Informational Alert | Coronavirus Updates
NOTICE: Due to COVID-19, the Cambridge Police Records Unit will be open to members of the public by appointment only. Appointments can be made by phone at 617-349-3336 and hours are Monday-Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. No fingerprint services are available at this time. Requests for general assistance, applications and License to Carry (LTC) renewals can be made by email:

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: 278
Civilian Personnel: 41
Commissioner: Branville G. Bard, Jr. 


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

Non-Emergency Phone Number: 617-349-3300

Budget: $51,145,765 (FY2017)

Rank Structure:

Deputy Superintendent
Patrol Officer

Marked Patrol Vehicles: 37

Unmarked Patrol Vehicles: 46

Motorcycles: 14

Bicycles: 22

Special Vehicles: 9

Total Calls for Service: 98,261 (2016)

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