The Department’s main function is to protect and serve the citizens and the many visitors to our richly historic town. Our officers strive to do whatever they can to improve the quality of life in Ipswich by addressing citizens’ concerns on a wide range of issues. In order to be successful in making Ipswich a safe, pleasant place to live, work and visit, we openly welcome the involvement of the community. Without that involvement we could not be successful.
If you wish to report a non-emergency crime, call (978) 356-4343.
IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY, CALL 911
Effective January 1, 2017 Public Records request can be made via e-mail. Please email [email protected]
Traffic Rules & Regulations
- Ipswich Traffic Rules & Regulations
- Report a traffic issue or Request Traffic Enforcement – Email [email protected]
Certain information may not be release, this includes, but not limited to, information regarding juvenile offenders, pending investigations, information that would impeded investigations, and information that violates the right of personal privacy.
$5.00 FEE for each report - TO BE COLLECTED AT TIME OF REQUEST (Request will not be processed without fee)
*Payment must be made as a money order or personal check, NO CASH ACCEPTED, Make Check out to "Town of Ipswich".
- Change Of Address Notification - Use this form to notify the Firearms Record Bureau that your address has changed.
- Firearm License Review Board Petition - Individuals otherwise disqualified from processing a FID or LTC because of certain misdemeanor conviction(s) may petition the FLRB for review.
- Firearms Identification (FID) Card/License To Carry Firearms (LTC) Application - Residents should use this form to apply for or renew a LTC or FID.
- Firearms Transactions Application - This website is a replacement to the FA-10 Form used to transfer ownership of a weapon.
- Lost or Stolen FID/LTC Form - If your License has been lost or stolen, this form needs to be filled out and returned to the Licensing Authority
Sex Offender Information
Offenders are required to register applicable addresses including their primary home address, place of work, institutions of higher learning/school, and any secondary places they may reside for more than 14 days.
The world “VIOLATION” appears in the registration status column if a Level 2 or 3 sex offender has failed to verify or report to the Board their correct address and is not in compliance with registration requirements. Such an individual may be subject for arrest and prosecution. Sex offenders whose status reads “INCARCERATED” have been convicted of a crime and are presently serving a term of incarceration.
Sex offender registration information shall not be used to commit a crime against an offender or engage in illegal discrimination or harassment of an offender. Any person who uses sex offender registration information for such purpose shall be punished by not more than two and one-half (2 ½) years in a house of correction or by fine of not more than $1000.00 or both. M.G.L. c. 6, § 178N.
Any person who uses sex offender registration information to threaten to commit a crime may be punished by a fine of not more than $100.00 or by imprisonment for not more than six months. M.G.L. c. 275, § 4.
A sex offender is any person who resides, works or attends an institution of higher learning in the Commonwealth and who has been convicted of a sex offense, or who has been adjudicated as a youthful offender or as a delinquent juvenile by reason of a sex offense, or a person released from incarceration or parole or probation supervision or custody with the Department of Youth Services for such a conviction or adjudication, or a person who has been adjudicated a sexually dangerous person or a person released from civil commitment on or after August 1, 1981.
Sex offenders will be classified according to the degree of dangerousness they pose to the public and their likelihood for re-offense. An offender’s classification will be:
- Level 1 or “low risk” offender,
- Level 2 or “moderate risk” offender, or
- Level 3 or “high risk” offender
Where the Sex Offender Registry Board determines that the risk of reoffending by an offender is low and the degree of dangerousness posed to the public by that offender is not such that a public safety interest is served by public availability, the Board shall give that offender a Level 1 designation. Information on Level 1 offenders will not be available to the public. Neither the police nor the Board has the authority to disseminate information to the general public identifying a Level 1 offender. Information identifying Level 1 offenders may only be given to the Department of Correction, any county correctional facility, the Department of Youth Services, the Department of Social Services, the Parole Board, the Department of Probation and the Department of Mental Health, all city and town police departments and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for law enforcement purposes.
Where the Board determines that the risk of reoffending is moderate and the degree of dangerousness posed to the public is such that a public safety interest is served by public availability of registration information, it shall give a level 2 designation to the sex offender.
The public shall have access to the information regarding a level 2 offender through the Ipswich Police Department and through the Sex Offender Registry Board.
Where the Board determines that the risk of reoffending is high and the degree of dangerousness posed to the public is such that a substantial public safety interest is served by active dissemination, it shall give a level 3 designation to the sex offender.
The public shall have access to the information regarding a level 3 offender through the Ipswich Police Department and through the Sex Offender Registry Board.
Massachusetts Sex Offender Online Search Page – Please be advised that level 2 sex offenders that were classified AFTER July 12, 2013 may now appear in this search. Level 2 offenders classified as such PRIOR to July 12, 2013 remain available only by inquiry to the Longmeadow Police Department.
- Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board– (978) 740-6500
- Massachusetts Parole Board– (617) 727-3271
- Office of the Commissioner of Probation– (617) 727-5300
- Department of Public Health – Sexual Assault Prevention and Survivor Services– (617) 624-5457
- Jane Doe Inc: The Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence– (617) 248-0922
- Stop It Now– (413) 268-3096
- Massachusetts Citizens for Children– (617) 742-8555
- Massachusetts Association for Treatment of Sexual Abusers (MATSA)– (508) 650-4800
- National Center for Missing and Exploited Children– (800) THE-LOST (843-5678)
- KlaasKids– (415) 331-6867
- Center for Sex Offender Management – (301) 589-9383