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Detective Ann DiMascio:

I wanted to be a police officer since I was a little girl. I became a member of the police department in 1989. I served in the patrol division for three years before transferring into the Vice/Narcotic Unit. After some time, I was transferred where I currently hold my position in the Major Crime Unit. I also perform Background Investigations on potential police recruits and firefighters. I am a graduate of Salem State College and received my graduate degree from Anna Maria College. I enjoy my two children, skiing and exercising. I encourage those entering law enforcement to be honest, fair, and to treat people the way that you would like to be treated.

Superintendent Christine Elow:

I grew up in Cambridge. I am the middle child with an older and younger brother. I was not the best student and after high school I had no clue what I wanted to do with my life. Right after high school my best friend and I decided on a whim to join the military.

Before I knew it I had sign up for four years of active duty in the United States Navy. Once in Boot Camp I knew the military was not going to be a career move for me. During my four years I became more disciplined and focused on my future. By the end of my active duty I had already taken my SAT’s and had been accepted at Boston University. I went there for two years with a focus on the social service field. I thought I wanted to be a social worker, but I did not like the idea of visiting “families in trouble” without anything to protect myself. That is when I first considered policing.

I took the exam in 1994; I scored well and being a Veteran I went to the top of the Civil Service list. I was hired by the Cambridge Police Department in April of 1995, I was 28 years old. In the years that I have been on I have been assigned to many duties including bike patrol, self-defense training, Professional Standards, and background investigations. I have taken three promotional exams doing very well and getting promoted on the second exam to the rank of Sergeant and third exam to the rank of Lieutenant before becoming a Deputy Superintendent.

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Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm

Cambridge Police Department

Branville G. Bard, Jr.
Police Commissioner

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