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.

City of Cambridge Police Department

Organized: 1859
Sworn Officers: 288
Civilian Personnel: 41
Police Commissioner: Christine Elow


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

Non-Emergency Phone Number: 617-349-3300

Budget: $65,925,945 (FY2020)

Rank Structure:

Deputy Superintendent
Patrol Officer

Marked Patrol Vehicles: 37

Unmarked Patrol Vehicles: 48

Motorcycles: 14

Bicycles: 22

Special Vehicles: 10

Total Calls for Service: 106,628 (2020)

Visiting CPD

Hours of Service

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

Cambridge Police Department

Christine Elow
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