Divisions

ADMINISTRATION

The Administration Division performs the administrative and logistical functions that are crucial to the effective operations of the Department. The Division ensures that the Department has the appropriate resources, personnel, technology, and equipment to support the overall day-to-day operations. The Division ensures fiscal responsibility and promotes citizen interaction/involvement.

OPERATIONS

Operations include the following Divisions: Criminal Investigations, Professional Standards/Community Services, SWAT, Detention Services, and Animal Control.

CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS DIVISION (CID)

The primary purpose of CID is the prompt and accurate collection and analysis of evidence and facts in order to solve criminal offenses while protecting the constitutional rights of all parties.

PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS/COMMUNITY SERVICES

The Professional Standards/Community Services Division encompasses a variety of distinct functions, to include: Internal Affairs, Training, Recruiting, School Resource Officers, School Crossing Guards and Community Services.

SWAT

The SWAT Division has specially trained personnel to respond to incidents, including, but not limited to: barricaded persons, hostage situations, high-risk warrant services, and acts of terrorism. The Bedford SWAT Division is part of a multi-agency Team called NETCAST.

Detention Services

The Detention Services Division is responsible for ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all prisoners and/or detainees held at the Bedford Detention Facility. The Bedford Detention Facility also houses Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees.

ANIMAL CONTROL

The Animal Control Division's primary focus is promoting responsible pet ownership and the adoption and/or alternate placement of adoptable animals.


TECHNICAL SERVICES

Technical Services includes the following Divisions: Dispatch, Records and Property.

DISPATCH

The Dispatch Division assists the public with emergency and non-emergency requests for assistance and the prompt and accurate dispatching of police, fire, and emergency medical personnel.

RECORDS AND PROPERTY

The Records and Property Division encompasses a variety of distinct functions to include: Records, Property & Evidence, Crime Analysis, and Alarm Permitting.


UNIFORMED SERVICES

Uniformed Services includes the following Divisions: Patrol, Traffic, and Behavioral Intervention Unit (BIU)

PATROL DIVISION

The Patrol Division is the largest staffed Division within the Police Department. The Division's primary purpose as the Department's first responders is the protection of life, property, and the promotion of the safety and welfare of the general public. This Division is the most visible and recognizable unit of the Police Department. The Patrol Division provides 24-hour coverage 365 days of the year.

TRAFFIC DIVISION

The Traffic Division's primary purpose is to investigate motor vehicle accidents and to identify problematic locations in residential and major thoroughfares and to respond utilizing personnel and equipment (i.e. speed monitoring trailers) to gain compliance of all applicable traffic laws.

BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTION UNIT (BIU)

This Division responds to the needs of Bedford citizens who suffer from untreated or undiagnosed mental ailments by addressing the underlying issues surrounding these repetitive cases.