Cambridge Police Department (Massachusetts)

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Cambridge Police Department
AbbreviationCPD
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Patch of the Cambridge Police Department.
Agency overview
Formed1859
Annual budget$40 Million
Legal personalityGovernmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction*State of Massachusetts, USA
SizeLand Area 6.43 sq mi (16.7 km2)
PopulationResidents 105,000, Daytime Population 400,000+
Legal jurisdictionCity of Cambridge, Massachusetts
General nature
Operational structure
HeadquartersCambridge, Massachusetts
Police Officers272
Civilians37
Commissioner responsibleRobert C. Haas[1]
Website
Cambridge Police
Footnotes
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.
 
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Cambridge Police Department
AbbreviationCPD
140pxx140pxpx
Patch of the Cambridge Police Department.
Agency overview
Formed1859
Annual budget$40 Million
Legal personalityGovernmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction*State of Massachusetts, USA
SizeLand Area 6.43 sq mi (16.7 km2)
PopulationResidents 105,000, Daytime Population 400,000+
Legal jurisdictionCity of Cambridge, Massachusetts
General nature
Operational structure
HeadquartersCambridge, Massachusetts
Police Officers272
Civilians37
Commissioner responsibleRobert C. Haas[1]
Website
Cambridge Police
Footnotes
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

The Cambridge Police Department is the municipal police department for the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the United States. The department has 266 police officers and 42 civilian personnel. It was organized in 1859.[2] The Cambridge Police Department completed its headquarters relocation in March 2009. The police department is now located in the Robert W. Healy Public Safety Facility at 125 Sixth Street in the neighborhood of Kendall Square.[3]

Prior to the move, the Cambridge Police were based in a facility at 5 Western Avenue, which was considered an outdated facility that had been used for more than 75 years.[4]

Cooperation[edit]

The Cambridge Police is the main law enforcement agency for the city of Cambridge where it holds ultimate jurisdiction over the city. Joint law enforcement may be carried out with the assistance of other law enforcement agencies including two divisions of the Massachusetts State Police known as the Fourth (Boston)[5] and Fifth (Brighton)[6] barracks of Troop H which provide cooperation with the Cambridge Police Department. Additionally, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Police may cover its own transit properties or facilities in Cambridge along with the Harvard University and MIT police providing coverage for their local campuses and other facilities.

Social media[edit]

The widespread growth of social media have influenced the Cambridge Police Department to expand community outreach using Facebook,[7] Google+,[8] and Twitter.[9]

Rank Structure[edit]

TitleInsignia
Commissioner
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Superintendent
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Deputy Superintendent
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Lieutenant
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Sergeant
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Patrol Officer/Detective

Former Ranks

Neighboring Police Departments[edit]

Specifics[edit]

Fleet details[edit]

Fleet Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Biography of Commissioner of Police Robert Haas
  2. ^ Profile of the Cambridge P.D.
  3. ^ Location of new HQ
  4. ^ Smith, Erin (2009-07-07). "Cambridge police bid farewell to former station". Wicked Local News: Cambridge. Retrieved 2008-12-11. "So with cake, applause, photos and speeches from City Manager Bob Healy and Police Commissioner Robert Haas, Cambridge Police commemorated more than 75 years at the station. Police Superintendent David Degou said the city’s police department had actually been at that same location for 135 years because a former historic police station was also located there." 
  5. ^ Station H-4, SP Boston
  6. ^ Station H-5, SP Brighton
  7. ^ Cambridge Police Department on Facebook
  8. ^ CambridgePolice on Google+
  9. ^ @CambridgePolice on Twitter

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°22′03″N 71°05′09″W / 42.3675°N 71.0858°W / 42.3675; -71.0858