Academy/Training Unit

The Academy/Training Unit is responsible for coordinating and directing the Police Department's training efforts. The Academy also maintains training records and files for each officer, facilitates sending officers to training outside the Department and distributes training materials and legal updates to Department members.

The Cambridge Police Academy is the principal location for the Department's In-Service Training Program for sworn officers. Police officers in Massachusetts are required to attend at least 40 hours of in-service training each year. Officers receive updated information and instruction in a wide variety of subjects.

The Cambridge-Northeastern Police Academy is the principal location for the Cambridge Police Department's new officer ("recruit") training. The Academy lasts 20 weeks, and each recruit is required to complete the entire program before he/she can become a sworn member of the Cambridge Police Department.

For information about becoming a Cambridge Police Officer, visit our Recruitment and Employment page.


  • 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM Monday
  • 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday to Thursday
  • 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM Friday

Contact Info

Telephone: 617-349-3343
Email: Academy / Training Unit
Commanding Officer: Lieutenant Casey McGrath

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