Informational Alert | Coronavirus Updates
NOTICE: Beginning Monday, June 29, the Cambridge Police Records Unit will be open to members of the public, by appointment only, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for License to Carry (LTC) renewals and general assistance. Please note that fingerprint services for new LTC applications are not yet available. Appointments can be made by phone at 617-349-3336 or by email

Benefits of Working for CPD

Starting Base Pay (first year): $40,913
Second Year Base: $46,896
Third Year Base: $52,884
Fourth & Subsequent Year Base: $58,872 

  • 14 Vacation Days after 1 Year of Service
  • 2 Personal Days
  • 5 Family Sick Leave Days
  • 13 Paid Holidays
  • Perfect Attendance Incentives
  • Dental, Vision and Life Insurance Polices supplemented by the City
  • Yearly Uniform Allowance
  • Educational Incentive Pay:
    Associate Degree: 10% on base
    - Bachelors Degree: 20% on base
    - Masters Degree: 25% on base 
  • Tuition Reimbursement Plan
  • Additional Financial Incentives Based on Specific Assignment
  • 4 HMO Plans to choose from
  • Hazardous Duty Pay
  • Shift Differential
  • Holiday Bonus Pay

Visiting CPD

Hours of Service

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

Cambridge Police Department

Branville G. Bard, Jr.
Police Commissioner

Email Us with general inquiries about the department or questions about resources/programs offered by the police. DO NOT use this form to submit tips or report crimes in progress.

125 Sixth Street
Cambridge MA 02142