RAYNHAM — Police Chief James Donovan and Fire Chief Bryan LaCivita, out of an abundance of caution, announce that the Raynham Police and Fire Departments will temporarily suspend non-emergency walk-in services in response to COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus.
The Raynham Police and Fire Departments will continue to respond to all emergencies as normal. However, the departments will be limiting access to the stations to outside visitors for general, walk-in business until further notice.
In an effort to continue practicing social distancing strategies, effective immediately, all citizens are asked to make all non-emergency reports and inquiries to either department by telephone or email, rather than in person.
The Raynham Police Department can be reached at its business line at 508-824-2716 and the Raynham Fire Department can be reached at its business line at 508-824-2713.
In compliance with Governor Baker’s social distancing guidelines, the Raynham Police Department will be altering the firearm licensing process until further notice.
- All applicants should send in their new or renewal applications via mail to Raynham Police Department, 53 Orchard St., Raynham, MA 02767.
- Applications must include proof of residency and the $100 license processing fee in the form of a money order or personal check.
- Applications can be found online here.
- The in-person portion of the licensing process will be temporarily delayed for new applicants until further notice.
- For licensees who apply for a renewal prior to the expiration of their license (and who get a receipt acknowledging so), their license will remain valid.
- For licensees who apply for renewal after the expiration of their license, their license will be deemed valid for a period not to exceed 90 days beyond the expiration date, unless the license is revoked. This provision applies only to License to Carry cards and not Firearm Identification cards.
Safety Measures & Precautions
In addition to limiting public access to the lobby, the Raynham Police and Fire Departments have taken the following actions:
- Increasing the cleaning and sanitation of common touch points and surfaces
- Encouraging proper self-care and hygiene including frequently washing hands, ensuring bathrooms are stocked with hand washing materials and making cleaning products and sanitizers available
- Ensuring all personnel are fit-tested for masks
- Reviewing Contagious Diseases and Pandemic Planning and Response policies
- Reviewing the proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Modifying medical response protocol
- Ensuring the department has ample supplies of PPE for medical responses
These temporary measures will be reviewed on a continuous basis. When changes are necessary, they will be communicated to the public.