The Patrol personnel of the Hanson Police Department
are the primary responders to crimes, calls for
service and assistance. Every Patrol
Officer works under the direct supervision of
a Patrol Sergeant to protect life and property,
preserve public order, provide public assistance,
protect civil rights and enforce criminal and
motor vehicle laws. Patrol Officers are
required to respond to all types of calls.
The severity of calls range from barking dog complaints
to armed robberies and homicides.
Every Hanson Police Officer begins their career
as a Patrol Officer. Officers are required
to go through an extensive and demanding training
program at the Massachusetts Criminal Justice
Training Council Academy. This rigorous
training program prepares an Officer for the wide
variety of situations, to which they are expected
Patrol Officers are in constant contact with the
public. Most likely, the first person you
will see when you call the police will be a Patrol
Officer. In most cases, Patrol Officers
will handle the situation themselves. In
some serious situations, a superior officer or
a Detective will arrive to assist or begin an
in depth investigation.
Many Officers are assigned to special duties in
addition to their patrol duties and frequently
"change hats" to perform these duties.
All Officers of the Hanson Police Department are
competent and dedicated to the patrol function
of the department. The men and women of
the Hanson Police Department take great pride
in serving our community.