Barnstable Police Department
|Barnstable Police Department|
|Patch of the Barnstable Police Department.|
|Superseding agency||Massachusetts State Police|
|Legal personality||Governmental: Government agency|
|Operations jurisdiction*||State of Massachusetts, USA|
|Legal jurisdiction||City of Barnstable, Massachusetts|
|Agency executive||Paul MacDonald, Chief of Police|
|Parent agency||Massachusetts State Police|
|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|
|Barnstable Police Website|
|* 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
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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