip Program   1/12/2010

The Malden Police Department is launching tip411, an internet based tool that enables the public to
text message an anonymous tip to police, and lets the police respond back creating a two way
anonymous “chat”.  Reserved exclusively for Public Safety purposes and powered by CitizenObserver, a St. Paul MN
company, tip411 puts a powerful new crime fighting tool into the hands of our community for all ages
and demographics.

“We’re proud to be part of a national program that agencies in over 27 States are currently launching.
This new capability will help our citizens play an active role in keeping neighborhoods safer, it will
engage younger folks in the process, and it will save our agency time and resources. “

Anyone with a cell phone can now send an anonymous tip to the Malden Police by texting
the word MALDEN and the tip information to 847411 (tip411).
Anonymous web tips can also be submitted right from this website by following this link.

 It's 100% anonymous. CitizenObserver’s technology removes all identifying information before the
Police Department receives it so there’s no way to identify the sender.

Use tip411 primarily for non-emergency tips.  Texting to tip411 is NOT an alternative to dialing 9-1-1.          In an emergency, call 9-1-1.

"Code Red" Telephone Emergency Notification Service    3/5/2009

The City of Malden has implemented the "CodeRED" high-speed telephone emergency notification system. The CodeRED system gives us the ability to deliver pre-recorded emergency telephone notification/information messages to targeted areas or the entire city at a rate of up to 60,000 calls per hour.  The system will only be used for emergency purposes.  Examples of when the Code Red system may be utilized include: missing children, fires, power outages, chemical spills, and evacuation notices.  This system is only as good as the telephone database supporting it.  If your phone number is not in the database, you will not be called.

To ensure no one is omitted, we urge all individuals and businesses to log onto the Malden Police Departments website, and follow the link to the "CodeRED Residential and Business Data Collection" page. Those without Internet access may send a letter to David Urban, Malden Police Department, 200 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA. 02148, to submit their information. Required information includes first and last name, street address (physical address, no P.O. boxes), city, state, zip code, and primary phone number, additional phone numbers (optional).

No one should automatically assume his or her phone number is included. All businesses should register, as well as all individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number or address within the last year, and who use a cellular phone as their primary home phone.

The CodeRED system is a geographical based notification system, which means street addresses are needed to select which phone numbers will receive emergency notification calls in any given situation. The system works fine for cell phones too, but a street address is required. People who have recently moved but kept the same listed or unlisted phone number also need to change their address in the database. 

Click here to register for this emergency notification service or to update your address or phone number.

Wireless Amber Alerts      8/6/2008

Sign up to receive free Amber Alerts on your cellular phone.  When a child is abducted and an Amber Alert is broadcast in your area, you can be notified by text message.  Visit  for more information and to sign-up.  This initiative is sponsored by the Department of Justice and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.



The Malden Police Department disclaims all responsibility for accuracy and completeness, or errors and omissions of the information contained herein. Although the Department tries to assure the accuracy of all information presented, you should confirm all information before making any decisions based on it.

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