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Evan E.J. Haglund

Chief of Police


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File of Life

The Topsfield Police Department, working in conjunction with the Topsfield Council on Aging, and sponsored by the Topsfield Police Relief Association, announce a new program called "The File of Life", which is currently being offered to the senior citizens of Topsfield.

The "File of Life" program is a unique way of informing emergency response personnel of a person's current medical history etc., upon arrival at a medical aid call.

Upon arrival, the emergency response teams will first view a bright red sticker (1" x 3") on the door, informing them that there is a "File of Life" information sheet inside. A red magnetic "File of Life" information jacket is placed on the refrigerator door containing the person's name, doctor, emergency contacts, allergies, and brief medical history. This information is essential to the emergency response teams, in the event that the person being treated is unconscious, or cannot speak. Along with the residential "File of Life", comes a purse (wallet size), containing the same information.

Also included is a door decal advising "STOP", which reminds the resident to keep their doors locked. Before ever opening your door to a stranger, residents must always look to identify the person, and inquire as to what their business is.


Essex Regional 911 Alerts Information Links

As of January 1st, 2018, the Town of Topsfield will switch systems for emergency alerting to Essex Regional 911 Alerts. Essex Regional 911 Alerts is a state-of-the-art infrastructure, administered by Essex Regional 911, in partnership with SwiftReach Networks utilizing their Swift911 platform. Topsfield residents, employees, and affiliates continue to have the same capabilities for emergency notifications by telephone and now have expanded access to alerts by other means including phone calls and social media. Topsfield residents, employees, and affiliates are able to also subscribe to other communities that have signed onto the platform. Residents will be able to setup their own accounts and manage their messaging preferences as they desire. Subscribers to the former Nixle system: please be aware that if your contact information exists in the previous system, it will not be transferred into the new system. To register for an account or to sign up for alerts, click on the icon below or visit www.ecrecc.org/alerts to get started.


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