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January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month
Join Cape Cod PATH (People Against Trafficking Humans) for a candlelight vigil to recognize the 21 million people currently enslaved in modern-day slavery, which exists everywhere across the globe, including on beautiful Cape Cod.
DATE: January 20, 2018, 4:30-5:30 pm, Hyannis Village Green
Support Cape Cod PATH’s mission to eradicate human trafficking on the Cape through education and awareness. The typical trafficking victim is a girl age 14-17, though boys and transgender youth are also vulnerable. Because survivors of sex or labor trafficking are often homeless and arrive at a safe house or human service agency with only the clothes on their back, Cape Cod PATH is collecting care bags that can help their recovery begin. If you would like to donate a care bag, please bring them to Barnstable Police Headquarters, 1200 Phinney’s Lane, Hyannis, attention Officer Katie Parache.
Here’s a list of the new, unused items needed for each care bag: toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, soap, hair brush, 3 pairs underwear, 3 pairs socks, pair sweat pants, package baby wipes. hair elastics, chapstick, water bottle, notepad, 2 pens, stuffed animal, note of encouragement.
How to avoid and detect Elder Fraud: A guide for older people, carers and relatives
Elder fraud is a problem in wester cultures world-wide. Please follow the link below to view an article that might help detect and avoid elder fraud including identity theft and caregiver fraud.
Visit http://ctech.link/elder-fraud to view the article.
Changes in 2017 Municipal Police Officer and MBTA Transit Police Officer Exam
2017 Municipal Police Officer and MBTA Transit Police Officer Exam Due to a legislative change (MGL Chapter 31 § 58) regarding the minimum age to take the exam for Municipal Police Officer and MBTA Transit Police, if you were between the ages of 19 and 21 on March 25, 2017, you are now eligible to take the exam for Municipal Police and Transit Police. The last day to apply is May 23, 2017. To be considered for employment during the life of the list resulting from this exam, individuals need to be 21 years of age. This change in statute only applies to Municipal and Transit Police, NOT State Trooper.
The exam date will be June 24, 2017.
Visit www.mass.gov/civilservice for more information and to apply.
Civil Service Open House
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 from 6-8pm.
Barnstable Police Department First Floor Multi-Purpose Room 1200 Phinney’s Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601
This open house will prepare you for the upcoming March 25, 2017 Police Officer Entry Level Exam and introduce you to the Barnstable Police Department.
BARNSTABLE RESIDENTS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.
Informational Meeting about Civil Service Police Officer Examination
On Wednesday March 4, 2015 at 6:30 PM the Barnstable Police Department will be hosting an informational meeting about the upcoming Civil Service Police Officer Entrance Examination. The meeting will take place in the community room at the Police Department Headquarters located at 1200 Phinney’s Lane in Hyannis. Personnel from the Massachusetts Department of Human Resources as well as members of the Barnstable Police Department Personnel Selection Unit will be at the meeting to discuss preparing for the exam and the process of becoming a police officer with our agency.
Police Officer Examination
A reminder that the deadline to sign-up for the Police Officer Examination being given by Civil Service is March 13, 2015. The exam will be held in April. Those that are interested in taking the exam can use the link provided here to learn more about registering to take the exam. A downloadable PDF version of a study guide is also available by following the link here.
Property Ordinance Updates
All property owners, both commercial and residential, rental and owner occupied, should be aware of the updates to the Ch. 133 Anti-Noise Ordinance and the recently enacted Ch. 160 Chronic Problem Property Ordinance. Please watch the following slide show prepared by the Barnstable Police Department designed to highlight this important information. Click here to view the slide show.
Emergency Preparedness Information
There are FEMA Storm and Emergency Preparedness brochures available in the Barnstable Police Department lobby. Spanish and large print versions are available as well. Also, if you have not done so already, please sign up for our Emergency Notification System. Click here to find out more about our Emergency Notification System.
Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drug Day
On April 27, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Barnstable Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to Barnstable Police Headquarters @ 1200 Phinney’s Lane, Hyannis, MA between the hours of 10:00am – 2:00pm. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Click here for more details.
BPD Vehicle Auction
A vehicle auction will take place at the Barnstable Police Facility located at 1200 Phinney’s Lane, Hyannis MA 02601, on Saturday, October 27th at 10am. Bidders must pre-register. Regististration and preview begins at 9am. Please click here for more details.
Kids Day 2012
Please join us on Wednesday August 22 at the Barnstable High School from 10am-2pm for our 14th annual Kids Day. The event is free of charge and starts with a parade promptly at 10am. There will be free hot dogs, soda, and ice cream. The first 1,000 children will recieve a free Kids Day gift. There will be demonstrations and displays along with the dunk tank and the SUDS to wrap up the day. Don’t forget to register to win one of the 6 new bikes we are raffling off for free.
It is with great regret to announce that Tony Purbrick, the Civilian Coordinator for the Citizens Police Academy and a great friend of the Barnstable Police, passed away early Friday May 11, 2012. The Wake will be at John Lawrence Funeral Home Route 28, Marstons Mills on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Funeral will be private in Boston. Tony has been an integral member of the Citizens Police Academy Staff whose presence will be greatly missed.
Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drug Day
On April 28, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Barnstable Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to Barnstable Police Headquarters @ 1200 Phinney’s Lane, Hyannis, MA between the hours of 10:00am – 2:00pm. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Click here for more details.
Internet Safety Class for Parents
The Barnstable Police Department is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a Free Internet Safety Class for Parents on Wednesday, February 29. This will be an interactive session with officers from the Barnstable Police Department who have specialized training in the computer field. The main topics of the presentation will be Cyberbullying, Online predators, and Revealing too much information. Click here for more details.
Barnstable Police Department Promotes Six Officers
The Barnstable Police Department is proud to announce the promotion of six officers. As the department grows and continues to operate as a professional police agency it is only natural with growth comes change. In recent years the Barnstable Police have added the Executive Service Division and the Street Crimes Unit. To memorialize these two additions we are going to be assigning full time Lieutenants to run them on a daily basis. In conjunction with the recent retirement of Lieutenant Joellen Jason, this has created the ability of the department to promote officers. Click here for more details.