Below is a list of the various units within the Cambridge Police Department that are overseen by the Operations Division, Support Services Division, and the Office of the Commissioner. Click on the specific unit for more information about the unit, its personnel, and its contact information.
The Cambridge Police Academy/Training Unit is responsible for coordinating and directing the Police Department's training efforts.
The Cambridge Police Auxiliary consists of nearly 40 volunteers who assist the Cambridge Police Department with City events.
The Community Services Unit, encompassing Community Relations and Youth & Family Services, engages the community in identifying problems and solutions while also providing different levels of support for youth and families.
The Court Prosecutor's Office is tasked with reviewing incoming arrest and criminal complaints as well as various other activities association with the court process.
The Crime Analysis Unit carefully reviews all information received by the police department, looking for crime phenomena and trends.
The Crime Scene Services Unit is the "CSI" Unit of the department, assisting detectives in processing major crime scenes and evidence collected by officers and detectives.
The Criminal Investigations Unit is responsible for reviewing reports and making a determination as to the solvability of a crime.
The Crisis Negotiations Unit consists of specially trained officers who are prepared to deal with people who have taken someone hostage or have barricaded themselves within a building or similar setting.
The Detail/Off-Duty Employment Office is responsible for assigning off-duty officers to construction sites throughout the City to ensure motor vehicle and pedestrian safety.
The Domestic Violence Unit investigates domestic related assaults and abuse incidents.
Patrol Sections personnel (Patrol Officers) respond to calls for service of an emergency and non-emergency nature as well as performing proactive assignments addressing quality of life issues.
The Office of Planning, Budget & Personnel Department ensures that the department has a competent and diverse workforce that can work well to meet the City's goals as well as manage the department's budget.
The Professional Standards Unit ensures the public’s trust and maintain the department’s integrity.
The Property Office is responsible for securing all properties that come into the control of the Cambridge Police Department.
The Public Information Office is the central location for all press contacts and media requests, as well as an important point of contact for members of the community seeking information from the police.
The Cambridge Police Department's Records Unit is a controlled public service area which stores all police records and reports.
The Sexual Assault Unit investigates sexual crimes such as rape, indecent assault, indecent exposure, and peeping & spying.
The Special Investigations Unit investigates illegal drug activity and vice crimes such as prostitution and gambling.
The Cambridge Police Tactical Operations include the Explosive Ordinance Unit, Special Response Team (SRT), and the Tactical Patrol Force (TPF).
Technical Services Unit is responsible for maintaining the department’s computer systems, infrastructure, and radio system.
The goal of the Traffic Unit is to serve the community by enforcing the motor vehicle traffic laws of the Commonwealth as well as reducing the number and severity of accidents in the City.
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