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Barnstable Police Department

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Barnstable Police Department
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AbbreviationBPD
Agency overview
Superseding agencyMassachusetts State Police
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionMassachusetts, USA
Legal jurisdictionCity of Barnstable, Massachusetts
General nature
  • Local civilian police
  • Local civilian agency
HeadquartersBarnstable, Massachusetts

Police Officers115
Civilians19
Agency executive
  • Paul MacDonald, Chief of Police
Parent agencyMassachusetts State Police
Facilities
City Jails1
Patrol VehiclesFord Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, Dodge Charger, 2008 Ford Hybrid Escape, Harley Davidson FLHTP Electra Glide
Patrol Boats26' Regulator "Alert"; 25' SeaCraft "Guardian"; 21' Nauset (Unnamed)
K9sGerman Shepherd, Golden Retriever
Website
Barnstable Police Website

The Barnstable Police Department (BPD) has the primary responsibility for law enforcement and investigation within the city of Barnstable, Massachusetts and all the villages within it, including the major villages of Barnstable, Hyannis, Marstons Mills, Cotuit, Centerville, Osterville and West Barnstable.

In addition to the patrol and the detective unit, there are other specialty units including; Honor Guard, K-9, Marine Unit, Motorcycle, Mountain Bike, SWAT, Traffic

Honor Guard

K-9 The BPD K-9 unit has 3 teams. The two Sheppard teams are "patrol dogs." The other dog is specifically trained for narcotics detection.

Marine Unit The marine unit has three vessels. The boats are operated mainly in the summer season and patrol both the north side of the town in Barnstable Harbor and along Sandy Neck Barrier Beach as well as on the south side of the town in Lewis Bay, North Bay, West Bay and Cotuit Bay. The department also conducts regular patrols on Lake Wequaquet.

Motorcycle The Motorcycle unit is primarily used to augment and offset the patrol unit in the summer season and it is used at special events.

Mountain Bike This unit is one of the most active Mountain Bike units on all of Cape Cod. It is used as a community policing tool. The unit utilizes a variety of major brand mountain bikes.

Traffic The traffic unit's major functions are accident responding, reporting, and reconstruction.

See also[edit]


Other articles of the topic Massachusetts : Overlook Park (Burlington, Massachusetts)

Other articles of the topic Law enforcement/Law enforcement topics : Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, Parkchester Department of Public Safety, Arizona State Capitol Police
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  • List of law enforcement agencies in Massachusetts

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Coordinates: 41°40′31″N 70°18′45″W / 41.675210°N 70.312589°W / 41.675210; -70.312589

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