There are a total of 102 employees.
The sworn staff is comprised of 1 Chief of Police, 2 Captains, 5 Lieutenants, 8 Sergeants and 63 Officers.
The organization is supported by 17 E911 Dispatchers (9 Full-time).
The Department is also supported by 6 civilian employees who perform various duties, such as Records Management, Data Processing, Vehicle Fleet Support & Facility Maintenance.
The Department is comprised of 3 overall functions:
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Operations DivisionThe Patrol Division is responsible for 24 hour random preventive patrol services. Officers on random preventive patrol are responsible for responding to emergency incidents, the preliminary investigation of all crimes, and directed patrol assignments at identified hot spots. The Operations Division oversees the 3 Patrol Shifts, the Problem-Oriented Policing Unit, Communications Dispatch, D.A.R.E., Domestic Violence Advocate, S.R.O. and the Crime Analyst’
Moreover, 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
Detective DivisionThe Detective Division is responsible for protracted investigations and is responsible for investigating major criminal elements. Moreover, the juvenile detective is responsible for investigating crimes inflicted upon young persons. The Detective Division The Detectives also work jointly with the Bristol County Drug Task Force, the Massachusetts State Police and various federal agencies. The Detective Division Commander supervises the Department Prosecution Unit. The Prosecution Unit, 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, Payroll, Equipment Procurement, Grants, Training, and Detail Officer Assignments.