The City of Framingham Police Department provides 24-hour coverage through 3 police patrol shifts. Each shift assigns Officers to specific geographical boundaries called police areas. Patrol Officers are the 1st to respond to situations that vary from:
Accidents (Motor Vehicle, Household, Industrial)
Breaking and entry
All uniformed officers are trained as 1st responders and are certified to use semi-automated defibrillators for assisting victims in cardiac arrest. Each on-duty cruiser is equipped with one of these lifesaving devices. Uniform patrol is a very diverse and challenging position, which requires dedicated and resourceful men and women working together.
This area covers the southern portion of town bordering Ashland, Sherborn, and Natick. The police function within this area is well entrenched into the tenets of Community-Oriented Policing, and those officers and employees working within the area have established very close bonds with the citizens they serve.
This area serves the downtown area of Framingham and is a unique and ethnically diverse part of our community. In addition there is a wide range of housing from homes dating back to the founding of Framingham, to brand new dwellings.
Framingham State College also is located in this patrol area.
This area encompasses both an entertainment district, comprised of restaurants, night clubs, retail shopping, along with a community of single and multi-family housing. Route 9, long called the Golden Mile, is the main focus of this area. It includes Shoppers World as well as many other retail establishments.
The far north area of Framingham encompasses 1/3 of the geographic area of the town. It continues to experience tremendous growth in single and multi-family residences.