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Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization of men and women incorporated in 1999. The goal of the Roundtable is to raise awareness about the issue of domestic violence through community education and networking and to improve the coordination between public and private services for victims and families touched by domestic violence.

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Wayland police chief: Car break-in spree likely connected

Metrowest Daily News 1/20/18: Wayland police chief: Car break-in spree likely connected. Someone broke into several cars at a Boston Post Road restaurant on Monday, and police said they think it is connected to several other MetroWest vehicle break-ins in the last week.

Wayland Police Department gets new sergeant

Wayland Town Crier 1/10/18: Wayland Police Department gets new sergeant. The Police Department’s newest sergeant brings law enforcement and military experience to the job. Officer Christopher Custodie was formally sworn in and promoted to the rank of sergeant at Monday’s selectmen meeting.

Police to offer Adult RAD Training

RAD: Rape Aggression Defense.  Can you defend yourself?

When: the class will total 12 hours and be conducted in 4 sessions (January 16, 18, 23 and 25, 6-9pm) at Wayland Town Hall (Large Hearing Room).

Cost: The class is free

The class is open to females who reside or work in Wayland.  Class size is limited.  If interested, contact Detective Sergeant Jamie Berger (508-358-1722 or email

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‘It’s Time To Move’: Longtime Police Chief Robert Irving On His Retirement

Wayland Patch 9/12/17: ‘It’s Time To Move’: Longtime Police Chief Robert Irving On His Retirement. Last week, the Wayland Council on Aging held an official retirement party for Police Chief Robert Irving. The “sweet sendoff” marked 16 years with the Wayland Police Department. His last day as police chief is Sept. 19. It is time to move closer to my children and grandchildren who live in Connecticut and New Jersey,” Irving told Patch.

Wayland selectmen ratify police chief pick

Wayland Town Crier 9/5/17: Wayland selectmen ratify police chief pick. The town’s next police chief is slated to be a recognizable face in town. On Tuesday, selectmen ratified the appointment of Lt. Patrick Swanick as chief, subject to a successful background check, including a physical and psychological examination, and contract negotiations.

Belmont Assistant Police Chief withdraws from Police Chief consideration

Belmont’s Assistant Police Chief James MacIsaac has withdrawn from consideration to become Wayland’s next Police Chief.  He submitted his notice on Friday morning, August 25, stating, “Since accepting the offer on August 16th, I have come to the conclusion that moving from my position at the Belmont Police Department to the Wayland Police Department may not be in my or my family’s best interest.”   Wayland wishes Assistant Chief MacIsaac the best as he continues his career in law enforcement with the Town of Belmont.

Submitted by the Town of Wayland.

Note: MacIsaac had previously accepted the offer, as detailed in this article


Wayland’s Police Cruisers And The Carbon Monoxide Concern

Wayland Patch 8/2/17: Wayland’s Police Cruisers And The Carbon Monoxide Concern. Last week, numerous cruisers in the Austin, TX, police department tested positive for high levels of carbon monoxide in the vehicles. The issue prompted Ford to issue a statement that it would fix any of these Ford Explorer models that are experiencing issues.