The Attleboro Police Department is led by Chief Kyle P. Heagney. There are a total of 98 employees.
This staff is made up of 71 Officers (Including 1 Chief, 2 Captains, 5 Lieutenants, 7 Sergeants and 56 Officers).
The organization is supported by 14 E911 Dispatchers. The Department is also supported by 5 civilian employees who perform various duties, such as Records Management, Data Processing, Vehicle Fleet Support & Facility Maintenance.
The Department is comprised of 6 overall functions:
- Uniform Patrol
- Problem-Oriented Policing
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Service DivisionThe Service Division supervises special units and logistics; such as Traffic Unit, School Resource Officers, Dispatch Communications, Firearm Licensing, D.A.R.E., Special Permits and Events, Juvenile Officer, Vehicle Fleet, School Crossing Guards, Auxiliary Police Unit, Records, and Facility Maintenance.
Patrol DivisionThe Patrol Division is responsible for general services (emergency and non-emergency), preliminary investigation of all crimes and rapid 911 response.
Detective DivisionThe Detective Division handles protracted investigations and major crimes. The Detectives also work jointly with the Bristol County Drug Task Force, the Massachusetts State Police and various federal agencies.
Problem-Oriented PolicingProblem-Oriented Policing Problem-Oriented Policing (POP) emphasizes the use of analysis and assessment to address crime and disorder problems. The origins of the POP approach can be found in the work conducted by police scholar Herman Goldstein, and its application has led to promising practices in crime reduction strategies among police agencies across the nation and around the world.
POP offers police a multifaceted approach to solving problems and preventing new ones from occurring. For example, a key element of POP is the Scanning, Analysis, Response, and Assessment (SARA) problem-solving process, from which police can develop informed responses that may reduce the number of incidents from occurring or the harm resulting from those incidents. The Problem Analysis Triangle offers yet another lens through which police can effectively analyze crime problems and develop solutions that remove opportunities for those crimes to occur.
Prosecution DivisionThe Prosecution Division, in conjunction with the Bristol County District Attorney’s office, is responsible for bringing criminal cases before the Massachusetts Trial Courts.
Administrative DivisionThe Administrative Division is responsible for Budget, Payroll, Accounts Payable, Equipment Procurement, Grants, Uniform Crime Reporting, Training, and Detail Officer Assignments.