Divisions

  1. Animal Control

    The Town of Hingham has 1 full-time Animal Control Officer. The Animal Control Officer is responsible for all injured, sick and deceased animals in the Town of Hingham.

  2. Crossing Guards

    Adult school crossing guards play an important role in the lives of children who walk or bicycle to school. They help children safely cross the street at key locations. They also remind drivers of the presence of pedestrians. The presence of adult crossing guards can lead to more parents feeling comfortable about their children walking or bicycling to school. While the primary role of an adult school crossing guard is to guide children safely across the street, children also remain responsible for their own safety. In this manner, a guard plays another key function — a role model helping children develop the skills necessary to cross streets safely at all times.

  3. Detective Division

    The detective division of the police department is responsible for the follow-up investigation of serious crimes against persons and property committed in the Town of Hingham.

  4. Drug Recognition Experts

    A drug recognition expert or drug recognition evaluator (DRE) is a police officer trained to recognize impairment in drivers under the influence of drugs other than, or in addition to, alcohol.

  5. Harbormaster

  6. Honor Guard

    The honor guard serves as the ceremonial unit for the Department, we march in parades, conduct funerals for Officers and their family members, attend wakes and funerals for area officers killed in the line of duty, and attend other functions as directed by the Chief of Police.

  7. K-9

    Thanks to Sergeant Glen Shaw (retired), the Hingham Police Department has a tremendous history with police K-9 work.

  8. Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council

    The Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council, also identified as MetroLEC, was an evolution of need brought upon police agencies from this area to better develop and respond to emerging changes and threats to our local missions and our homeland during the late 1990’s and early 2000’s.

  9. Patrol Division

  10. Records

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  11. Regional Communications Center

    The Public Safety Dispatch Center supporting the towns of Hingham, Hull, Norwell and Cohasset.

  12. School Resource Officers

    The School Resource Officer Program is a nationally accepted program involving the placement of a certified law enforcement officer within the educational environment on several different levels.

  13. Traffic Division