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Worcester Police Mounted Patrol Unit

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Worcester Police Mounted Patrol Unit
The Worcester Police Department purchased and trained four horses to join the first Mounted Patrol Unit in the city since the 1940s. The Mounted Patrol Unit began patrolling on June 19, 2017 and will perform all aspects of police work including: neighborhood patrol and support, enhance community relations, crowd management and search and rescue.

The officers completed a ten week training program conducted by the Massachusetts State Police in which they received instruction on patrol procedure, equine first aid and equine nutrition.

Worcester County Sheriff allows the Worcester Police Department to use the newly renovated stables and barn at the Worcester County House of Correction. The facility is used at no cost to the City. Massachusetts State Police Mounted Patrol Unit continues to provide support and guidance when needed.

Camera Collaborative

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Camera Collaborative
The Worcester Police Department Camera Collaborative is a free program allowing residents to register their private cameras with the police through the CrimeReports.com Camera Registration program.

Register Your Camera

Benefits

This program is a great way to help deter and solve crime quickly in your community. Providing your local law enforcement agency with the location of your security camera empowers them with the information needed to catch criminals faster, and since you own the camera, your participation always remains 100% voluntary. Additionally, the Worcester Police Department will provide participants with window decals that advertise your participation. So, while your cameras can solve crime, your participation can prevent it altogether.

How it Works

By enrolling in this program Investigators will be able to pull up a map showing registered cameras with the owners contact information. If a crime occurs in an area that has registered cameras investigators will be able to click the camera icon on the map which will show the contact information along with the direction your cameras are pointing towards. Your cameras will not be streaming to the police department. If the police believe your cameras may have captured a crime we will then contact you. Your information is kept safe and secure; never made public. Only local law enforcement can see it.

How to Register

To register for this program simply go to www.crimereports.com and and click "Register a Camera." If you already have an email and password you can simply go to the next step. If you have not signed up with CrimeReports.com you will need to create a user name and password. This site also allows you to get emails concerning crime activity in your neighborhood.

Goods for Guns

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Date/Time of Next Gun Buyback: TBA

Goods for Guns is a collaborative effort between Worcester police, UMass Memorial Medical Center, the Worcester Department of Public Health, the office of District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr., Worcester District Medical Society and the Injury-Free Coalition for Kids of Worcester. The goals of this program are:

  1. to remove unwanted improperly stored guns from homes;
  2. to educate the community about the increased risk of gun-related injuries in the home and the importance of safe gun storage; and
  3. to identify individuals possessing improperly stored guns at home and provide them with safety information and alternatives.

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