Police Structure and Specialized Units

One of the best things about working for the Cambridge Police Department is the opportunity it affords you.  There are many opportunities for promotion within the department. 

The department consists of:

  • 1 Commissioner
  • 2 Superintendents
  • 6 Deputy Superintendents
  • 17 Lieutenants
  • 33 Sergeants
  • 215 Police Officers

The department has various specialized units and assignments, such as:

  • Patrol (through cruisers & foot patrols)
  • Traffic (utilizing motorcycles)
  • Accident Investigation
  • Community Relations
  • Bicycle Patrol
  • School Resource Officers
  • Self-Defense Instruction
  • Crime Analysis
  • Professional Standards (Internal Investigations)
  • Public Information Office
  • Criminal Investigations Section
  • Domestic Violence Investigations
  • Warrant Apprehension
  • Dignitary Protection
  • Special Investigations (Narcotics)
  • Tactical Operations
    • Tactical Patrol Force (TPF)
    • Special Response Team (SRT)
    • Explosive Ordinance Unit (Bomb Technicians)
    • Crisis Negotiation
  • Peer Stress Team
  • Training Unit
    • Firearms Instructors
    • Defensive Tactics
  • Honor Guard

Visiting CPD

Hours of Service

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

Cambridge Police Department

Christine Elow
Acting 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