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Cambridge Police Leadership Team

Cambridge Police Commissioner Christine Elow Police Commissioner Christine Elow was appointed as the permanent Commissioner in January 2022. Raised in Cambridge, Elow has been with the Cambridge Police since joining as an officer in 1995 after serving in the U.S. Navy for four years. She served in the Patrol Division and oversaw the Professional Standards Unit, where she was responsible for receiving, processing, and investigating complaints made against members of the Department. She later served as Deputy Superintendent for Day Patrol and Community Services. In 2017, Elow was appointed Superintendent, making her the highest-ranking female officer in the history of the Department. She is a strong proponent of community-driven policing, juvenile justice issues, procedural justice, police training and innovative hiring practices. Elow holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Curry College and a Master's Degree from the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security Program.
Cambridge Police Superintendent Robert Lowe Superintendent Robert Lowe joined the Cambridge Police Department in 2001 and oversees the Operations Division of the Cambridge Police Department, which encompasses all uniformed Officers. Lowe has spent the majority of his career in Operations and several years as a Criminal Investigations Unit Detective. A Cambridge native, Superintendent Lowe is also an attorney.
Cambridge Police Superintendent Frederick Cabral Superintendent Frederick Cabral, who was raised in Cambridge and graduated from Cambridge Rindge and Latin, joined the Cambridge Police Department in 2003. He has served in a variety of units within the department, including Patrol Operations, the Community Relations Unit and the Family and Social Justice Section. Cabral oversees the Support Services Division, which includes the Criminal Investigations, the Family and Social Justice Section, and Administrative Services for the department. Superintendent Cabral holds a bachelor’s degree in Crime, Law and Deviance from Suffolk University.  
Director of Personnel, Planning and Budget Manisha Tibrewal Manisha Tibrewal is the Director of Planning, Budget and Personnel for the Cambridge Police Department, where she oversees all personnel and fiscal matters for the department. She most recently served as the Department's Assistant Fiscal Director and the City’s Principal Budget Analyst, where her responsibilities included coordinating the City’s annual bond sale, as well as acting as the Budget Analyst for several City Departments. Prior to working for the City of Cambridge, Manisha worked in Sarasota, Florida as a Budget Management Analyst for Public Safety and a Financial Analyst in London, U.K.
Cambridge Police Deputy Superintendent John Boyle Deputy Superintendent John Boyle joined the Cambridge Police Department in 2003. He has worked in all major units and divisions within the Cambridge Police Department throughout his near 18-year CPD career, including Traffic Enforcement, Patrol Operations, Investigations, Administration and Tactical Operations. Boyle oversees Night Operations alongside Deputy Superintendent Ferreira.
Cambridge Police Deputy Superintendent Anthony Macone Deputy Superintendent Anthony Macone was promoted to the rank of Deputy Superintendent, Night Operations, in 2022. Deputy Macone has 32 years of law enforcement experience with 10 years as a supervisor. He joined the Cambridge Police Department in 2004 and has worked in patrol operations and the Family and Social Justice Section. Most recently, he worked as a Lieutenant in Night Operations.
Cambridge Police Deputy Superintendent Steven Magalhaes Deputy Superintendent Steven Magalhaes was promoted to the rank of Deputy Superintendent, Family and Social Justice Section, in 2022. Deputy Magalhaes is an 18 year veteran of the Cambridge Police Department, including five years as a supervisor. After working as a patrol officer, he served as a Juvenile Detective for nine years before being promoted to a Sergeant. As a supervisor, he has worked in patrol operations and the Family and Social Justice Section.
Cambridge Police Deputy Superintendent Rick Riley Deputy Superintendent Rick Riley joined the Cambridge Police Department in 1993, and has served in a Supervisor capacity for nearly 17 years in a variety of units, including Technical Services, Crime Analysis, Training and Certification, and most recently in Traffic Enforcement, where he has been a part of the Vision Zero Working Group. Riley oversees Day Operations and serves as the Commanding Officer for the Traffic Enforcement Unit.
Cambridge Police Deputy Superintendent Peter Vellucci A lifelong resident of Cambridge, Peter Vellucci was promoted to the rank of Deputy Superintendent, Administration, in 2022. Deputy Vellucci has served in the City of Cambridge since 2005, including the last five years as a supervisor. Most recently, he was the Commander for the Traffic Enforcement Unit and Special Response Team.
Cambridge Police Deputy Superintendent Pauline Wells Deputy Superintendent Pauline Wells has been with the Cambridge Police Department for nearly 25 years. She was recently promoted in 2017 to Deputy Superintendent. After serving as the Commanding Officer for Administration Services, which includes the Records Unit, Detail Office, Court Prosecutors Office, and the Property and Evidence Unit, Wells now oversees the Criminal Investigation Section. Wells previously served in various units within the department, including the patrol operations and criminal investigations.
Dr. James Barrett Dr. James Barrett serves as the Director of Clinical Support Services at the Cambridge Police Department. Dr. Barrett works out of the Department’s newly structured Family and Social Justice Section and oversees the Clinical Support Services Unit. He is responsible for directly managing the Department’s licensed social workers, non-sworn community outreach and case management staff, as well as providing clinical support to officers in the Unit. Dr. Barrett has worked closely with the Cambridge Police since 2007, when he helped found the nationally recognized Safety Net Collaborative.
Director of Professional Standards and Training Jim Mulcahy James Mulcahy, Esq. serves as the Director of Professional Standards for the Cambridge Police Department, where he is the Commanding Officer of the Professional Standards Section and oversees the operations of Professional Standards Unit and Training & Certification Unit. He is also the Legal Advisor for the Cambridge Police Department, where he advises the department’s Command Staff, provides in-service training, drafts policies and procedures, and works on a number of other collaborative projects. He previously served as a Law Clerk for the Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court and subsequently joined the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office where he served as an Assistant District Attorney for seven years.
Director of Communications Jeremy Warnick Jeremy Warnick is the Director of Communications and Media Relations at the Cambridge Police Department, where he facilitates information between the police department, the media, and the people who live, work, visit and study in Cambridge via the department’s website, social media channels, e-mail platforms and marketing programs. He has more than 15 years of communications experience with the public sector and major corporate brands, including ESPN and LoJack Corporation.
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