Barnstable Police Department

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Barnstable Police Department
Abbreviation BPD
BarnstablePDPatch.jpg
Patch of the Barnstable Police Department.
Agency overview
Superseding agency Massachusetts State Police
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* State of Massachusetts, USA
Legal jurisdiction City of Barnstable, Massachusetts
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters Barnstable, Massachusetts
Police Officers 115
Civilians 19
Agency executive Paul MacDonald, Chief of Police
Parent agency Massachusetts State Police
Facilities
City Jails 1
Patrol Vehicles Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, Dodge Charger, 2008 Ford Hybrid Escape, Harley Davidson FLHTP Electra Glide
Patrol Boats 26' Regulator "Alert"; 25' SeaCraft "Guardian"; 21' Nauset (Unnamed)
K9s German Shepherd, Golden Retriever
Website
Barnstable Police Website
Footnotes
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

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.

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