The Taunton Police Department consists of three separate administrative divisions, each commanded by a Captain.

The Field Services Division, the department's largest Division, is the backbone of the department and is responsible for responding to calls for service, dispatch operations and general law enforcement. The Field Services Division consists of Patrol, K-9, Traffic, Dispatch and Detail Hiring. It is commanded by Captain Michael Silvia. Captain Silvia may be reached at 508-821-1471, x119 or via email at msiliva@tauntonpd.com

The Investigative Services Division is responsible for investigation and follow up on serious crimes. It consists of the Detective Unit, Sex Offender Registration and officers assigned to various federal task forces. It is commanded by Detective Captain John Reardon. Detective Captain Reardon may be reached at 508-821-1471, x133 or via email at jreardon@tauntonpd.com

The Administrative Division is responsible for internal operations of the police department. It includes the Community Policing Unit, School Resource Officer, Internal Affairs, Domestic Violence, Meters, Training, Court Prosecution, firearms licensing and clerical staff. It is commanded by Captain David Warish. Captain Silvia may be reached at 508-821-1471, x123 or via email at dwarish@tauntonpd.com

The Street Crimes Unit is outside the normal chain of command and reports directly to the Chief of Police. Its primary mission is addressing drug, gang and firearms related offenses. It is commanded by Detective Sergeant Matthew Skwarto. Detective Sergeant Skwarto may be reached at 508-821-1471 or via email at mskwarto@tauntonpd.com.



Emergency - 911

Non-Emergency 24 Hours - 508-823-5000

Records/Administration 508-821-1471

Detectives - 508-821-1475


Tip Line

On the Anonymous Tip Line citizens can leave confidential information about crimes and criminal activity.

The Police Blotter is a chronological record of calls for police service. It is physically printed and available daily in the police station lobby for review. An electronic version is also created and placed on this web site. It is usually uploaded the following day. The blotter is also somewhat searchable through Goggle.