About the Department

The Cambridge Police Department is committed to the enforcement of laws and preservation of order that protect the rights and property of every person within the City of Cambridge. Our mission is to provide the highest quality of police service and to impact crime, and its associated elements, through the utilization of new and proven crime prevention strategies and problem-solving partnerships with our community.

For information on the history of the Cambridge Police Department, please visit our Department History page.

Information about officers killed in the line of duty while serving the City of Cambridge, as well as information about the Cambridge Police 9/11 Memorial, can be found by visiting our In Memoriam page.


Robert W. Healy Public Safety Facility
125 6th Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

Non-Emergency Phone Number: 617-349-3300

CPD Statistics

Commissioner: Branville G. Bard, Jr.

Organized: 1859
Sworn Officers: 278
Civilian Personnel: 41
Marked Patrol Vehicles: 37
Unmarked Patrol Vehicles: 46
Motorcycles: 14
Bicycles: 22
Special Vehicles: 9
Total Calls for Service: 98,261 (2016)
Budget: $51,145,765 (FY2017)

Rank Structure:

Deputy Superintendent
Patrol Officer

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