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Evan E.J. Haglund

Chief of Police

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Gun Laws

Class A License

Authorizes the possession and carrying of large capacity firearms, rifles, shotguns, and feeding devices. (A weapon is large capacity if it is a semiautomatic and has or is able to accept a feeding device of more than 10 rounds of ammunition or more than 5 shotgun shells or is an assault weapon.) A class A license is required in order to carry any loaded firearm in a concealed manner in a public way or place.

Class B License

Authorizes the possession and carrying of a non-large capacity firearm as well as large and non-large capacity rifle and shotgun. Class A & B licenses have a 4-year term.

Firearms Identification Cards (FID)

Authorizes the possession and carrying of non-large capacity rifles and shotguns. An FID card may, at the request of the applicant, be limited to the possession of mace or pepper sprays. Where as FID cards had previously been issued for life they also have a 4-year term. No person under the age of 15 may be issued a FID card. No person who is 15 but less than 18 may obtain a FID card without parental permission.

 

Nixle Alerts Information Links

The Topsfield Police Department is proud to announce our partnership with NIXLE Corporation for community notifications. NIXLE Corporation’s vast secure community notification system will allow citizens to join the public network and receive community alerts and advisories direct to their mobile phone or computer through text messaging or email at no cost to the Town or subscriber. This is an improvement over the department’s present distribution process for our very popular Citizen Information Alerts. It will allow alerts or advisories to be sent from the scene of any incident in real time without delays, keeping the public informed while allowing citizens to sign up for notifications from area participating agencies as well. Go to www.topsfieldpolice.com and click on the NIXLE sign up icon.

 

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Topsfield Police Department

210 Boston Street Topsfield, Massachusetts 01983