East Bridgewater Police Motorcycle Unit
utilizes Harley Davidson Road King Classic Police Package Motorcycles.
The motorcycle units are assigned to routine patrol, traffic
enforcement and are utilized for all Town functions, parades, road
The East Bridgewater Police ATV Unit
consists of two quad ATV's, an off -road motorcycle, and a six wheel
ATV. The Officer's that are assigned to this Unit have been Certified
by the M.C.J.T.C. in All Terrain Vehicles.
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Bridgewater Police Mountain Bike Unit was established by acquiring State
and Federal Grant money, to start a Police Community Orientated Policing
Program. By doing this, and since then, the Mt. Bike Program has been a
huge success within the community. The Mt. Bikes are being used for Town
functions, parades, crowd control, etc. where the police officer can
patrol and prevent, and at the same time, be closer to the people to
interact, and of course stay in shape.
The Bicycle Patrol
Police Officers have been through training and certified through the
C.O.B.W.E.B. Program. This means: "Cops On Bikes With Educated
Bicyclists". This type of patrol becomes highly effective. The police
officer can dismount the bike at anytime, and pedal throughout the
neighborhoods, plaza's, condominium's/apartment complex's, and off road
paths. By doing this. the police officer is getting in shape, but also
using their 4 senses: seeing all around you, hearing, smelling and
feeling the environment around them. Here is where the officer can
observe a lot of things that he or she cannot in the police cruiser.
Also, the officer is closer to the people, where the sense of community
interaction takes place with the public. This is also a good role model
for the children in the town. Police on bikes can educate the safety
aspects of bicycle safety and educate them how the police officer uses
his bike on the job.
Again, this is a
growing program and we are always finding new ways to enhance this type
of policing. The trend is catching on to surrounding towns. They see how
the program works and then they implement it themselves. Check us out
while we are on the streets, we will be glad to say hi!
Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
The Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit has been in
existence since 1998. Since the inception of this unit East Bridgewater
has witnessed a dramatic decline in commercial vehicle violations. The
main objective of this unit is SAFETY. Unfortunately over 5,000 people
die on the nation's roadways every year in commercial motor vehicle
accidents. This number appears to be climbing. Hopefully with the
commercial vehicle enforcement unit we can help to keep East Bridgewater
a safe place to drive.
East Bridgewater Police Department
Cruisers are equipped with Panasonic TOUGHBOOK Computers enabling
officers to access the In-house database, Criminal Justice Information
System (CJIS), State Registry of Motor Vehicles, National Law
Enforcement Telecommunications network and the National Criminal
Information Computer (NCIC) controlled by the FBI. These queries provide
warrant information, driver's license information, vehicle
registrations, stolen vehicle information, etc.
East Bridgewater Police Patrol Rifles
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