Welcome to American Alarms’ business and home security page for Pembroke, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Pembroke.
According to the FBI Crime Database for Massachusetts’ 279 cities and towns, Pembroke was ranked 203rd in “Most Property Damage per 100,000” in 2013 and it was 192nd for “Most Burglaries per 100,000”.
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the Pembroke area for decades. We know the landscape and we have good relationships with local police and fire officials. Our team of employees (200 strong and growing) live in the communities we serve, this means our customers are our neighbors.
The area around Pembroke was settled by Europeans around 1650, but was already inhabited by both the Wampanoag and Massachsett who chose to fish and farm along the local rivers. In 1712 the town was officially incorporated — the first suggestion for a name was Brookfield, but this was rejected because of a town with the same name in Worcester County. Ultimately, the settlers chose Pembroke after a small town in Wales.
Herring fisheries formed much of the early industry in Pembroke, but the town also established an iron works in 1720. Almost every business in the area depended in some way on nearby water sources — fishing for herring, dredging iron from pond bottoms and cutting ice from the surface in winter. And with abundant timber supplies nearby, Pembroke quickly gained a reputation for shipbuilding with five shipyards producing more than 1000 vessels in just under 200 years. Now, the town is mostly residential and enjoys a large tourist community during the summer months.
Looking for things to do in Pembroke? If you’re a golfer, hit the links at the Pembroke Country Club, now owned by former NHL player Jeremy Roenick. If history is your preference, check out the Pembroke Historical Society Museum and the Pembroke Friends Meetinghouse, which is among the oldest Quaker sites in the United States. And if you’re in town in May, don’t miss the Grand Old Fish Fry at the Thomas Reading Herring Run Park—it’s a day of food, music and duck races.
Several notable Americans have called Pembroke home over the years. Among them is Gleason Archer Sr., author and founder of Suffolk University. Congressman Harry Irving Thayer also hailed from Pembroke, as does silver-medal Olympian speedskater Eric Flaim.
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Pembroke, MA, United States
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