Welcome to the Cambridge Police Department

Message from Police Chief Timothy Dwyer





As the Chief of Police, I want to share with you our mission, as well as overall beliefs, goals and objectives. We are a progressive and professional organization, taking pride in delivering the highest quality of services to our community. We are rooted in sincere care and concern for our residents. Our dedicated employees achieve our mission through a shared vision of servant leadership, backed with honor and integrity.

Our patrol division ensures the public's safety, and the protection of their property, through aggressive and highly visible patrolling of our residential, commercial, industrial, and recreational areas. We are committed to the rapid response to calls for service, thorough follow-up investigations, and rigorous enforcement of criminal traffic laws, as well as city ordinances.

We understand that keeping a community safe involves more than just reactive policing and preventative patrols. The Cambridge Police Department puts great emphasis in proactive policing efforts, including prevention, intervention, and enforcement. Performance standards are in place to empower and encourage officers to be involved in community policing and crime prevention activities, opening the doors of communication between the police department and community members. We are committed to keeping Cambridge a safe place to live and work.

Help us Help You as we strive to create an environment that fosters community partnerships between residents, business owners, and the police department. We are continually seeking new and innovative methods to better serve our constituents. Don't hesitate to call the police department to report suspicious activity, express your concerns for public safety, or to set up appointments to have an officer stop by your neighborhood, business, or organization to discuss what we can do together to maintain peace and a sense of security in our community.

The Cambridge Police Department has the authorized strength of 15 police officers. We are currently operating with 14 officers which includes the Chief, 3 Sergeants, 8 Patrol Officers, 1 Detective, and 2 School Resource Officers. We also employ 2 Office Personnel. Our Reserve Unit is made up of 18 dedicated volunteers. We provide 24 policing coverage for the City of Cambridge.

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