Cambridge Police Department

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The Cambridge Police Department is an agency that is currently being built around Community Oriented Policing by way of working with the Community we serve by building relationships and solving problems collectively to make the City of Cambridge a even better place to live, work, and play. Our agency is made up of several different divisions which are:

  • Patrol
  • Criminal Investigations Division
  • Community Policing
  • Bike Patrol unit
  • Officer of Professional Standards
  • Internal Affairs Division
  • Proactive Community Engagement Unit
  • School Resource Officer Program

The department is located in the Edward E. Watkins Public Safety Complex at 8 Washington Street.

Annual Reports
View most recent annual report (PDF)
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View City of Cambridge Crime Map

Monthly Reports
September & October 2023
View 2023 Monthly Reports

CPD Policies and General Orders
Click Here for the Cambridge PD Use of Force Policy
Click Here for a full listing of the Cambridge PD General Orders

Citizens wishing to file a Complaint

Any citizen wishing to file a Complaint with the Cambridge Police Department can contact Chief Todd ( or Capt. Hinson ( in reference to the process and steps to do so. Any citizen can also respond to the Cambridge Police Department and ask for a complaint form to fill out and/or speak to a supervisor on-duty in reference to the complaint. Anyone making a written complaint shall be required to provide a name, mailing address, and phone number (or email) if they wish to receive notifications.

Every complaint that is filed with the Cambridge Police Department will be investigated and the citizen(s) who is making the complaint will be kept up to date of the ongoing investigation and will receive the outcome of the investigation once it is completed within the timely manner required. 


We are hiring! We need Certified Police Officers! The application process is now online! The application process is free for Cambridge and Dorchester County residents. All others will have to pay a $35 Registration fee. Once you have registered and applied, all communication will be managed through PoliceApp.

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The members of the Cambridge Police Department recognize that the quality of life in the community is best served by providing the finest professional law enforcement services possible.

The mission of the Cambridge Police Department is to be a committed partner with the community. The mandate is the continued protection and enhancement of diverse neighborhoods by working in partnership with citizens to creatively solve problems and to provide committed service through accountability, integrity, and respect.

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Chief's Message

Welcome to the Cambridge Police Department web site. We are pleased to provide another medium for delivering information to those we serve.

The department has a long, proud tradition of being part of the community, and as the city grows we strive to maintain the "small town feel" by being responsive to the changing needs of the people.

The Cambridge Police Department is a dynamic, value-based organization where community policing is a way of life.

Acting in partnership with the community to promote a responsive and flexible approach to quality of life issues is the foundation of Cambridge's community policing endeavors. Our effective coordination with other city agencies and community organizations have generated a variety of problem solving partnerships. These coalitions have been successful in developing comprehensive solutions to community problems, forging new strengths in combating crime, and helping to improve our community.

The pages that follow will allow us to provide more information to you about our police department and the community. We hope that you will find the web site both useful and informative.

Police Board Members